This person was largely self-taught, became interested in politics and entered the Illinois state legislature in 1834.
This person was the leader of the Northern Democratic party and was beaten decisively in the 1860 presidential election.
General Ulysses S. Grant
This person was a general in Lincoln's Union army and in 1864, he became the commander of all Union forces after earning the trust and respect of the then president.
General Robert E. Lee
This person was the most prominent general in the Confederacy and was a superior tactician despite being outmatched in terms of resources and manpower.
This person was part of the Whig Party who lost to a Democrat when abolitionists split the vote.
This person was a young girl who wrote a letter and suggested that Abraham Lincoln grow a beard because his face was so thin.
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