Civil War Research Project
By: Ty Nicholson
Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Immediately when this happened, states started seceding from the United States. By the time Lincoln had announced his inauguration 7 states had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. Abraham Lincoln went on to defeating the Confederacy in the Civil war.
Jefferson Davis was a United States soldier and statesman before he became the President of the Confederate States of America during the entire Civil War which was fought from 1861 to 1865. Him and his army were defeated by the Union in the Civil War.
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant was the military commander of the Union during the Civil War. He led them to a huge victory by beating the Confederacy with strategic war strategies in the bloodiest war in U.S. history. Ulysses S. Grant also became the 18th president of the United States.
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee was the confederate commander during the civil war and was very successful even though they had lost the war against the Union.
William Carney was an African American soldier during the American Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Fort Wagner.
He was a Navy seaman who was awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat and the Medal of Honor during the civil war.
Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, poet, and the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". She wrote "The Battle Hymns of the Republic" during the Civil War.
John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865.
William T. Sherman
Sherman's March to the Sea is the name of the Savannah Campaign in the civil war, it was in Georgia from November 15 to December 21, 1864.
"Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. Military historians consider Jackson to be one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. History.