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Book Report: Civil War 100

            Civil War 100 : A Ranking of the Most Influential People in the War Between the States .
             This book is a detailed list of many of the important people in the civil war. I have.
             listed, and summarized, who I feel are the most important people.
             Ullysses S. Grant.
             Ulysses Simpson Grant served with Zachary Taylor's army at Monterey during the.
             Mexican war. Right when the war began Grant obtained a position on the staff of General.
             George McClellan. During the war he showed courage in both physically and morally.
             manners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson with help from.
             the Federal navy. In October he was appointed commander of the Department of.
             Tennessee, and told to take Vicksburg, Mississippi. Earl Van Dorn captured Grant's base.
             at Holly Springs and he had to retreat. In 1864 Grant was promoted to lieutenant general.
             and named general in chief of all federal armies. In April 1865 Grant forced Lee to.
             surrender after an 88 mile pursuit. Grant was elected president in 1868 and served two.
             terms. .
             Robert E. Lee.
             During the Mexican war Lee was an engineering officer with Winfield Scott's.
             force. Jefferson Davis appointed Lee a general in the southern army in 1861. He was not.
             successful in preventing an invasion of western Virginia, so he was sent to the Atlantic.
             Coastal defense. In 1862 when Joseph E. Johnston was wounded, Lee became commander.
             of the confederate army in Virginia. In Richmond Lee drove the unionist away from the.
             capital in the Seven Days' Battles. In August he defeated the Northern army in the second.
             Battle of Bull Run. In May 1863 Lee won his greatest victory but also suffered his worst.
             loss in life. The Unionist were driven back with heavy casualties. The following year Lee.
             led his army against a series of bloody attacks against the Northern Army commanded by.
             Ulysses S. Grant. Robert Lee was one of the best commanders during the Civil War and.
             was an American hero.
             George E. Pickett.
             George Pickett was a Confederate general during the Civil War.

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