Civil War

Articles on the American Civil War and the principle figures involved. Includes timelines and detailed descriptions.

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Second Battle of Bull Run Casualties

The Second Battle of Bull Run casualties were so numerous that almost 24,000 soldiers from Union and Confederate sides perished. SECOND BATTLE OF BULL RUN CASUALTIES /SECOND MANASSAS/SECOND BULL RUN (AUGUST 28–30, 1862) Source Confederate Union Alexander, Lost...
Battle of Gaines' Mill Casualties

Seven Days Battle, Day 2: Battle of Gaines’ Mill Casualties

Considered to be the biggest battle during the Seven Days Campaign, Battle of Gaines’ Mill casualties totaled about 15,000 from both from the Union and Confederates.  BATTLE OF GAINES’ MILL CASUALTIES (JUNE 27, 1862) Source Confederate Union Alexander,...
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Battle of Mechanicsville Casualties

Seven Days Battle, Day 1: Battle of Mechanicsville Casualties

The Battle of Mechanicsville casualties piled up at the start of the Seven-Day Campaign during the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865.    BATTLE OF MECHANICSVILLE CASUALTIES/BEAVER DAM CREEK (June 26, 1862) Source Confederate Union Burton, Extraordinary...
legacy of the civil war

How the Civil War Lives on Today

The Revolutionary War may have answered the question of whether America would become an independent nation, but the Civil War answered the question of what kind of nation it would be. Political Change The American government became more centralized. New constitutional...
Lost Cause Myth

Lost Cause Myth – Why the South Fought, Why the North Won

Winners write the history of wars. So it is said. Confederate Major General Patrick Cleburne agreed: “Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from...
African Americans in the Civil War

Free from Slavery: African Americans in the Civil War

In his January 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln permanently freed all slaves in all areas then in rebellion against the United States. Often overlooked is an additional provision in that proclamation by which Lincoln specifically authorized the use of freed...
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civil war generals

What Happened to Civil War Generals After The War

  Union Abraham Lincoln Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865,  only four days after Lee’s surrender. He was 56. After a long funeral procession, he was buried near his home in Springfield, IL.  He is widely considered to be one of our greatest presidents,...

The Naval War of the Civil War

An aspect of the Civil War that few know about is the naval war. Learn how battles occurred on American Rivers, gulfs, shorelines, and even as far away as Alaska. Background  The Union Navy and its Strategy   At the start of the war, the U. S. Navy only had about...
overland campaign

The Overland Campaign

It’s 1864. Lincoln is re-elected, and Sherman’s March to the Sea obliterated the Confederacy’s industrial base. But work remains for General Grant. He must contend with his greatest foe, Robert E. Lee. Now that Grant was directing the operations of...
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