Who spied for Abraham Lincoln in Civil war?
Many spied. Brinks men were hired, but others also spied. There was a southern actress who spied for several years. She is buried in the military cemetery at the Presido in San Francisco.
Various people spied for the Union. The Pinkerson men did work for them and other civilians. At the time there were touring theater companies and several had actors/ actresses that spied because they moved through the south. One interesting spy was Charles Heidsick a Frenchman who was from a wealthy champagne family. He disguised himself as a bartender and worked on the Mississippi steamers. He carried info for the confederates.
Alan Pinkerton headed the Union intelligence service.
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He freed the slaves but he also issued out the Emancipation Proclamation in 1963 and signed the Homestead Act in 1862 which helped by awarding 160 acres to settlers who agreed to farm the land for 5 years
Years before Lincoln became president, the Rothschild s wanted to weaken the government in order to create a privately owned banking system where they would be the only ones who could print paper money, loan it out and collect the interest. Their plan was to in debt the nation to them forever. The R…othschilds created rancor and hate between the North and the South. Slavery was the tool used to create this animosity. They told people in the North that slavery was immoral, while telling the people in the South that they had the right of self-determination. They promoted the war. At the time each individual bank could print their own paper money. In the mean time, the prospect of war was just wonderful for the Rothschilds. All nations need money to pay their bills for the cost of war. The bankers wanted to loan them the money with interest. They would get a percentage of the total cost of the war. (a tactic still used today) Unfortunately for the Rothchilds, both the North and the South found their initial interest rates too high and refused to borrow money. The Rothschilds failed to make the war loans and their plan to make the two new nations indebted to them forever-- ended. The hate they helped to create continued to fester in the hearts of men. This hate gave Lincoln an excuse to start a war to end the southern aristocracy. Lincoln hated the southern rich, their arrogant life style and presumed superiority. The wealthiest man in the south was Joseph Davis. Lincoln absolutely hated Joseph Davis. Lincoln deliberately started the war by sending an armada to resupply Fort Sumter. This large navel force was just for show, Lincoln had no plans to resupply Fort Sumter. When the South saw the approaching armada, they felt the need to fire on the fort. By firing on Fort Sumter, the south was tricked into starting the civil war. (MORE)
He was the president of the United States and so was commander-in-chief of the union forces. He paid close attention to the war and changes in the high command from time to time. He issued an emancipation proclamation that freed the slaves in the rebel states.
Abraham was the president of the United States. However, despite the attempts of the Confederate states to become their own nation, Lincoln still considered them part of his country.
he was important because he was anti slavery he wanted to end it so slaves could be free and he wanted to make the country better so we wouldn't judge people by their skin colour hope this was helpful!
He was assassinated 5 days after the Civil War ended, and died the following day.
He was the President during the civil war and kept the idea alive that the nation would come together. He commanded the Union troops, made a few mistakes, but in the long run got the right man to take control and that was Grant. He was the central figure of the civil war and the revolutionary war.
In truth, Abraham Lincoln did not stop the Civil War from breakingout; his election as the 16th American president is in fact one ofthe primary causes of the Civil War. At the same time, it can besaid that he is mainly responsible for its successful conclusion,that is, for the Union victory in the f…our-year conflict. (MORE)
He did not " fight" literlly. . He wanted to perserve the unoin. . He was later assasanated by Jhon Wilts Booth
No, he kept it going by getting himself re-elected in 1864. Otherwise, the South would have gained its independence and all the Union casualties would have been in vain. Lincoln's General-in-Chief, Ulysses Grant, finally brought it to a successful close by ending the system of prisoner-exchange, so… the Confederates were bound to run out of manpower. (MORE)
he was in the civil war.. the revolutionary war was long before his time.. generals were grant,lee
He was President of the United States at the time. He wasn't in any of the battles, but he did occasioanlly visit battlefields after the fighting had ended as he did at Gettysburg. His major objective in the war was to preserve the union (which he did).
Abraham Lincoln was president at the time of the US Civil War. Hisgoal was to end the Southern rebellion. He was a Unionist and not aConfederate.
He did and he didn't. His goal to preserve the Union was a success. Unfortunately, he paid a huge price. Even before his death, by the spring of 1865 he was looking old and haggard. Historians say that his last day on earth was one of the best Lincoln had ever had. In fact his wife told a friend she… had never seen him so upbeat and happy. But it didn't last long. (MORE)
He fought against slavery because he thought slavery was wrong. He won the civil war and slavery was illegal. Hefought in the civil war and black hawk war too.
The US Civil War was NOT a declared war. The South was NOT recognized as an independent country; the South was considered part of the United States of America.
He opposed of it. He knew it was going to happen sooner of later, but he never wanted it to happen.
HE is a republican that wants slavery to stop and wants America to be a united nation.
during his term as President of the United States and by passing the 13th amendment.
The north (Abe lincoln) fought with the south over the right to have slaves. the south wanted slavery. the north won.
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation (although ineffective), won the war, and constructed the first all-black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts
His term of office coincided exactly with the war's duration. The morning after his assassination, he would have been due to take the salute at a Victory Parade in Washington.
The actor John Wilkes Booth, and he killed Lincoln 5 days after the US Civil War ended.
Because he was the president of the united states of america so they expected for him to be in every war theey had . !
He did not actually declare war, because that would have meant recognising the Confederacy as a sovereign nation. He claimed that he was simply putting down a rebellion of certain states.
Abraham Lincoln was never a general during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States during the Civil War.
Yes I guess if you put it that way but he was popular during the civil war to some people but not all people.
Abraham Lincoln was 52 years and two months old on April 12, 1861 when the shooting began in the Civil war. He was the President of the United States at the time- he did not exactly "join" the war, but he was certainly involved with it.
Abraham Lincoln was a leader in the Civil War and he also defeated the South
Lincoln did not declare war not did he ask Congress to declare war. He did command federal troops to protect government property when they were fired upon.
He did not start the Civil War. The Civil War began On April 12, when Confederate forces led by General P.T. Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter which was a federally held fort in South Carolina.
Lincoln was the US president during the war. He took an active role in the military campaigns. He made several changes in the top army leadership and finally discovered Grant. His bold emancipation proclamation helped demoralize the South and energize the anti-slavery people in the North. Lincoln wo…rked hard to keep up support for the war in the north. He visited the front lines on several occasions and did what he could to keep up morale among the soldiers. (MORE)
The US Civil War started April 12, 1861, and President Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, so, he was 52 when it started. The war ended on April 9, 1865, so he was 56, when it ended.
Keeping the whole Northern team together - a difficult cabinet, feuding Generals, a demoralised public. His re-election in 1864 was a key factor in the eventual Union victory over the Confederates.
General U S Grant ("I need him, because he wins battles", as Lincoln said after he had worked though a variety of generals).
He was the only man in Washington who could have carried it to a successful conclusion. A strong, calm leader who could control an unruly cabinet and presently learned to select and make good use of the best Generals. Undoubtedly one of the great men of history, though often praised wrongly as the… liberator of the slaves. He was not an abolitionist, and issued the famous Proclamation as a wartime tactic to force the British to abandon their plans aid the Confederacy. He remains as a prime example of the self-taught - a humble young man of almost no education who learned to read people and situations with great insight, and had the strength of character to control the forces around him. (MORE)
Lincoln was the first Presidential candidate from the Republican party, which was opposed to the extension of slavery. As soon as he was elected, South Carolina seceded from the United States. After he was inaugurated, he was offered the Crittenden Compromise, but rejected it because it would have …allowed some new slave-states. By this time, six more states had joined the Confederacy. A few weeks later, the first shots were fired (at Fort Sumter), Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteer troops, another four states joined the Confederates, and the two sides were lined-up and ready for war. (MORE)
Yes. As Commander In Chief of the US Armed Forces, otherwise known as the Union Army, Abraham Lincoln joined the American Civil War against the Confederate Army.
He was shot in the back of the head by actor and Confederate spy John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln was watching a play that Booth knew well and waited for the right scene to shoot him. During a line given that usually broke the audience out in laughter and having the sound of his gunshot muffled, Booth bro…ke into the President's Box as quickly as he could and shot Lincoln. (MORE)
It changed the war by giving southern slaves hope. While obviously the Union could not immediately enforce the proclamation (it only freed slaves in the rebellious states, not those states which were still in the Union), it did mean that any slaves captured by Union troops were immediately freed ins…tead of being held as "captured enemy property" as they had been up to that point. It also encouraged slaves to attempt to escape, which damaged the Confederacy's economy and production. (MORE)
Leadership: At every level, Lincoln led the Union. He appointed and dismissed generals until he found one, U.S. Grant, who would fight the war as he wanted it fought by attacking the enemy with bulldog tenacity. He set his own policies and took great political risks. The mid-war elections are but on…e example: Lincoln insisted that national elections be held in 1864, despite the war, then insisted that soldiers be allowed to vote even though his Democratic opponent, McClellan, was thought to be popular with them. In the end, 80% of the Union soldiers voting---those doing the fighting and dying---cast their ballots for Lincoln. Political Astuteness: Lincoln was a master of timing. He waited for a Union victory before announcing his EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION so the proclamation would not seem like a desperate act, and use humor to disarm his critics and to soften the impact of the agony and suffering around him. (MORE)
The secession of Southern states was discussed for decades prior to the Civil War, but grew in likelihood as political compromises around slavery and State rights failed to reach any lasting conclusion. Ultimately, it was Lincoln's election that provoked secession, since he was perceived to be an ab…olitionist. Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election with all but total opposition from the South. The states began seceding before he took his oath of office. This, however, is not a case for blame. Being elected with incendiary positions is not the same as willfully causing strife, and Lincoln wanted peace and reconciliation. He did not want the Civil War. When faced with secession, Lincoln felt he had no choice but to concede to war if there was armed insurrection, because he believed that if the Southern states seceded with no opposition, the nation would fall apart. It is often argued that Lincoln considered war inevitable, and anticipated that South Carolina would attack Fort Sumter in April, 1861, where Federal troops were stationed. It was the South, not the North, that fired the first shots in that incident, and it ended with a Union surrender. That act provoked the Civil War. Lincoln purposefully avoided making the Union into the aggressor in this first battle. (MORE)
He had munitions, warm clothes, shoes, hats, horses, ammunition and all necessary military accompaniments for fighting the southern states, who had nothing but great leaders, great fighters, and determination to fight for their Confederacy. Then Mr. Lincoln sent his General T Sherman to burn Georgi…a, from Atlanta to the sea. General Sherman next stated that "war is hell." He and his men stole everything they didn't burn. Sherman contributed his part to making war the hell it was. (MORE)
Lincoln was not a General in the Civil War. His military experience was limited to a short spell as a junior officer in a conflict with Native Americans, many years before. Of course, as President, he was notionally the Supreme Commander, but preferred not to interfere with his Generals' decisions …(as his opposite number, Jefferson Davis unwisely did.) In the first half of the war, he was not successful at selecting Generals for promotion, but learned from his mistakes, and was ready to place total faith in U.S. Grant - clearly the right choice. (MORE)
Lincoln would not allow the creation of any new slave states. So the South felt they would always be outvoted in Congress.
Lincoln didn't fight... he was the president. However he appointed generals and drafted men to fight for the Union army
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He was the commander and chief of the united states military. yes he was very very important.
Abraham Lincoln was President of the USA at the time of the civil war and as such he would have been Commander in Chief.
He didn't. It would have meant recognising the Confederacy as asovereign nation. The first shots were fired by the Confederates, claiming that theywere defending their own territory. Lincoln appealed for volunteer troops to put down a rebellion, inother words, defending his own territory too. That …is why there wasno peace treaty at the end, only an armistice. Some Southernersdeclare that the war is not over yet! (MORE)