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Taking a Look at Abraham Lincoln

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Our 16th president was the first born son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12th, 1809. As the Leader of the Union, he fought against the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis in the Civil War. Lincoln won the war with General Ulysses S. Grant by his side. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14th 1865. He died of his gunshot wound at 7:22 the next day.

William Tecumseh Sherman
Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Sherman was only sixteen when he entered West Point. He is the colonel of the 13th Regular Infantry. He was also a general in the Civil War. Even though Anderson’s illness put him in charge, Sherman’s apparently unreasonable requests for more men and supplies led to his removal. He redeemed himself with his courageous action at the Battle of Shiloh earning him the rank of major general. His act of bravery helped Lincoln win the war.

Jefferson Davis
Named after Thomas Jefferson, the President of the Confederate States of America, Davis was born February 19th, 1809, in Todd County, KY. Davis was born in the same state as Lincoln. Both men’s families moved away from Kentucky. Davis’s family moved to Mississippi while Lincoln’s family moved to Illinois. Years later, the two men faced each other in the civil war. Davis was put in charge of the Confederate army but was he was unable to out maneuver larger, more powerful and better organized Union.

Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee was the son of Revolutionary War
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