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 American Civil War from 1861-1865
It was the greatest war in American history.
The American Civil War in U.S. history, was a conflict (1861-65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy.
Also known as the War between the States, the War of the Rebellion (the official Union designation), the War of Secession, and the War for Southern Independence.
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  Civil War - MSN Encarta
American Civil War, a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy) from 1861 to 1865.
The American Civil War is sometimes called the War Between the States, the War of Rebellion, or the War for Southern Independence.
The election of Abraham Lincoln as president was viewed by the South as a threat to slavery and ignited the war.
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 Union (American Civil War) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the United States, the twenty-three northern states that were not part of the seceding Confederacy.
Because the term had been used prior to the war to refer to the entire United States (a "union of states"), using it to apply to the non-secessionist side carried a connotation of legitimacy as the continuation of the pre-existing political entity.
During the American Civil War, loyalists to the United States living in the border states and Confederate States were termed Unionists.
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 American Civil War
Development of caricature, satire and the civil war.
Excellent resource promoting the study of the civil war from many perspectives and disciplines.
Civil war prints and photographs via Library of Congress.
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 American Civil War
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war between the United States of America, called the Union, and the Confederate States of America, a new country formed by eleven Southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the Union.
On the eve of the Civil War, the United States was a nation composed of three quite distinct regions: the fast-growing industrial Northeast, the agrarian Northwest (or Midwest), with no slavery; and the South, with an export economy built on slave plantations that grew cotton, as well as tobacco and sugar.
The major naval action of the war was the Union blockade of Confederate ports throughout the war which denied deny supplies to the CSA, and prevented it from exporting most of its cotton.
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 African Americans - Fighting for Freedom, Black Union Soldiers of the Civil War
Black Civil War sailor aboard the USS New Hampshire, one of 9,000 fls who served as seamen for the Union Navy.
American fls had taken part in the country's defense since the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
The contributions of fl soldiers to the Union during the Civil War was not unrecognized.
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The American Civil War was a bitter sectional conflict within the United States of America after 11 southern states declared their secession from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America following the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln.
The origins of the American Civil War lay in the complex issues of slavery, politics, disagreements over the scope of States' rights versus federal power, expansionism, sectionalism, mob wars, economics, modernization, and competing nationalism of the Antebellum period.
The Union population was 22 million and the South 9 million in 1861; the disparity grew as the Union controlled more and more southern territory with garrisons, and cut off the trans-Mississippi part of the Confederacy.
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 Civil War Maps - Union Mapping - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
Although Federal authorities were unprepared to fight a war, they had one great advantage over the Confederacy: they were able to build upon an existing organizational structure, which included equipment and trained personnel.
Mapping of Washington, D.C. As the war began, perhaps the most vulnerable area of the Union was the nation's capital.
Because of the ease in transferring manuscript data to stone, the versatility of the process, and the speed of the lithographic presses, reliance on lithography grew rapidly during the war.
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 Union (American Civil War) at AllExperts
During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the United States, the twenty-three northern states that were not part of the seceding Confederacy.
Because the term had been used prior to the war to refer to the entire United States (a "union of states"), using it to apply to the non-secessionist side carried a connotation of legitimacy as the continuation of the pre-existing political entity.
During the American Civil War, Loyalists to the United States living in the Border States and Confederate States were termed Unionists.
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 Facts about The Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The war began as the result of a dispute between certain southern states and certain northern slates regarding slavery and the taxation of cotton exports.
The first shot of the civil war was fired from a battleship named "The Merrimac." When the ship's missile struck the heart of Manasses, Vermont, the bloody Battle of Manasses began.
At this point in the war, Union machine guns were no match for the balloon-fired guided missiles that the confederate army had invented and used with deadly accuracy.
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 America's Civil War
The Ingrahams, having sided with the Confederacy, lost one son in an early engagement of the war, a soldier son-in-law to disease, and another son at Chancellorsville.
This truly was a war of family against family, brother against brother.
While the Civil War is a remarkable piece of history to study, it brings us all close to the pain and heartache of what war is truly about.
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 A brief history of the American Civil War - Factasy
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war between the United States of America, called the Union, and the Confederate States of America, formed by eleven Southern states that had declared their secession from the Union.
The Union won a decisive victory, followed by a period of Reconstruction.
The causes of the war, the reasons for the outcome, and even the name of the war itself, are subjects of much controversy, even today.
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 The American Civil War
The Civil War, in U.S. history, was a conflict that pitted the Northern states of the American Union against the Southern states.
The war raged for 4 years (1861-65) and was marked by some of the fiercest military campaigns of modern history.
The war had international impact, not only because of the growing international stature of the United States, but also because war threatened world access to the South's cotton.
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 American Civil War - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The American Civil War was a mildly amusing mid-19th century conflict fought between the Eastern states, Western states and after 1863 the state of Alaska (Time travel was involved, just trust me: it's better not to ask).
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 or stock-car racing.
Union forces in the East maneuvered past Lee and fought several battles during that phase ("Grant's Overland Campaign") of the Eastern campaign.
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 The History Place - U.S. Civil War 1861-1865   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Robert E. Lee, son of a Revolutionary War hero, and a 25 year distinguished veteran of the United States Army and former Superintendent of West Point, is offered command of the Union Army.
For the duration of the war the blockade limits the ability of the rural South to stay well supplied in its war against the industrialized North.
Chickamauga!" Union troops avenge their previous defeat at Chickamauga by storming up the face of Missionary Ridge without orders and sweep the Rebels from what had been though to be an impregnable position.
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 Civil War Map of State Battle Locations American
The Civil War reenactors provide a credible look at how the war must have appeared to participants.
Before Ken Burns, Glory, and Gettysburg, the Civil War proved an effective backdrop for this 1982 miniseries--available complete and uncut on this three-disc set--about two families divided by the War Between the States.
Battles are impeccably recreated using 7,500 Civil War re-enactors and sanitized PG-13 violence, their authenticity compromised by tasteful discretion and endless scenes of grandiloquent dialogue.
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 American Civil War Commanders:Union Leaders in the East - by PHILIP KATCHER
When the War Between the States broke out in 1861, the US Army had only four line generals - and only one of them was not a septuagenarian veteran of the War of 1812.
In time the shock of war would separate the born leaders from the over-promoted and the political opportunists.
This first of four volumes examines the careers and often colorful personalities of nearly 30 Union generals whose service was mainly in the Eastern theater of war.
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 American Civil War at eHistory.com
From April 1861 to April 1865, a brutal civil war was fought between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America.
The American Civil War is one of the most researched conflicts in modern history, yet many people still desire more knowledge about it.
Americans are still dealing with the original issues addressed by the founding fathers, striving to meet the needs and desires of a large and diverse population.
ehistory.osu.edu /uscw/index.cfm   (368 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : About Us
The American system of government is founded on two counterbalancing principles: that the majority of the people governs, through democratically elected representatives; and that the power even of a democratic majority must be limited, to ensure individual rights.
Majority power is limited by the Constitution's Bill of Rights, which consists of the original ten amendments ratified in 1791, plus the three post-Civil War amendments (the 13th, 14th and 15th) and the 19th Amendment (women's suffrage), adopted in 1920.
She urges Americans, especially young patriots, to take action to restore their constitutional values before they suffer the same fate.
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 William Tecumseh Sherman Biography
He never commanded in a major Union victory and his military career had repeated ups and downs, but William T. Sherman is the second best known of Northern commanders.
Appointed to the colonelcy of one of the regular army's newly authorized infantry regiments, he led the brigade of volunteers of the lst Division which crossed Bull Run to aid the 2nd and 3rd divisions after the attack on the enemy left had begun.
After the war he remained in the service, and was promoted to full general, replacing Grant as commander-in-chief.
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 Civil War - Union - Women
Although Tubman is best known for her work with the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War, Peake, Studies 49.1 (2005), notes that she "also served as a Union scout or spy in South Carolina through most of the war....
It is not clear just how she came to serve the Union Army in the Sea Islands off South Carolina and Georgia, but records show that she was working out of Beaufort, South Carolina, in May 1862.
Union troops mounted expeditions from the Islands and Tubman did the preliminary scouting.
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 Women of the American Civil War Era
During the Civil War, Mary Adams wants to do more than work at the aid society so she sets out for the front lines, where she cleans the wounds of Lynn Rhodes and then conceals the fact that Lynn is female.
But that ideal was to prove impossible to maintain during the social upheaval of the Civil War, when they found themselves suddenly assuming unaccustomed roles as workers, protectors, and providers.
From 1862 on, it was in the center of the Union Army's fierce assault to gain control of the Mississippi River and divide the Confederacy in half.
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 History of the Union Army - American Civil War 1861 - 1865
The History of the Union Army maps the birth and triumph of the Union Army during the American Civil War.
The map is divided vertically by date and horizontally by the three major theaters of the war.
Note: Because the Union Army was significantly larger in terms of number of troops, the scale of the streams are about twice the scale of the streams in The History of the Confederate Army.
www.historyshots.com /union/index.cfm   (208 words)

 Civil War
If you wish to go beyond the study of facts of any war conflict, if you want to understand the thoughts and emotions of the people who faced each other across the battlefields and those who waited for them at home, then you must look to the poems and songs of the times.
This is a first-hand account of a U.S. Civil War Union soldier written to family and friends, with photos of the actual letters.
The students are to draw an event, symbol, person, or place which depicts slavery during the Civil War as a piece of a freedom quilt.
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