American Civil War. Biographies by Kevin Hillstrom

By Kevin Hillstrom

Part of Gale's American Civil struggle Reference Library, American Civil warfare: Biographies deals special essays at the lives of 60 members in volumes. The 1,200- to 2,400-word essays are followed via sidebars, extra studying lists, cross-references and extra. every one quantity encompasses a chronology, venture feedback, a name/subject index and extra.

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In April 1865, the Confederate defenses at Petersburg and Richmond finally began to crumble. Lee organized a desperate evacuation of his battered army. Grant quickly gave chase, however, and within a week he had surrounded Lee and his men. Lee surrendered his army on April 9. After signing the terms of surrender at the home of Wilmer McLean in Appomattox County, Virginia, Lee returned to his camp and told his loyal soldiers that “I have done the best I could for you. ” College president and legend After the war, Lee became president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Vir260 American Civil War: Biographies ginia.

National Park Service. Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site. htm (accessed on October 8, 1999). Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Harper and Row, 1977. Reprint, New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. Surratt Society. Surratt House Museum. org/ (accessed on October 8, 1999). 278 American Civil War: Biographies Mary Todd Lincoln Born December 13, 1818 Lexington, Kentucky Died July 16, 1882 Chicago, Illinois Wife of President Abraham Lincoln Faced criticism and endured tragedy as first lady of the Union during the Civil War M ary Todd Lincoln had a difficult job as first lady during the Civil War.

With all my devotion to the Union and the feelRobert E. Lee 255 Lee Predicts a Long War When the Civil War began, many people in both the North and the South expressed great confidence that their side would achieve total victory within a matter of months. General Robert E. Lee, though, believed that neither side really appreciated the courage and determination of their opponent. In the following letter written by Lee on May 5, 1861, he expresses deep concerns about the toll that the war might take on the two sides: [Politicians who predict an easy victory] do not know what they say.

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