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When the Civil War began, Lee was put in command of all of Virginia's forces, but once the Confederate States Army was formed, he was named one of its first 5 full generals. At first assumed too timid, he was termed "Granny Lee", but after the Seven Days Battles in 1862, his men revered him as "Marse Robert". On January 31, 1865, Lee was promoted to general-in-chief of the Confederate forces, but by then the South was clearly losing the war. After Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865, he discouraged his officers from continuing the conflict via guerilla warfare and...
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The first and only president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops on May 10, 1865. Indicted for treason, he was imprisoned for 2 years, and then released on bail. He visited Canada, Cuba, and Europe, but returned to the U.S. in 1869 when the prosecution dropped the case. Hired as president of the Carolina Life Insurance Company in Memphis that same year, he was elected to the U.S. Senate again in 1875, but refused the office, having been barred from it by the 14th Amendment. In 1876, he headed a society to stimulate...
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Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born January 21, 1824 and became probably the best known Confederate general after Robert E. Lee. Both his parents had died by the time he was 7, and Jackson and his sister were sent to live with an uncle. He was put to work on a farm and got little education, but was accepted at West Point in 1842. Beginning far behind the other students, he worked exceptionally hard to catch up, graduating 17 out of 59; fellow students said had he stayed another year, he would have graduated first. When the Civil War broke out...
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