Famous People Of The Civil War

Ulysses Simpson Grant served effectively with Zachary Taylor's
army at Monterey during the Mexican war. Right when the war began
Grant obtained a position on the staff of General George McClellan.
During the war he showed courage in both physically and morally
manners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
with help from the Federal navy. In October he was appointed commander
of the Department of Tennessee, and told to take Vicksburg,
Mississippi. Earl Van Dorn captured Grant's base at Holly Springs and
he had to retreat. In 1864 Grant was promoted to lieutenant general
and named general in chief of all federal armies. In April 1865 Grant

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against the Northern Army commanded by Ulysses S. Grant. Robert Lee
was one of the best commanders during the Civil War and was an
American hero.

Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson was a confederate general in the American
Civil War. He joined the Confederate army in 1861 and later fought in
the first battle of Bull Run. There he earned his nickname, "like a
stone wall". In 1863 Jackson commanded a Confederate army in the
Shenandoah Valley, and he ...

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