Civil War

By Ronnie Sanders



Abe Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln is probably one of Americas greatest president. He was the president of the united states or the union during the time of the civil war. Abraham wasn't necessarily an abolitionist but at the same time didn't want slavery spreading. He impacted the civil war because he wanted to keep the U.S. together. He supported the north but at the same time didn't want to fully get rid of slavery. Lincoln did good in his job because of the things he did. he had a major part in the civil war by trying to end it and not get rid of slavery but not letting it expand. He maybe could have done a bit more by trying to keep the country a little bit more under control. He did do everything he was trying to do and so I guess he did handle his position correctly.

Jefferson Davis

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Jefferson Davis was the President of the confederacy or the south. Davis was named president of the Confederate States of America on February 18, 1861. On May 10, 1865, he was captured by Union forces near Irwinville, Georgia, and charged with treason. Davis was imprisoned at Fort Monroe in Virginia from May 22, 1865, to May 13, 1867, before being released on bail paid partly by abolitionist Horace Greely. Jefferson supported the south and wanted slavery.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was for the north. On April 13, 1861, Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. This act of rebellion sparked Ulysses S. Grant's patriotism, and he volunteered his military services. Again he was initially rejected for appointments, but with the aid of an Illinois congressman, he was appointed to command an unruly 21st Illinois volunteer regiment. Applying lessons that he'd learned from his commanders during the Mexican-American War, Grant saw that the regiment was combat-ready by September 1861.

Robert E. Lee

Robert was Born on January 19, 1807. In 1859 Lee returned to the Army, accepting a thankless position at a lonely cavalry outpost in Texas. In October of that year, Lee got a break when he was summoned to put an end to a slave insurrection led by John Browne at Harper's Ferry. Lee's orchestrated attack took just a single hour to end the revolt, and his success put him on a short list of names to lead the Union Army should the nation go to war.

William Carney

Sgt. William H. Carney was the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Sgt. Carney served with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and took part in the July 18, 1863 assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his medal for saving the American flag and planting it on the parapet and holding it while the troops charged. He was wounded four times, but returned the flag to the lines, saying, "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!" He impacted the war by Giving us the freedom and saved our flag. He believed in saving our flag and was on the north's side. He did handle his position correctly because he managed to keep the flag safe and never touch the ground.

Philip Bazaar

On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865. As one of a boat crew detailed to one of the generals on shore, O.S. Bazaar bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was 1 of 6 men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet. He was important because He cleared the Shenandoah of Confederates in September 1864 - a welcome tonic to the war-weary North, which helped Lincoln to win the election of 1864. He did his job well because without him Lincoln would have a less chance of winning. He was wounded 4 times and received the medal of honor.

Julia Ward Howe

Julia Ward Howe was born on May 27, 1819, in New York City. She became a writer, penning several books and also working on the abolitionist newspaper The Commonwealth with her husband Samuel. Howe is known for writing the lyrics to the iconic song "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and later was highly active in the women's suffrage movement. Writing the "Battle Hymn of the Republic was one of the most important things she did. She was also part of the women's suffarage rights movement. She died on October 17, 1910, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

John Wilkes Booth

He was important because he shot Abraham Lincoln. He managed to succeed in killing Lincoln and got away and hid. He did not like the things Abe did and assassinated him at a theater. This theater was Fords Theater. He was a huge supporter of the south and slavery.

William T. Sherman

Sherman was the leader of the Union army during the civil war. He is mostly known for his "March to Sea". This is when he led his troops to the south. He was with the Union the whole time. He was in some of the wars like Bullrun/Manassass.

"Stonewall" Jackson

tonewall Jackson was born in Clarksburg (then Virginia), West Virginia, on January 21, 1824. A skilled military tactician, he served as a Confederate general under Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War, leading troops at Manassas, Antietam and Fredericksburg. Jackson lost an arm and died after he was accidentally shot by Confederate troops at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was Called stonewall because he acted as a stonewall towards the Union troops.