Who Were the Presidents During the Civil War?

Who were the Presidents during the Civil War?


One of the most popular questions that we receive from students is “Who were the Presidents during the Civil War?“. During the Civil War both the Union and the Confederates had their own Presidents.  The Union president was Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate President was Jefferson Davis.

Born about 100 miles apart from each other, both Abe Lincoln and Jefferson Davis fought to avoid the Civil War.  Many historians have written on how closely these two politicians lives paralleled each other over time.  While Lincoln grew to be the much more popular political figure, both played a very important part of the war during this time period.

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