Civil War March Music by Mogwick
Birth: February 12, 1809
Death: April 15, 1865
Importance in Civil War: Lincoln was the Union president and very strong minded about ending slavery. He was a very important force outside of battles on ending the war.
Interesting Fact: He was the tallest president ever standing at 6'4''
Ulysses S. Grant
Birth: April 27, 1882
Death: July 23, 1885
Importance in Civil War: As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. His later victories, two were the Battle of Vicksburg, and Chattanooga.
Interesting Fact: President Grant’s real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant
Birth: June 3, 1808
Death: December 6, 1889
Importance in Civil War: Jefferson Davis was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history during the Civil War. a West Point graduate
Interesting Fact: Davis wrote a memoir entitled. "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government", which he completed in 1881.
Birth: February 3, 1821
Death: May 31, 1910
Importance in Civil War: The first woman to earn a medical license. Helped to convince president Lincoln to form the U.S sanitary commission. Which greatly aided the Union soldiers in the war.
Interesting Fact: Since 1949, the American Medical Women's Association has awarded the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal annually to a woman physician.
Birth: February 1818
Death: February 20, 1895
Importance in Civil War: He was a very important leader and speaker for African Americans during the Civil war. He also was an Abolitionist that celebrated the Emancipation Proclamation.
Interesting Fact: he founded "The North Star" an abolitionist newspaper
Robert E. Lee
Birth: January 19, 1807
Death: October 12, 1870
Importance in Civil War: In June 1861, Lee began command of the Army of Northern Virginia, which he would lead for the rest of the war. Lee and his army achieved great success during the Peninsula Campaign and at Second Bull Run (Mansassas) and Fredericksburg, with his greatest victory coming in the bloody Battle of Chancellorsville.
Interesting Fact: His last words were "Strike the tent."