Political Leaders of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln. President of the United States during the Civil War Against Slavery but was willing to keep it to preserve the “Union.” Used the army to arrest many pro-secession politicians in Maryland so he could save Washington D.C. as the U.S. capital.
Lee mounted on his famous horse Traveller
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, General in the Civil War, received his nickname at Bull Run.
George B. McClellan
Gen. Lee attacked McClellan again and again - at Mechanicsville, Gaines\' Mill, Savage\'s Station, Frayser\'s Farm, and Malvern Hill. McClellan won four out of the five battles, but proved as fearful in victory as he was in defeat, backing away until he reached Harrison\'s Landing on the James river. The Seven Days battles ended any hope The Peninsula Campaign could end the war
The Battle was a bloody and both sides suffered a combined 20,000 casualties. The Union won the battle and invaded south along the Mississippi river.
-The word for sideburns comes from his name.
Lost at Fredericksburg
Beaten by Lee at the
Battle of Chancellorsville
Even though he outnumbered
him 2 to 1.
But didn’t chase Lee
which angered Lincoln