Please note that all of this information is from the civil war trust, which is an amazing organization. They have a ton of lesson plans and resources for teachers. I just condensed their biographies to be a little more kid friendly.
For more information: https://www.civilwar.org
With that being said, please enjoy the following biographies of influential Civil War figures, including: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, William Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee as well as a graphic organizer that students can use when researching.
*Update: 6 differentiated passages are also included. They are the same passages, however, the important details are underlined. Plus, 6 simpler passages with annotations. That's a total of 18 biographies!*
Also, check out my Civil War Collaborative Posters.