J – Jackson, Stonewall

General Stonewall Jackson was born January 21, 1824. He was born in Clarksburg, Virginia. Jackson fought with Robert E. Lee in the Mexican War and in the American Civil War. On May 2, 1863, in his last march of the Civil War, Jackson was wounded by friendly fire. He died of pneumonia several days later on May 10 at Guiney's Station, Virginia.


K – Ku Klux Klan

A group of white supremists who terrorized African American and their supporters with whippings and lynchings. This group and their beliefs were largely ignored until the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s.


L – Lincoln, Abraham

Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate.