Famous Figures of the Civil War

As the Southern states attempt to rid themselves of federal control, Confederate troops attack Fort Sumter, commencing the tragedy of our country’s Civil War. President Lincoln determines to preserve the Union, but it costs him his own life. The country is stirred by the words of Harriet Beecher Stowe as she describes the tragic life of slaves taken from their families and forced into a life of hard labor. Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee lead their men into bloody battles to determine the course of our nation.

Now children ages 6 to 12 can join this historical battle and make movable action figures of courageous men and women of the American Civil War with Famous Figures of the Civil War: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble. Children may perform their own historical reenactments or create new stories using ten of the most important figures of the Civil War—including Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, a Confederate soldier, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and a Union soldier.

The book includes a short biography of each of the ten Civil War leaders  with a companion reading list for parent / teacher read-alouds and independent readers. Meticulous illustrations are based on authentic paintings and sculpture. Each character comes in easy-to-assemble colored and colorable versions printed on heavy card stock with perforated pages. A letter key is printed on the back of each figure for simple assembly. Punch and fastener packs are available.

An engaging activity for hands-on learners. Fun to make and play with, again and again!


Abraham Lincoln
Clara Barton
Confederate Soldier
Frederick Douglass
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Tubman
Robert E. Lee
Thomas “Stonewall ” Jackson
Ulysses S. Grant
Union Soldier

Famous Figures of the Civil War

by Cathy Diez-Luckie

Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble
ISBN 978-0-9818566-5-0