Ch 10: Significant Civil War Era Figures

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This chapter was designed for enhancing your students' understanding of significant Civil War era figures. Topics discussed are biographical information and accomplishments of presidents, generals, and other noteworthy figures from both the North and South.

Significant Civil War Era Figures - Chapter Summary

This chapter will improve your students' knowledge of significant Civil War era figures. Lessons here discuss the history and achievements of Ulysses S. Grant in the Civil War, Philip Bazaar's biography and his Medal of Honor, and additional lesson topics, such as:

  • Confederate President Jefferson Davis
  • Civil War facts about General Robert E. Lee
  • Accomplishments and assassination of Abraham Lincoln
  • Medal of Honor winner William Harvey Carney

Lessons are both text and videos, each with its own short quiz to take for assessment of comprehension of the subject matter covered. We include a feature that allows submitting questions directly to a Study.com expert.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Significant Civil War Era Figures
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Jefferson Davis, Confederate President: History & Facts

1. Jefferson Davis, Confederate President: History & Facts

In this lesson, learn about Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Before the Civil War, he was a U.S. Senator from Mississippi and secretary of war under Franklin Pierce.

Ulysses S. Grant in the Civil War: Facts, History & Achievements

2. Ulysses S. Grant in the Civil War: Facts, History & Achievements

Ulysses S. Grant was a Union general in the American Civil War. Due to his victories in the Western Theater in 1862 and 1863, he was promoted to command all Union armies in 1864. He was also the 18th U.S. president from 1869-1877.

Who Was General Robert E. Lee? - History & Civil War Facts

3. Who Was General Robert E. Lee? - History & Civil War Facts

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia for three years during the American Civil War. He achieved several stunning victories and is remembered as one of the great generals in American history.

Abraham Lincoln: Presidency, Accomplishments & Assassination

4. Abraham Lincoln: Presidency, Accomplishments & Assassination

In this lesson, we will meet Abraham Lincoln, the Illinois rail-splitter and general store owner who eventually became the sixteenth president of the United States.

William Harvey Carney: Biography & Medal of Honor

5. William Harvey Carney: Biography & Medal of Honor

This lesson will discuss the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient William Harvey Carney, a veteran of the Civil War and the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Philip Bazaar: Biography & Medal of Honor

6. Philip Bazaar: Biography & Medal of Honor

Philip Bazaar was a Chilean immigrant who joined the Union Navy during the Civil War and received the Medal of Honor for his valor carrying dispatches under heavy fire.

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