Soldiers in Suits: Politicians during the Civil War
Governor Andrew Curtin
Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin invited twelve other governors to the Loyal War Governors' Conference. The meeting helped turn the tide of the war – and solidify our values as a nation.
Mayor Alexander Henry
While war waged all around, Philadelphia Mayor Alexander Henry kept the peace in Philadelphia. Learn how his efforts helped Philadelphia become the "Arsenal of the North."
Simon Cameron went from the U.S. Senate to the Cabinet and back again…with just a brief detour to Russia. Learn about this consummate politician’s eminent – and sometimes rocky – career.
Despite a childhood of severe poverty, Thaddeus Stevens, a successful lawyer and senator, fought courageously against slavery, and helped manage post-war reconstruction of the South.