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.
Abraham Lincoln - This character assumes the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus and impose martial law.
William H. Seward - This is the Secretary of State and true leader of the Republican Party.
Edwin M. Stanton - This is the Secretary of War who issues the first nationwide suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.
Ulysses S. Grant - This Brigadier General allows depopulation of rebel areas but forbids summary executions.
F. C. Ainsworth - This head of the War Department's Record and Pension Office records 13,535 civilian prisoners...
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