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  Naming the American Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The primary motivation for the use of this name is the belief that the term "Civil War" is misleading and inexact.
In the North, battles were frequently named for rivers or creeks that were prominent on or near the battlefield; in the South, the nearest town was used.
Civil War armies were also named in a manner reminiscent of the battlefields: Northern armies were frequently named for major rivers (Army of the Potomac, Army of the Tennessee, Army of the Mississippi, etc.), Southern armies for states or geographic regions (Army of Northern Virginia, Army of Tennessee, Army of Mississippi).
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 American Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a sectional conflict in the United States between the federal government (the "Union") and 11 Southern slave states that declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America, led by President Jefferson Davis.
The causes of the war, the reasons for the outcome, and even the name of the war itself, are subjects of lingering controversy, even today.
As James McPherson observed "The profound irony of the Civil War was that Confederate and Union soldiers...
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 American Civil War - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-three mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the Union in 1860-1861.
Before the Civil War, the Constitution provided a basis for peaceful debate over the future of government, and had been able to regulate conflicts of interest and conflicting visions for the new, rapidly expanding nation.
The border States of Missouri and Maryland moved during the course of the war to end slavery, and in December 1864, the Congress proposed the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, barring slavery throughout the United States; the 13th Amendment was fully ratified by the end of 1865.
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 American Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The preferred usage of "War the States" (WBTS) as used by the and many modern reenactors is based upon Congressional resolution of the 1920's declaring this proper designation for the war in deference those who asserted that the generic category " civil war " did not apply to the events 1861-65 in the United States.
The American Civil was also the first war in which trenches were dug on a wide scale as in defense of Vicksburg or at Cold Harbor.
During the War Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was written to free all slaves in territory under Confederate control at the of the Proclamation.
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 American Civil War
The earliest name was The War of the Insurrection.
The War of Southern Rebellion, The War to Save the Union and The War for Abolition; these names are in even rarer modern use than their pro-Southern counterparts, due to comparatively lesser interest in Civil War heritage study in the North.
The American Civil War is often called the first modern, or total, war because the economies of the participants were targets as important as the armies in the field.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - American Civil War
The "Civil War"?title=is the most common term for this conflict; see Naming the American Civil War.
In the last years before the war, "antislavery"?title=could mean the Northern majority, like Abraham Lincoln, who opposed expansion of slavery or its influence, as by the Kansas-Nebraska Act, or the Fugitive Slave Act.
I am a believer in that portion of the Declaration of American Independence in which it is set forth, as among self-evident truths, "that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."?title=Hence, I am an abolitionist.
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 Creating the Center
The university's already acquired reputation as a leader in Civil War studies--which cover the spectrum from highly popular Civil War classes and lecture tours of battlefields to public television and public radio programming--makes it the logical state agency to establish a center that would continue and expand these studies.
Because the study of the Civil War is broad and covers many areas, the scholars will represent a variety of disciplines, from history, political science, and fl studies to communications, theatre, and medicine.
Civil War programs will be a critical element in the growth of the Center.
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 ipedia.com: American Civil War Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The American Civil War is often called the first total war because of its tremendous drain on the economies of the participants.
The American Civil War was also the first war in which trenches were dug on a wide scale, such as in defense of Vicksburg or at Cold Harbor.
During the War, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was written to free all slaves held in territory under Confederate control at the time of the Proclamation.
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 The American Testimony: Sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction
Convinced that the nation was on the brink of civil war, Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina proposed a dual presidency, separating southern and northern interests.
On the morning of September 14, 1847, the American flag was raised in the Mexican capital, signifying the U.S. victory.
War expenditures had depleted the federal treasury to the point where Congress was forced to draft the National Banking Act in February of 1863 to expand the Union’s credit and levy a series of taxes, including a temporary three percent tax on annual incomes over eight-hundred dollars.
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 The latest What Was The Civil War at Civilwar & More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
We worked tirelessly to find every information resource we could on What Was The Civil War and pick out just a couple of the very best sites for you to visit.
KFMB - The top U.S. Commander says there is fear of a civil war in Iraq, although we are far from it at the moment.
A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for...
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 Clan Hannon (Ó hAnnáin) in the American Civil War
Clan Hannon (Ó hAnnáin) in the American Civil War
Whatever motivations Hannon clansmen may have had, their names are now documented by the National Park Service as having been combatants in the deadliest war ever fought on American soil.
Some "79" were named everything from B.F. Hannon to W.H. Hannon...showing a distinct regional naming preference from their northern brothers.
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 First People Of The American Civil War news, and articles at American civil war Collectibles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a sectional war in the United States...
John Brown, abolitionist, photo ; Cagles in the Civil War; The Catawba Indians, York County, South Carolina ; Tom Chamberlain, Lawrence's brother, both of the...
Follow the American Civil War, from its causes to its conclusion.
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 Road To War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The American Civil War (1861-1865) left Mississippi in chaos with its social structures overturned, its economy in ruins, and its people shattered.
Issues such as state’s rights and high tariffs are frequently cited as causes of the war, but Mississippi's defense of the institution of slavery was the ultimate reason the state seceded from the Union.
The American-Mexican War had barely begun in 1846 when the question of slavery in the territories became an issue.
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 Thoughts on the American Civil War and Battlefield Preservation | Mike's Civil War Musings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The absence of troops from this frontier state and the government's preoccupation with the war of the rebellion underlay the Sioux uprising.
The Civil War Sites Advisory Commission (CWSAC), part of the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service, was established in 1991 to identify the significant Civil War sites, determine their condition, assess threats to their integrity, and offer alternatives for their preservation and interpretation.
The event coincided with the 142nd anniversary of Kilpatrick’s Raid during the Civil War, and is the first official dedication since the historic preservation site was purchased by the county from a local developer for $8 million.
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 US Civil War :: Antiques   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
''The "Civil War" is the most common term for this conflict, having been used by the overwhelming majority of sources, but some prefer other terms.
Mike Brackin Civil War: Catalog of original American Civil and Indian Wars memorabilia, photographs, CDVs, stereoviews, tintypes, cabinet photographs and related artifacts.
Miles of History - Civil War auction: Site specializing in historical (with particular emphasis on the American Civil War) relics and memorabilia, including weapons, documents, jewelry, tintypes and other rare photographs.
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 Major General George Thomas - Union General
George Thomas was a Virginian who, unlike Lee, remained loyal to the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War.
After the defeat at Chickamauga the army was besieged by the Confederates at Chattanooga, and Grant was given overall command in the West and sent with reinforcements to relieve it.
Thomas remained in command in Tennessee after the war until 1867, when he was assigned to command on the Pacific coast.
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 NU Times New Roman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The American Civil War elbowed its way to the front of the line (Tuesday, of course, was Mini Tacos Day), got some Sunkist orange to drink and a pack of Gushers to snack on, then sat down at the nineteenth century table, as usual.
The War of 1812 and the French and Indian War agreed it was lame, and the rest of the table yukked it up pretty good at the Crimean War’s expense.
The rumor in school was that the Crimean War was jealous Millard Fillmore was indirectly a cause for the American Civil War, but no leaders with funny names played a role causing the Crimean War.
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 Frank Mazuca's American Civil War Photographs
Even though I am the descendant of immigrants that arrived on these United States shores well after the conclusion of the War Between the States, I became fascinated with the war.
She introduced me to the Ken Burn's series on the Civil War on television and from there on I was intrigued.
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the north and the south could agree on little, even to the naming of battles and armies.
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 Mrs Donn's American History Lessons K-12
Civil War: Letters from the Civil War - Lesson plan with 3 primary document handouts of letters written during the Civil War
These short stories share the daily life and adventures of one such family, and the success they achieved with a mere seven acres of land in the 1930's.
Name 72 things the Plains people made from buffalo.
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 Civil War Book Review
Naming the Stones: A Moment in Civil War History Witnessed by a New England Boy
River to Victory: The Civil War in the West, 1861-1863
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861
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 The Definitive Guide to American Civil War XXXX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Definitive Guide to American Civil War XXXX
The "Civil War" is by far the most common term for this conflict; see Naming the American Civil War.
However, Lincoln was angry that Meade failed to intercept Lee's retreat, and after Meade's inclusive fall campaign, Lincoln decided to turn to the Western Theater for new leadership.
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 Mrs. James Devereux American Civil War Women
The excerpt below is from the recollections of the war several years latter.
We were refugeeing in Abbeville near the close of the Civil War.
She was born on Etiwan Island in this same house, eighty-two years ago, the daughter of a Philadelphian and the girl whom LaFayette named.
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 Smithsonian: African American History and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and emancipation
Collection, study, and exhibition of African American history and material culture.
Researches and preserves the historical and cultural life and legacy of Americans of African descent
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