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The Civil War
  
Hibernia Skirmish 2 250by Darryl W. Moran Photography on Flickr

Civil War was a Military Conflict between the U.S. (Union) and 11 Southern States ,the Confederate States of America, (The Confederacy)


The span of the Civil War took place from:

1861-1865

 

Reasons for the Civil War were the following: State rights, Slavery, Expansion into new territories after Mexican War and to end slavery in the U.S

It also changed the social, racial, political and economic landscape for the U.S.

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Hibernia Skirmish 2 111by Darryl W. Moran Photography on Flickr

Robert E. Lee was the Confederate General and was most known for his battle at Gettysburg in 1863. Ulysses S. Grant, the commander of the Eastern army, in 1864 was known for resurrecting the Union Army (the Federal Govt.)

 

Lee surrendered to Grant at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

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Skirmish At Hibernia 549by Darryl W. Moran Photography on Flickr

This is a picture and example of a Confederate Soldier and the Confederate Flag.
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Skirmish At Hibernia 271by Darryl W. Moran Photography on Flickr

This is an example of how they would set up camp as they traveled to different territories along their way. These tents would be used for many different stations, for example, sleeping quarters, General's offices and telecommunications and artillery storage.
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Skirmish At Hibernia 445by Darryl W. Moran Photography on Flickr

Another example of soldiers traveling with their confederate flags.
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Skirmish At Hibernia 329by Darryl W. Moran Photography on Flickr

An example of sleeping quarters for the soldiers. 
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Abraham Lincoln Portraitby Cornell University Library on Flickr

In response to the Election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States of America, 11 Southern states declared their succession from the U.S. and formed the Confederate States of America (The Confederacy). The other 25 states, supported the Federal government (The Union).

 

Five days after the end of the Civil War, on April 14, 1865,President Lincoln went to the Ford Theater and was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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Civil War Deadby Rennett Stowe on Flickr

The casualties were horrendous and made the Civil War one of the deadliest wars in American history. After 4 years at war, the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was outlawed everywhere in the nation, however, this war resulted in 620,000 soldiers deaths and an undetermined number of civilian casualties.
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Mclean House, Appomattox CHby jimbowen0306 on Flickr

A picture of the Appomattox Courthouse where Confederate General, Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union Army led by  Ulysses S. Grant.
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Hibernia Skirmish 2 192by Darryl W. Moran Photography on Flickr

A soldier waving the Union flag in victory. This would later become the United States of America's flag after adding all stars that represent the states in the United States of America.
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