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  American Civil War - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a sectional conflict in the United States between the Federal government ("Union") and 11 southern slave states that declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America, led by President Jefferson Davis.
The Border States in the Union comprised West Virginia (which broke away from Virginia and became a separate state), and four of the five northernmost slave states (Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, and Kentucky).
Alarmed at the loss, and in an attempt to prevent more slave states from leaving the Union, the U.S. Congress passed the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution on July 25 of that year, which stated that the war was being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/American_Civil_War   (9145 words)

 The Division of the States During the Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Division of the States During the Civil War
In population (Graph 1) the North was double the size of the south, whose population was nearly 40 per cent slave.
This balance sheet of assets on the eve of war reveals a disparity that was far from apparent at the time to the two hostile factions.
www.civilwarhome.com /statesdivison.htm   (344 words)

 Border States In The Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The first blood was spilled during the Baltimore Riots in March 1861, and though the state contributed substantially to the war effort with men and materiel, the Federal government garrisoned troops in the state as a precautionary measure.
And in the Western border states Federal troops had to be kept from the front to hold the occupied territory from Confederate invaders.
Though the border states remained pro-Union, even severely divided Kentucky and Missouri, the effort to nurture their loyalty in the face of bitter internal struggles weighed heavily on Lincoln's overall plan to win the war.
www.civilwarhome.com /borderstates.htm   (466 words)

 The Civil War for Fifth Graders
A civil war is a war between different groups of people who belong to the same country.
The American Civil War was fought between the North (Union states) and the South (Confederate states).
Clara Barton known as the "Angel of the Battlefields" was a famous Civil War nurse to wounded Union troops.
www.radford.edu /~sbisset/civilwar.htm   (1534 words)

 American Civil War From Sumter to Surrender at Appomattox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
There have been many explanations as to the cause of the Civil War: States rights and slavery are often put forth as the main reasons.
The primary cause of the American Civil War was economics.
The struggle between these two combatants is the American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States or the War of the Rebellion.
history-world.org /american_civil_war.htm   (2879 words)

Border States, which were very crucial to both the Union and the Confederate States.
Civil War, was the name of the war fought between the north and the south from 1861 at Fort Sumter to 1865 at the surrender of Appomattox Court House.
In the Civil war, they fought for their freedom but lost and suffered a lot.
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 Border states (Civil War) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term border states refers to five slave states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and West Virginia that were on the border between the Northern Union states and the Southern slave states that formed the Confederate States of America.
In some of these states, there were both pro-Confederate and pro-Union governments, factions and men (sometimes even from the same family) that fought as soldiers on opposite sides in the American Civil War.
With geographic, social, political, and economic connections to both the North and South, the border states were critical to the outcome of the war and still delineate the cultural border that separates the North from the South.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Border_states_(Civil_War)   (2739 words)

 American Civil War
However, at the start of the war, the US Navy had only a small number of ships and was in no position to guard all 3,000 miles of Southern coast.
Grant issued a brief statement: "The war is over; the rebels are our countrymen again and the best sign of rejoicing after the victory will be to abstain from all demonstrations in the field." Six days later, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
It was eventually decided to charge General Robert Lee, James Seddon, the Secretary of War, and several other Confederate generals and politicians with "conspiring to injure the health and destroy the lives of United States soldiers held as prisoners by the Confederate States".
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 Border States
The Border States were slave states that shared a border with free states to the north.
All remained in the Union after the outbreak of the Civil War, except Virginia.
The border states seceding with the rest of the South "Stonewall" Jackson survives and continues to lead General Lee being placed in command from the War's outset...
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h401.html   (268 words)

 Border states legislate slavery end - Civil War - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The abolition of slavery in the United States is chiefly associated with the Emancipation Proclamation, issued in its final form Jan. 1, 1863, and with the 13th Amendment, ratified on Dec. 6, 1865.
In chronological order, the border areas were the District on April 16, 1862; West Virginia when it formally entered the Union on June 30, 1863; Maryland on Nov. 1, 1864; and Missouri on Jan. 14, 1865.
On July 1, 1863, the state legislature, by a margin of 51 to 30, passed a law partially ending slavery by 1870.
www.washtimes.com /civilwar/20050812-083451-8700r.htm   (1448 words)

 The Civil War
To retain the loyalty of the remaining border states -- Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri -- President Lincoln insisted that the war was not about slavery or fl rights; it was a war to preserve the Union.
With it he officially freed all slaves within the states or parts of states that were in rebellion and not in Union hands.
It became clear to many poor southern whites that the war was being waged by the rich planters and the poor were fighting it.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aia/part4/4p2967.html   (1859 words)

 Thomas Nast- The Border States
This, is an 1863 Thomas Nast Civil War illustration.
The leaf is captioned, "The War in the West.", and has a large banner which reads, "The War in The Border States".
The illustration captures the horror and loss of the Civil War, which was especially bad in the the Border States.
www.sonofthesouth.net /Nast_Border_states.htm   (384 words)

Approximately 44,000 were ex-slaves or freemen from the border states, and the remainder were recruited from the northern states and the Colorado Territory, many who were ex-slaves that went north on the Underground Railroad.
The 3rd United States Colored Cavalry Regiment (organized in Memphis and northern Mississippi as the 1st Mississippi Colored Cavalry) participated in the second Grierson Raid from Memphis, Tennessee to Vicksburg, Mississippi commencing on December 21, 1864 and ending on January 13, 1865.
Eleven regiments of United States Colored Troops (8 from Louisiana, 1 from Mississippi, 1 from Missouri, and 1 organized in Louisiana and Mississippi) fought in the Mobile, Alabama Campaign (Battle of Fort Blakely) from March 31 to April 9, 1865.
www.coax.net /people/lwf/usct.htm   (1150 words)

 Upper South and Border States' secession [Archive] - Dispatch Depot Message Board
In considering this assertion it will be necessary to distinguish in our reply between the States that first seceded and the border States of Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas, which later gave in their adhesion to the Southern Confederacy.
The border States were called upon to furnish their quota of armed men to march against their Southern brethren.
We are not engaged in Virginia civil war, and, thank heaven all danger of that most dreadful of human scourges is past.
civilwartalk.com /forums/archive/index.php/t-19344.html   (2635 words)

 Secession and Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Lincoln's election in 1860 brought the Southern states to the point of secession and Lincoln to a fateful question: Should he allow peaceful secession or should he coerce the rebels to stay in the Union?
Morrill Land Grant Act (1862)----30,000 acres of land for each Congressional representative granted to each state.
States could avoid draft by filling quotas of volunteers.
home.earthlink.net /~gfeldmeth/lec.civilwar.html   (681 words)

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