The Leaders of the Civil War: The Lives of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson Charles River Editors

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The Leaders of the Civil War: The Lives of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson by Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.*Includes an original introduction for each leader.*Includes a bibliography for each leader.Despite the fact that the Civil War began over 150 years ago, it remains one of the most widelyMore*Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.*Includes an original introduction for each leader.*Includes a bibliography for each leader.Despite the fact that the Civil War began over 150 years ago, it remains one of the most widely discussed topics in America today, with Americans arguing over its causes, reenacting its famous battles, and debating which general was better than others.

Americans continue to be fascinated by the Civil War leaders who made the difference between victory and defeat.Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the countrys most revered presidents. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the Westerner who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th President of the United States.

Lincoln successfully navigated the Union through the Civil War but didnt live to witness his crowning achievement, becoming the first president assassinated when he was shot at Fords Theater by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.In the 19th century, one of the surest ways to rise to prominence in American society was to be a war hero, like Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison. But few would have predicted such a destiny for Hiram Ulysses Grant, who had been a career soldier with little experience in combat and a failed businessman when the Civil War broke out in 1861.William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891) holds a unique position in American history.

Synonymous with barbarity in the South, Sherman is lauded as a war hero in the North, and modern historians consider him the harbinger of total war. As a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-65), Sherman was recognized for his outstanding command of military strategy but criticized for the harshness of the scorched earth policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States, especially in 1864 and 1865.

Military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was the first modern general.Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) holds a unique place in American history, as the man best remembered for being the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. While other famous Confederates like Robert E.

Lee and Stonewall Jackson are still celebrated across the reunited country, Davis continues to be the object of scorn, derided over his attempt to flee after the Civil War and criticized as ineffective by historians. Among the Confederates still lauded by todays Southerners, Davis is well down the list.With the exception of George Washington, perhaps the most famous general in American history is Robert E. Lee (January 19, 1807 - October 12, 1870), despite the fact he led the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia against the Union in the Civil War.

As the son of U.S. Revolutionary War hero Henry Light Horse Harry Lee III, and a relative of Martha Custis Washington, Lee was imbued with a strong sense of honor and duty from the beginning. And as a top graduate of West Point, Lee had distinguished himself so well before the Civil War that President Lincoln asked him to command the entire Union Army.

Lee famously declined, serving his home state of Virginia instead after it seceded.Thomas Jonathan Jackson is one of the most famous generals of the Civil War, but many of the people he continues to fascinate probably dont remember his whole name. Thats because Jackson earned his famous Stonewall moniker at the First Battle of Manassas or Bull Run, when Brigadier-General Bee told his brigade to rally behind Jackson, whose men were standing like a stone wall.

Ironically, its still unclear whether that was a compliment for standing strong or an insult for not moving his brigade, but the nickname stuck for the brigade and the general itself.



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