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[Summary]American Civil War Union victory Slavery abolished Territorial integrity preserved Destruction and dissolution of the Confederate States Beginning of the Reconstruction Era Abraham Lincoln † Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B

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American Civil War

Union victory

Slavery abolished

Territorial integrity preserved

Destruction and dissolution of the Confederate States

Beginning of the Reconstruction Era

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Abraham Lincoln
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Ulysses S. Grant
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William T. Sherman
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David Farragut
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George B. McClellan
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Many elements of Civil War scholarship are still hotly debated. The facts on this page are based on the soundest information available.

Q. When was the Civil War fought?

The war began when the Confederates bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861. The war ended in Spring, 1865. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. The last battle was fought at Palmito Ranch, Texas, on May 13, 1865. Click here for a Civil War timeline.

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Where was the Civil War fought?

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Black Confederates

Who Fought in the Civil War?

A Harvard historian weighs in on a controversy about “black Confederates,” describing how many there were and what meaning they have in an ongoing debate over the causes of the Civil War.

Slavery and the Civil War: Not What You Think | The Huffington Post

To support the idea that the war was only about slavery, Mr. Pitts cites newspaper quotes from 1860 that note the grave threat to the economic value of slaves if the North prevailed politically; and Mr. Pitt provides quotes from a few articles of separation from states that specifically reference slavery as a cause for seceding. But that just proves what we already know: the South wanted to defend slavery and their cotton economy. We understandably focus on this specific while ignoring the broader issue in contest. But a subset of a set is not the set. An example of an issue is not the issue. Slavery was a specific issue of a perceived violation of a state's rights, over which the country went to war. Claiming the Civil War was about slavery alone is like saying that the recent revolution in Egypt was about unseating Mubarak and nothing else. That conclusion misses the more important point that the real issue was self-determination and the right to a representative government. Mubarak was not the issue, only a specific example of the larger problem of a non-representative government. Ousting Mubarak was a subset of a larger set.

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Who Fought in the Civil War?
From April 1861 to April 1865, a brutal civil war was fought between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. The American Civil War is one of the most researched conflicts in modern history, yet many people still desire more knowledge about it. The roots of this tragic conflict go back to the birth of the country. The founding fathers, for all their wisdom, could not solve all the differences between the original thirteen states. (Image from the Library of Congress. Union Engineers at Fort Sanders, Nov. 29th 1863)

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