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Part of Gale's American Civil battle Reference Library, American Civil struggle: Biographies bargains targeted essays at the lives of 60 participants in volumes. The 1,200- to 2,400-word essays are observed by way of sidebars, extra studying lists, cross-references and extra. each one quantity incorporates a chronology, undertaking feedback, a name/subject index and extra.

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Still, Lincoln did experience problems with incompetent and insubordinate (disobedient) generals in the early years of the war. He also faced constant criticism from opponents who disagreed with his policies. He even struggled to maintain order within his own 272 American Civil War: Biographies cabinet (a group of advisors who head various government departments). But he overcame these difficulties with tact, diplomacy, and an unbending dedication to doing whatever was necessary to secure victory.

Sixteenth president of the United States A braham Lincoln is widely viewed as the greatest president in American history. He presided over the nation during one of its most difficult trials—the Civil War. Lincoln rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to become a successful lawyer and state legislator in Illinois. In 1858, his growing concern over the expansion of slavery convinced him to join the antislavery Republican political party and oppose Democrat Stephen A. S. Senate. Lincoln lost the election, but the spirited debates between the two candidates propelled him to national attention.

The 282 American Civil War: Biographies shock and grief over her husband’s violent death left Mary Lincoln deeply depressed and virtually unable to function. Struggles with mental illness As she began to recover, Mary Lincoln went to Chicago to be with one of her sisters. While there, she learned that Abraham Lincoln’s former law partner, William Herndon (1818–1891), was spreading ugly lies about her late husband and their marriage. Herndon claimed that Lincoln had never loved his wife, and had spent his whole life thinking about a childhood sweetheart named Ann Rutledge.

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