Category: United States Civil War

Categories: Wars 1800-1899 | United States Military History

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Main Category for the United States Civil War of the US Civil War: War Between the States Project , a sub project of Military and War Project


US Civil War
The American Civil War (1861–1865), in the United States often referred to as simply the Civil War and sometimes called the "War Between the States" or "The War of Northern Aggression", was not a civil war rather a fight over the secession of the Confederate States. The right of secession had been recognized by all the states and was not questioned until it became apparent that the Confederacy would not have a high tariff such as the United States had enacted and trade would tend to favor Southern ports.

Eleven 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 abolished everywhere in the nation.

Union (Federals)

Union States - prominent military and civilian members
Union Army - states & regiments by state
Union Navy - ships & naval battles example
Union Military personnel - for service members of unknown state

Confederacy (Rebels)

Confederate States - prominent military and civilian members
Confederate Army - states & regiments by state
Confederate Navy - ships & naval battles
Confederate Military personnel - for service members of unknown state

Ethnic articles

African Americans in the American Civil War - ethnic regiments
Contraband Camps sheltering escaped slaves in the Civil War
German Americans in the American Civil War - ethnic regiments
Hispanic Americans in the American Civil War - ethnic regiments
Irish Americans in the American Civil War - ethnic regiments

Future States and Territories

Hawaii in the American Civil War

Research Excellent sites for unit history and ancestor searches:

Civil War Heirlooms

General articles

United States Civil War Conflicts - regiments by major conflicts (work in progress)
Union Generals
Confederate Generals
American Civil War, POW - Prisoners-of-war & POW Camps
Military personnel - for veterans North/South unknown

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Subcategories (28)

Pages (16)

Person Profiles (10)

19 Feb 1817 Fentress, Tennessee, United States - 22 Aug 1876 photo
29 Dec 1835 Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States - 06 Apr 1920
25 May 1843 Pennsylvania, United States - 03 Aug 1864
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28 Oct 1822 Chatham, Columbia, New York, United States - 04 Apr 1913 photo
13 Mar 1832 Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States - 24 Jun 1897
1960s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo Active member716
Nov 1838 Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States - 12 Jul 1911
1830 Brown County, Ohio, USA - Apr 1862
Jul 1840 Independence, Washington, Ohio, United States - 1921

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