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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson |(January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.

From L-R General Lee's son, George Washington Custis-Lee, General Robert E. Lee, and Walter Taylor.

Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He was jailed after the Confederacy surrendered to the Union, but eventually freed when the U.S. government realized it could very well lose a legal argument against Davis and the right of state secession.

"Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) [born in Stratford Hall, VA] was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. [He was the] son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III and a top graduate of the United States Military Academy." Despite being offered the command of the Union Army by President Lincoln, Lee chose to follow his home state.

General Robert E. Lee on Traveler. It was on April 9, 1865 that Lee Surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.

Edmund Ruffin fired the first shot at Fort Sumter, officially kicking off the Civil War. With Lee's Surrender at Appomattox, Ruffin committed Suicide, Shooting himself in the head. Hence, he is often associated with shooting the first and last shots of the Civil War. Picture ca. 1860-65

Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman. Sherman served under General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863

Joshua Chamberlain, formerly a professor at Bowdoin College, led the 20th Maine at the pivotal battle of Gettysburg. When his men started to run out of ammo and were at risk of being overwhelmed, he ordered a bayonet charge that routed the Confederate troops. Chamberlain also had the honor of commanding the US troops at the surrender ceremony of Robert E. Lee's army of Northern Virginia in April of 1865.

Robert Edward Lee, around age 38, and his son William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, around age 8, c.1845. Growing up, Robert said of his son "too large to be a man, too small to be a horse."During the American Civil War, William served as a commander of cavalry in his father's army of Northern Virginia. Wounded at Brandy Station he was then captured at his wife's house at Hickory Hill. "Rooney" was eventually exchanged and he would surrender with his father at Appomattox Courthouse in April of 1865.


United States Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds DC

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.