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Robert E. Lee  - The West Point-educated Confederate commander, son of an  aristocratic Virginia family. Eventually surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to  Grant at Appomattox.  Abraham Lincoln  - The Republican president throughout the Civil War. His election  prompted the southern states to secede over his abolitionist sentiments.  James Longstreet  - One of Grant's closest friends, attended Grant's wedding, served  with him in Mexico, eventually rose to be second-in-command of the Confederate Army.  George B. McClellan  - Repeated timid commander of the Union Army and Democratic  candidate for president against Lincoln in 1864.  George Meade  - The commander at Gettysburg. Meade remained as commander of  the Army of the Potomac under Grant for the duration of the war.  Winfield Scott  - Much revered commander of the U.S. Army at the outbreak of the Civil  War, but considered too old to retain the post. Grant served under him in the Mexican  War. Grant used Scott's tactics during his Vicksburg campaign.  Philip Sheridan  - The major cavalry leader of the Union Army. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Summer '08 term at Texas State.

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