Significant People of the Civil War. Union Side (North). Abraham Lincoln. President of the United States Main goal was to preserve the Union Member of the Republican Party- which had an anti-slavery platform. First president to be assassinated . Ulysses S. Grant. Chief Union general
President of the United States
Main goal was to preserve the Union
Member of the Republican Party- which had an anti-slavery platform.
First president to be assassinated
Chief Union general
By September 1861 he was promoted to general.
After a series of victories, including the capture of Vicksburg, Lincoln gave him command of the Union army.
He created an overall plan concentrated on Sherman’s march through Georgia and his own assault on the Confederate army in Virginia.
Grant accepted Lee’s surrender in 1865, at Appomattox Court House ending the war.
Carney was the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, which is the nation's highest military honor
Sergeant William Harvey Carney, a member of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry, was awarded the medal for his bravery on July 18, 1863, during the Union assault on Fort Wagner.
Carney was wounded there while planting the U.S. flag and refused to retreat until he had removed it, even as he was shot again.
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Born in Chile, South America
Navy seaman in Union navy on the U.S.S.
Santiago de Cuba, Jan. 1865
Won the Medal of Honor for service
President of the Confederate States of America
Strong supporter of secession and states rights
Attended West Point
U.S. General in the Mexican War
Commanding Confederate general of all forces
When the South seceded, Lincoln offered Lee the command of Union forces but Lee refused, resigned from the U.S. Army, and returned to Virginia to serve with the Confederate forces.
In 1862 Lee was appointed to command the Army of Northern Virginia.
His battle strategies are admired to this day, but he was criticized for having a narrow strategy centered on his native Virginia.
He surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865.
Got nickname “Stonewall” at First Battle of Bull Run
Gifted tactical commander lead his troops at the Battles of Bull Run and Antietam
Wounded in left arm by friendly fire after a battle. Arm was amputated. He died a week later.