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American soldier and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. Wikipedia

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    The 18th president of the United States (1869–1877) following his success as military commander in the American Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military, secession and the war, which ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox Court House. Wikipedia

  • Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

    Inaugurated as the 18th president of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1877. Grant took office in the aftermath of the Civil War, and he presided over much of the Reconstruction Era. Wikipedia

  • Ulysses S. Grant and the American Civil War

    The most acclaimed Union general during the American Civil War and was twice elected president. Grant began his military career as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1839. Wikipedia

  • William Tecumseh Sherman

    American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–1865), receiving recognition for his command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the scorched earth policies he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States. Wikipedia

  • Philip Sheridan

    Career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. Noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. Wikipedia

  • Rutherford B. Hayes

    American politician who served as the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as governor of Ohio. A lawyer and staunch abolitionist, he had defended refugee slaves in court proceedings during the antebellum years. Wikipedia

  • American Civil War

    Civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America. The civil war began as a result of the unresolved controversy of the enslavement of black people in the southern states. Wikipedia

  • James Longstreet

    American soldier and diplomat. One of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse". Wikipedia

  • Winfield Scott Hancock

    United States Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican–American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War. Wikipedia

  • Reconstruction era

    The Reconstruction era, the period in American history that lasted from 1865 to 1877 following the American Civil War (1861–65), marked a significant chapter in the history of civil rights in the United States. Reconstruction ended the remnants of Confederate secession and abolished slavery, making the newly freed slaves citizens with civil rights ostensibly guaranteed by three new constitutional amendments. Wikipedia

  • Andrew Johnson

    The 17th president of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Vice president at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Wikipedia

  • Jefferson Davis

    American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the American Civil War. Wikipedia

  • Abraham Lincoln

    American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, the country's greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. Wikipedia

  • Presidency of Andrew Johnson

    The presidency of Andrew Johnson began on April 15, 1865, when Andrew Johnson became President of the United States upon the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and ended on March 4, 1869. He had been Vice President of the United States for only 7721 days days when he succeeded to the presidency. Wikipedia

  • Robert E. Lee

    American Confederate general best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia from 1862 until its surrender in 1865 and earned a reputation as a skilled tactician. Wikipedia

  • Hamilton Fish

    American politician who served as the 16th Governor of New York from 1849 to 1850, a United States Senator from New York from 1851 to 1857 and the 26th United States Secretary of State from 1869 to 1877. Recognized as the "pillar" of the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant and considered one of the best U.S. Secretaries of State by scholars, known for his judiciousness and efforts towards reform and diplomatic moderation. Wikipedia

  • John Aaron Rawlins

    General officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a cabinet officer in the Grant administration. Grant's chief defender against allegations of insobriety. Wikipedia

  • George B. McClellan

    American soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician who served as the 24th Governor of New Jersey. A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), and later left the Army to work on railroads until the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Wikipedia

  • George Meade

    United States Army officer and civil engineer best known for decisively defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. He previously fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War and the Mexican–American War. Wikipedia

  • Henry Wilson

    The 18th vice president of the United States (1873–1875) and a senator from Massachusetts (1855–1873). Leading Republican, and a strong opponent of slavery. Wikipedia

  • John Sherman

    Politician from the U.S. state of Ohio during the American Civil War and into the late nineteenth century. A member of the Republican Party, he served in both houses of the U.S. Congress. Wikipedia

  • William W. Belknap

    Lawyer, soldier in the Union Army, government administrator in Iowa, and the 30th United States Secretary of War, serving under President Ulysses S. Grant. Impeached on March 2, 1876, for his role in the trader post scandal. Wikipedia

  • Union Army

    During the American Civil War, the Union Army, also called the Northern Army, referred to the United States Army, the land force that fought to preserve the Union of the collective states. Also known as the Federal Army, it proved essential to the preservation of the United States as a working, viable republic. Wikipedia

  • Jacob Dolson Cox

    Statesman, lawyer, Union Army general during the American Civil War, Republican politician from Ohio, Liberal Republican Party founder, author, and recognized microbiologist. He served as the 28th Governor of Ohio and as United States Secretary of the Interior. Wikipedia

  • Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

    Inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States, and ended upon his assassination and death on April 15, 1865, 7721 days days into his second term. The first member of the recently established Republican Party elected to the presidency. Wikipedia

  • William Rosecrans

    American inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and U.S. Army officer. He gained fame for his role as a Union general during the American Civil War. Wikipedia

  • Chester A. Arthur

    American attorney and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885. Shot by an assassin. Wikipedia

  • Henry Halleck

    United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. Known by a nickname that became derogatory: "Old Brains". Wikipedia

  • Edwin Stanton

    American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. Stanton's management helped organize the massive military resources of the North and guide the Union to victory. Wikipedia

  • Orville E. Babcock

    American engineer and general in the Union Army during the Civil War. President Grant's private secretary at the White House, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for Washington D.C., and a Florida-based federal inspector of lighthouses. Wikipedia

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