The two major people of the was were Rober E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.
ROBERT E. LEE
General Robert E. Lee was a Confederate general born in Stratford, VA and he trained at West Point. In the Mexican War he became chief engineer of the central army in 1846.He was a cavalry officer on the border of Texas in 1855-1859, and also commanded the US Military Academy in 1852-1855. In 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Courthouse to General Grant.
ULYSSES S. GRANT
Ulysses S. Grant was actually named Hiram Ulysses Grant. When the outbreak of the Civil War occured, Grant was working in his father's leather store. The Governor appointed him to command an unruly volunteer regiment. In September of 1861 Ulysses S. Grant had risen to the rank of the brigandier general of volunteers. In February of 1862 wiped out Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. One of the bloodiest battles in the West that Grant fought was in April at Shiloh. When he was assigned to Vicksburg he fought very carefully and won. In March of 1864 he was appointed General-in-Chief by Lincoln. Grant fought many successful wars but finally in 1865, April 9, at Appomattox Courthouse, Ulysses S. Grant surrendered.