UNION LEADERS

Union leaders, such as Ulysses S. Grant and George McClellan, led the American army in the fight to restore order to the Union. Here you can find information about important Union figures.

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Jay Cooke

Cooke, Jay (1821 - 1905), a United States banker, known as the "financier of the Civil War," His role has been compared to that of Robert Morris during the Revolutionary War.

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  • Ambrose Burnside
    Ambrose Burnside

    Burnside, Ambrose Everett (1824 - 1881), a United States army officer. He was born in Liberty, Indiana, and graduated from West Point. See more »

  • George A. Custer
    George A. Custer

    Custer, George Armstrong (18391876), a United States army officer. Noted for his flamboyance and reckless bravery, Custer became a national hero during the Civil War. See more »

  • George B McClellan
    George B McClellan

    McClellan George Brinton (1826 - 1885), a United States army officer. As commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, 1861 - 62, McClellan directed troops in the eastern theater of Civil War operations. See more »

  • Henry Clay
    Henry Clay

    Clay, Henry (17771852), a United States statesman. His genius for compromise won him the titles "the Great Pacificator" and "the Great Compromiser" in the era preceding the Civil War. See more »

  • W. T. Sherman
    W. T. Sherman

    Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820 - 1891), a United States army officer who was one of the great Union generals of the Civil War. See more »

  • Andrew H. Foote
    Andrew H. Foote

    Foote, Andrew Hull (1806 - 1863), a United States naval officer. As commander of Union naval forces in the upper Mississippi valley early in the Civil War, Foote worked closely with General U. See more »

  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson

    Johnson, Andrew (1808 - 1875), the 17th President of the United States. He succeeded to the Presidency six weeks after his inauguration as Vice President, on April 15, 1865, the day after the assassination of President Lincoln. See more »

  • Benjamin Franklin Butler
    Benjamin Franklin Butler

    Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1818 - 1893), a United States politician and army officer. See more »

  • Carl Schurz
    Carl Schurz

    Schurz, Carl (1829 - 1906), a German-born American reformer, public official, and journalist. See more »

  • David Glasgow Farragut
    David Glasgow Farragut

    Farragut, David Glasgow (1801 - 1870), a United States naval officer. Farragut, a naval hero of the Civil War, was the first to attain the rank of admiral in the U.S. See more »

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