American Civil War. Biographies by Kevin Hillstrom

By Kevin Hillstrom

Part of Gale's American Civil struggle Reference Library, American Civil battle: Biographies bargains designated essays at the lives of 60 contributors in volumes. The 1,200- to 2,400-word essays are followed by way of sidebars, extra interpreting lists, cross-references and extra. every one quantity encompasses a chronology, venture feedback, a name/subject index and extra.

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Lee took these lessons to heart. By young adulthood he was known as a person of deep religious faith and a strong sense of honor and integrity. S. Military Academy at West Point, the finest officers’ training school in the country. Determined to restore his family’s reputation, the young cadet worked and studied very hard. He posted excellent grades and conducted himself so well that he did not receive a single demerit (a critical mark given to students who violate any of the school’s many rules on conduct and appearance) in his four years of study at the academy.

And R. Gerald McMurtry. The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1993. Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Harper and Row, 1977. Reprint, New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. Mary Todd Lincoln Research Site. html (accessed on October 8, 1999). Sandburg, Carl. Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow. , 1932. Reprint, Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1995. Santow, Dan. Mary Todd Lincoln. New York: Children’s Press, 1999.

This victory over Union forces led by General John Pope (1822–1892) convinced Lee to attempt an invasion of the North. The Confederate general believed that a successful campaign into Union territory might convince Northerners to end their efforts to break the Confederacy. Lee’s invasion ended on September 17, however, when Union forces fought his Army of Northern Virginia to a stalemate in the bloody Battle of Antietam in Maryland. Lee dominates in the East Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia suffered enormous casualties in the Battle of Antietam.

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