People of the Civil War Research
By: Bailey Dickerson
Abraham Lincoln impacted the Civil War by being elected in 1860, causing the South to secede. He was on the Union's side because his beliefs were against slavery and the South was against his beliefs. President Lincoln did his job well because he ended up being instrumental in the freeing of all slaves and winning the Civil War for the North. I can't really think he could have done much better than he did. He did handle his position in the right manner.
Jefferson Davis had a pretty big impact on the Civil War because he was the President of the Confederate States of America. He was on the Confederate side because he believed slavery was right, he didn't like the tariffs being imposed on goods, and he was against the things that Abraham Lincoln stood for. I think he did his job well, but he could have done better, considering he lost the Civil War. He did handle his position in the right manner.
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant made an impact during the Civil War because he was a general in the Union. He believed in victory no matter the cost. He did his job well because he caused many victories for the Union, but he could have done better by not letting so many men die in the battles he fought. He handles his position in the right manner by causing many victories for the Union.
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee had an impact on the Civil War by being a commander for the Confederate forces. He was on the Confederate side because he believed in slavery and was against Abraham Lincoln. He did his job well by causing many victories for the Confederacy, but he could have done better by winning the war. He did handle his position in the right manner.
William Carney made an impact during the Civil War by being a very important soldier for the Union. He won the Medal of Honor during the Battle of Fort Wagner for, even though he was wounded, he grabbed the fallen American flag and charged back to his regiment, getting shot many times in the progress. By doing this, he proved that African Americans can be great soldiers as well. He did his job well, he rallied all of the soldiers in the battle to the American flag, and even though the Confederates won, he raised the moral of Union soldiers. he could have done better by helping the Union soldiers win the battle.
Philip Bazaar made an impact on the Civil War by helping out the Union. He was a Navy soldier from Chile that moved to Massachusetts. He was obviously against slavery because he was fighting for the Union and not the Confederates. He helped the Union in the battle for Fort Fisher. He did his job well because the Union (who he was fighting for) ended up winning the Civil War.
Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe impacted the Civil War by speaking out against war any chance she got. She also wrote a poem to protest the Civil War, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". She was on the side of the Union because she was against the beliefs of the South, such as slavery. She was also with the Union because Abraham Lincoln was against the whole war and the split of the country. She did her job well because her poems were very widely known.
John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth did not impact the Civil War at all. He did, however, impact America after the Civil War was over. He assassinated Abraham Lincoln while he was at a play. He was on the Confederate side because he was against everything that the North believed in. He did his job very well. I say this because he did his job and killed Abraham Lincoln. He could have done better by not getting caught after killing Abraham Lincoln.
William T. Sherman
William T. Sherman made an impact on the Civil War by leading a "March to the Sea". The "March to the Sea" was a 285 mile march with 60,000 soldiers to scare the Georgia army into leaving the Confederate army. They did not destroy any villages, but they did steal food and livestock and burn villages if people fought them. He captured Atlanta, Georgia and this was an important victory because Atlanta was a railroad hub and the industry center of the South. He did his job well because he captured a very important Confederate city. He couldn't have really done much better than he did, and he did handle his job in the correct manner.
"Stonewall" Jackson made an impact during the Civil War by winning the First Manassas and many other battles for the Confederacy. He was fighting for the South because he was against what the North stood for and believed slavery was a good and useful tool. He did his job very well because he won many battles for the South. He could have done better, considering the South lost the war.