People Of the Civil War

By: Cali Lee

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809, in Hardy County. In 1858, Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for senator and lost. But by doing so, he gained a good reputation with the people that won him the presidential election of 1660. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was born August 22nd, 1848 in Point Pleasant Ohio. Ulysses S. Grant is best known as the general of the Union army who led the North to victory over the Confederate army. If it weren't for Grant, we might still have slaves. Ulysses S. Grant also served as a president, although people see his presidency as one of the worst. But even though his presidency wasn't favored, he was an excellent general and he knew how to fight.

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee was the general of the confederate army. He grew up in Stratford Hall, Virginia and he served seventeen years as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, supervising and inspecting the construction of the nation's coastal defenses. Because of his reputation as one of the finest officers in the United States Army, Abraham Lincoln offered Lee the command of the Federal forces in April 1861. Lee said no and joined the Confederacy instead.

Phillip Bazaar

Phillip Bazaar was born in Chile, South America. He was a Navy seaman who was awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat- the Medal of Honor which he received in 1865. He distinguished himself during the battle for Fort Fisher of the American Civil War.

Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward Howe was a writer born in 1819 in New York City. Julia's father was a successful wall-street banker and her mother was a published poet who died in child birth. Julia published many collections of poems although anonymously do to society's disapproval. Julia was very active in women's rights and she began to be known for her strong and outspoken views. Among her many contributions to American society is her famous 'Battle Hymn' which has become a national anthem of sorts.

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilked Booth grew up in Harfard County, Maryland. He was actually an actor, but that isn't what he's famous for. Booth supported the south in the civil war and when they lost he bgean to hate President Lincoln and anyone that defeated the south. On April 14 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln and assasinated him in the Ford's theater.

William T. Sherman

William T. Sherman was born on February 8, 1820 in Ohio. He graduated sixth in his class at West point in 1840. He resigned from the army in 1853 to become a banker and then a lawyer, but the civil war brought him back to service in 1861. The civil war brought him lasting fame for his 'march to the sea' on which he cut through the heart of the Confederacy, burning Atlanta and destroying vast stretches of farm land. At the conclusion of the civil war Sherman became commander of the Missouri district which stretched from the Rocky mountains to the Mississippi river. Sherman became a general commander of the united states army in 1969.

"Stonewall" Jackson

"Stonewall" Jackson was born on January 21st, in Clarksburg Virginia. He graduated from West Point in 1846 and began his official military career with the US Army as a brevet second lieutenant in the Mexican-American War from 1846-1848, where he first met Robert E. Lee. Jackson organized extremely successful military maneuvers at Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys, and Port Republic in the spring of 1862.