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By Terrance RobinsonThe famous people of the civil warJefferson Finis DavisJune 3, 1808(1808-06-03)born in Christian County, Kentucky Died December 6, 1889(1889-12-06) (aged81)New Orleans, Louisiana Citizenship Confederate Nationality American Political party Democratic Spouse(s) Sarah Knox TaylorVarina Howell Alma mater Jefferson CollegeTransylvania UniversityU.S.M.A. Profession Soldier, Politician Religion EpiscopalJefferson Davis

Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (18691877) following his dominant role in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and effectively ended the war with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As President he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery; he effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871. His reputation was marred by his repeated defense of corrupt appointees, and by the deep economic depression (called the "Panic of 1873") that dominated his second term. Although his Republican Party split in 1872 with reformers denouncing him, Grant was easily reelected. By 1874 the opposition was gaining strength and as he left the White House in March 1877, conservative white southerners regained control of every state in the South and Reconstruction ended on a note of failure as the civil rights of blacks were not secure.Ulysses S Grant

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 October 12, 1870) was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.The son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III and a top graduate of the United State Military Academy, Robert E. Lee distinguished himself as an exceptional officer and combat engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican-American War, served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, and married Mary Custi

Robert E. Lee

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis the American Civil War preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives, but failed in two attempts to be elected to the United States Senate.Abraham Lincoln

William Harvey Carney (February 29, 1840 December 8, 1908) was an African American soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Fort Wagner.His actions at Fort Wagner preceded those of any other black recipient but he was not presented with the honor until nearly 37 years later. He was the 21st African-American to be awarded the Medal, the first recipient having been Robert Blake, in 1864.After the war he worked at the post office and was a guest speaker at public events until his death in 1908.

William Carney

Seaman Philip Bazaar, born in Chile, South America, was a Navy seaman who was awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat the Medal of Honor for having distinguished himself during the battle for Fort Fisher of the American Civil WarPhilip bazaar