1861-1865 American Civil War

The American Civil War (1861–1865), often referred to simply as The Civil War in the United States, was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (“the Confederacy”); the other 25 states supported the federal government (“the Union”). After four years of warfare, mostly within the Southern states, the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was outlawed everywhere in the nation. Issues that led to war were partially resolved in the Reconstruction Era that followed, though others remained unresolved. (Wikipedia)

The Union - North

Confederates American Civil War

Some Interesting American Civil War related links:

Civil War Trust – Saving America’s Civil War Battlefields

Wikipedia article about American Civil War

Wikipedia article about Union (American Civil War)

Wikipedia article about Confederate States of America

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