cival war

  • Robert Anderson

    Robert Anderson was a mild-tempered man, but not one that could be pushed around. His background was perfect for his most famous command: from Kentucky, he was personally in favor of slavery, a point in his favor in commanding the defenses of Charleston Harbor. But he was also completely loyal to the United States, and the secessionists could never make him waver.
  • Salmon P. Chase

    Born on January 13, 1808, in Cornish, New Hampshire, Salmon Portland Chase grew up with his uncle, an Episcopal Bishop, in Ohio. In 1828, he graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. After college, he moved to the nation’s capital, where he worked as a teacher while studying law under then U.S. Attorney General, William Wirt.
  • Robert E Lee

    Lee was born at Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the son of Major General Henry Lee III (Light Horse Harry) (1756–1818), Governor of Virginia, and his second wife, Anne Hill Carter (1773–1829). His birth date has traditionally been recorded as January 19, 1807, but according to the historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor, "Lee's writings indicate he may have been born the previous year."[8]
  • Henry Halleck, (Old Brains)

    A West Pointer (1839) he graduated high in his class and went into the engineers. He fought in the Mexican War, earning a brevet, and then did many of the normal things for the intelligent engineers: he built coastal fortifications (protecting America against improbable invasion), taught at West Point, and studied the military art. He translated Henri Jomini’s biography of Napoleon and also wrote a book of his own about military matters and national defense.
  • Barton, Seth M

    With the outbreak of the Civil War, he resigned his commission and joined the 3rd Arkansas Infantry as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate army