Who was the President of the Union States of America during the Civil War?
On April 12, 1861, America was split up into two parts. The north & the south. The North was the United States of America. The South was the Confederate States of America. The president of the Confederate States of America was Jefferson Davis. The president of the United States of America was Abraham Lincoln. They were considered the Presidents of the Civil War.
He was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. He did not want to secede (separate) from the Union, at first, but supported it after his state seceded. He then became the president of the Confederate States of America and led them into battles during the civil war, but did not succeed. Instead, he lost the war and was thrown into jail.
The US Civil war was fought from 1861-1865 between 20 free states of North/ five border states and 11 pro slavery states of South. From the Union side President Abraham Lincoln was the leader and from Confederate states Jefferson Davis was the supreme leader. The heads of state during the civil war were President Abraham Lincoln for the United States or the Union. For the Confederate States Of America, it was President Jefferson Davis.