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The participants in America’s early conflicts were just like people today—farmers, nurses, politicians, mothers, sons, pastors, clerks and soldiers, concerned about the safety of their families and wondering what the future might bring. While millions of stories will forever remain untold, here are some of the main figures that comprised the leadership in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War, both on and off the battlefield.

Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States, was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on...
George Washington
Rev War
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Upon learning of the outbreak of war with Britain at Lexington and Concord , Washington immediately...
Andrew Jackson
War of 1812
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Andrew Jackson was born on the border of North and South Carolina in 1767. Though a young boy...