How Did John Gordon Influence The Civil War

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By the end of the American Civil War, John Gordon was Robert E. Lee 's most trusted Confederate general. Brown was a leading secessionist in 1861, taking his state out of the union and into the Confederacy. He proved to be one of the most successful Generals in American history. Gordon also served as U.S. Senator twice and a governor of Georgia. In these positions, he was well liked by the people, despite being accused of being motivated by personal gain. While in office, he supported the New South, but worked hard to undermine the North’s reconstruction efforts. Generally, Gordon is acknowledged as the head of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia. Being the leader of the KKK he influenced Georgia socially. Even though he was against slavery, he caused
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