Civil War

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


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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...
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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...
Civil War Casualties

Civil War Casualties In Lee’s Battles and Campaigns

CASUALTIES IN LEE’S BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS In their Attack and Die, McWhiney and Jamieson provided incomplete statistics on soldiers killed and wounded (not missing or captured) in Lee’s army and its opponents. In the Civil War Casualties they included, Lee’s army...
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The Battle of Atlanta

In the fall of 1864, the Union Army now had full momentum against the Confederacy, pushing deeper into the South than ever before. General Sherman overwhelmed forces led by John Bell Hood. With the fall of Atlanta, Lincoln nearly assured his re-election in 1864....
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What If the South Won the Civil War?

What if the South Won the Civil War? Here’s a take on that quest from author H.W. Crocker  III. So just suppose that Abraham Lincoln had let the South go. What if he had said the following: We part as friends. We hope to reunite as friends. There will be no...
George Armstrong Custer

General George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876)

George Armstrong Custer, always known as Armstrong or Autie to his friends (or Fanny to his West Point classmates, in honor of his girlish golden curls), was the North’s equivalent of Stuart. At West Point, he wasn’t much for studying but he loved to ride and was...
Battle of Chattanooga

Battle of Chattanooga (Nov. 24-25, 1863)

The Background Battle of Chattanooga: In the background of Battle of Chattanooga – Rosecrans had performed badly at Chickamauga, fleeing the field. Grant sacked him and appointed the Rock of Chickamauga, General Thomas, to replace the Runner of Chickamauga....
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