This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Robert E. Lee - This character has spent his entire adult life in the army. He graduated from the military academy at West Point and then fought in the Mexican War, becoming well known to the commander of the U.S. forces there.
Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson - This character had a poor upbringing in rural Virginia. Having remarried, he believes that God is punishing him for his happiness by letting his one-month old daughter die.
Winfield Scott Hancock - This person is one of the most competent Union commanders of...
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