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Who was the commander of the United States during the Civil War?

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2012-05-23 20:16:12

McClelland then Grant. Robert E. Lee was Lincoln's fist choice

to lead the union army at the beginning of the war but, Lee said "I

cannot fight against my own birthplace." So they chose Winfield

Scott as commander.


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