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People of the Civil War

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summer winston

on 3 May 2010

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Abraham Lincoln Rose Greenhow Abrahm Lincoln was the 16th presiden tof the United States "Wild Rose" was born in 1817. By the Time the Civil War broke out she was a wittty, educated, wealthy, attractive widow of 43 with a young daughter. Frederick Douglass He successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis,the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery Greenhow had been one of President Buchanan's closest friends and was even a guest of the Lincolns at the White House. But Greenhow was also an ardent secessionist. Then a couple years later she bacame the Confederate spy master in washington He was an American abolitionist. Escaping from slavery, He made strong contributions to the abolitionists movement, and achived a public career that led to his being called "The Sage of Anacostia" "And" The Lion of Anacostia. Harriet Tubman Harriet was one of the most famous of all conductors on the Underground Railroad. She grew up working as a field hand on a plantation. Slave owners hated Tubman because she helped slaves escape. They posted rewards for her capture. Josiah Henson He was a fugitive slave who returned to the South to rescue others, and gave inspiration for one of the most important books in American history. Henson bought his freedom and his wifes and then his master started asking for money so he feared that his master would ask him for money. So he statrted to learn how to read, then he helped other fugitive slaves, and he became a conductor of the Underground Railroad for coming back and helping more slaves escape Clara Barton she was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humananitarian. She was best remember for orginizing the American Red Cross. She was given a passs from General William Hammond to ride in army ambulances to provide care to the soldiers and nurse them back to health, and lobbied them to the Army bureaucracy. Mary Todd Lincoln
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