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- 1861 Map of Virginia, indicating positions of the rebel forces for "the protection of Richmond"
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The American Civil War (1861�1865)
Confederates vs. Unionists
When 11 Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States of America to form the Confederate States of America (a.k.a. the Confederacy), war erupted between the citizens of the new nation. The southern Confederacy fought for secession under Jefferson Davis. Abraham Lincoln, the Republican Party, and the northern states opposed the expansion of slavery and regarded secession as rebellion, fighting under the “Union” flag along with 5 slave-holding border states.
The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
“Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state, leading to declarations of secession by four more Southern slave states. In the war's first year, the Union assumed control of the border states and established a naval blockade as both sides massed armies and resources. In 1862, battles such as Shiloh and Antietam caused massive casualties unprecedented in U.S. military history. In September 1862, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South a war goal, which complicated the Confederacy's manpower shortages.
In the East, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee won a series of victories over Union armies, but Lee's loss at Gettysburg in early July 1863 proved the turning point. The capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson by Ulysses S. Grant completed Union control of the Mississippi River. Grant fought bloody battles of attrition with Lee in 1864, forcing Lee to defend the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. Union general William Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia, and began his famous March to the Sea, devastating a hundred-mile-wide swath of Georgia. Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
The war, the deadliest in American history, caused 620,000 soldier deaths and an undetermined number of civilian casualties, ended slavery in the United States, restored the Union by settling the issues of nullification and secession, and strengthened the role of the federal government. The social, political, economic and racial issues of the war continue to shape contemporary American thought.”
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