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People of the Civil War
Pollnow
US History
Union Military Leaders
President Abraham Lincoln
• Um, yeah
• President of Union
• 16th President
General Ulysses S. Grant
• Eventual Commander of
the Union Army
• Future (18th) President
• Battle of Vicksburg
• Accepts surrender of
Confederates
General George McClellan
• 1st Commander of the
Union Army
• Not great commander,
removed by Lincoln
• Army of the Potomac
• Battle of Antietam
Admiral David G. Farragut
• Leader of US Navy in
Civil War
• “Damn the torpedoes,
full speed ahead!”
General William Tecumseh Sherman
• Union General
• “Total War”
• “Scorched-earth
policy”
• “Sherman’s March”
• Take Atlanta, march to
the sea
General George Mead
• Union General
• General in command at
Battle of Gettysburg
• Grant called Mead his
best general
Confederate Military Leaders
President Jefferson Davis
• President of
Confederate States of
America
General Robert E. Lee
• Commander of the
Confederate Army
• Winner at battles of
Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, among
others
• Would issue
Confederate surrender
General Stonewall Jackson
• Confederate General
• Called “Stonewall”
because his army was
impossible to move
• Battle of Bull Run
Others…
• Harriet Tubman – Underground Railroad
• Frederick Douglass – Runaway Slave, most famous
African-American freed man, abolitionist advocate
• John Brown – leader of abolitionist movement, martyr
• Harriet Beecher Stowe – writer of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
• Dred Scott – runaway slave that claims freedom, cannot
sue as ruled by Supreme Court
• Stephen Douglas – Northern Democrat in election of
1860
• John Bell – Constitutional Union in election of 1860