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Civil war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy). Wikipedia

  • Battle of Appomattox Court House

    One of the last battles of the American Civil War . The final engagement of Confederate General in Chief, Robert E. Lee, and his Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army of the Potomac under the Commanding General of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of the American Civil War, fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek. The first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. Wikipedia

  • Appomattox campaign

    Series of American Civil War battles fought March 29 – April 9, 1865 in Virginia that concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to forces of the Union Army under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, marking the effective end of the war. Outnumbered and exhausted from a winter of trench warfare over an approximately 40 mi front, numerous battles, disease, hunger and desertion. Wikipedia

  • Mexican–American War

    Armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. Not formally recognized by the Mexican government, who disputed the Treaties of Velasco signed by Mexican caudillo President/General Antonio López de Santa Anna after the Texas Revolution a decade earlier. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Major battle of the American Civil War , and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville campaign. Fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, near the village of Chancellorsville. Wikipedia

  • Siege of Petersburg

    Series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 15, 1864, to April 2, 1865, during the American Civil War. More popularly known as the siege of Petersburg, it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off, nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Part of the Union Army's futile frontal attacks on December 13 against entrenched Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. Often described as the war's turning point. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. Encamped principally at Pittsburg Landing on the west bank of the Tennessee River, where the Confederate Army of Mississippi (General Albert Sidney Johnston, P. G. T. Beauregard second-in-command) launched a surprise attack on Grant's army from its base in Corinth, Mississippi. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

    Fought on June 27, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The most significant frontal assault launched by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman against the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, ending in a tactical defeat for the Union forces. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Chickamauga

    The Battle of Chickamauga, fought on September 18 – 20, 1863, between U.S. and Confederate forces in the American Civil War, marked the end of a Union offensive, the Chickamauga Campaign, in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. The first major battle of the war fought in Georgia, the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater, and involved the second-highest number of casualties after the Battle of Gettysburg. Wikipedia

  • Maryland campaign

    The Maryland campaign—or Antietam campaign—occurred September 4–20, 1862, during the American Civil War. Repulsed by the Army of the Potomac under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, who moved to intercept Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia and eventually attacked it near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Wikipedia

  • First Battle of Bull Run

    The first major battle of the American Civil War and was a Confederate victory. Fought on July 21, 1861 in Prince William County, Virginia, just north of the city of Manassas and about 25 miles west-southwest of Washington, D.C. The Union's forces were slow in positioning themselves, allowing Confederate reinforcements time to arrive by rail. Wikipedia

  • Overland Campaign

    Series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Union armies, directed the actions of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, and other forces against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Wikipedia

  • Union blockade

    Naval strategy by the United States to prevent the Confederacy from trading. Proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in April 1861, and required the monitoring of 3500 mi of Atlantic and Gulf coastline, including 12 major ports, notably New Orleans and Mobile. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Fought during the American Civil War near Mechanicsville, Virginia, from May 31 to June 12, 1864, with the most significant fighting occurring on June 3. One of the final battles of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign, and is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Wikipedia

  • Atlanta campaign

    Series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman invaded Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee, beginning in May 1864, opposed by the Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston. Wikipedia

  • Campaign of the Carolinas

    The final campaign conducted by the United States Army (Union Army) against the Confederate States Army in the Western Theater. On January 1, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman advanced north from Savannah, Georgia, through the Carolinas, with the intention of linking up with Union forces in Virginia. Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Wilderness

    The first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. Both armies suffered heavy casualties, around 5,000 men killed in total, a harbinger of a bloody war of attrition by Grant against Lee's army and, eventually, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Perryville

    Fought on October 8, 1862, in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky, as the culmination of the Confederate Heartland Offensive (Kentucky Campaign) during the American Civil War. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi initially won a tactical victory against primarily a single corps of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Union Army of the Ohio. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the South Carolina militia (the Confederate Army did not yet exist), and the return gunfire and subsequent surrender by the United States Army, that started the American Civil War. Following the declaration of secession by South Carolina on December 20, 1860, its authorities demanded that the U.S. Army abandon its facilities in Charleston Harbor. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 21, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Continuing their summer campaign to seize the important rail and supply center of Atlanta, Union forces commanded by William Tecumseh Sherman overwhelmed and defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John Bell Hood. Wikipedia

  • Vicksburg campaign

    Series of maneuvers and battles in the Western Theater of the American Civil War directed against Vicksburg, Mississippi, a fortress city that dominated the last Confederate-controlled section of the Mississippi River. The Union Army of the Tennessee under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant gained control of the river by capturing this stronghold and defeating Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's forces stationed there. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Fort Donelson

    Fought from February 11–16, 1862, in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Important avenue for the invasion of the South. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Fort Stedman

    Fought on March 25, 1865, during the final weeks of the American Civil War. Attacked in a pre-dawn Confederate assault by troops led by Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon. Wikipedia

  • Siege of Vicksburg

    The final major military action in the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate Army of Mississippi, led by Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton, into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Wikipedia

  • Chattanooga campaign

    Series of maneuvers and battles in October and November 1863, during the American Civil War. Following the defeat of Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans's Union Army of the Cumberland at the Battle of Chickamauga in September, the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Braxton Bragg besieged Rosecrans and his men by occupying key high terrain around Chattanooga, Tennessee. Wikipedia

  • Tullahoma campaign

    Military operation conducted from June 24 to July 3, 1863, by the Union Army of the Cumberland under Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans, and regarded as one of the most brilliant maneuvers of the American Civil War. To drive the Confederates out of Middle Tennessee and to threaten the strategic city of Chattanooga. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

    Fought on March 31, 1865, during the American Civil War at the end of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign and in the beginning stage of the Appomattox Campaign. Fought simultaneously on March 31, the battle involved the last offensive action by General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia attempting to stop the progress of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army . Wikipedia

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  • After the American Civil War, new transcontinental railways made relocation easier for settlers, expanded internal trade and increased conflicts with Native Americans.United States-Wikipedia
  • Upstate, and New York City, gave strong support for the American Civil War, in terms of finances, volunteer soldiers, and supplies.New York (state)-Wikipedia
  • (The hyphen in the city name was dropped on December 1, 1896.) On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War.The New York Times-Wikipedia
  • Its status as a 'free state' prevented the expansion of slavery to the Pacific Coast, which was a foremost concern for the pre-Civil War US Congress.California-Wikipedia
  • The outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 led to the expansion of the federal government and notable growth in the District's population, including a large influx of freed slaves.Washington, D.C.-Wikipedia
  • During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the abolition of slavery in the United States.United States-Wikipedia
  • While far from the major battlefields of the American Civil War, Texas contributed large numbers of men and equipment to the rest of the Confederacy.Texas-Wikipedia
  • The question of whether or not individual states held the unilateral right to secession was a passionately debated feature of the nations's political discourse from early in its history, and remained a difficult and divisive topic until the American Civil War.U.S. state-Wikipedia
  • He defeated Douglas in the general election, and this set the stage for the American Civil War.Chicago-Wikipedia
  • Shortly after the Civil War, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Texas v. White, held that a state cannot unilaterally do so.U.S. state-Wikipedia
  • Conflict over slavery and other issues persisted until the Civil War (1861–1865), which began soon after several southern states attempted to secede from the Union.United States House of Representatives-Wikipedia
  • The U.S. Navy played a major role in the American Civil War by blockading the Confederacy and seizing control of its rivers.United States Navy-Wikipedia
  • As the American Civil War broke out, Northern Democrats were divided into War Democrats and Peace Democrats.Democratic Party (United States)-Wikipedia
  • A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U.S. in early 1861, and officially joined the Confederate States of America on March 2 of the same year.Texas-Wikipedia
  • In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War, as well as Puerto Ricans.Philadelphia-Wikipedia
  • Philadelphia was a bastion of the Republican Party from the American Civil War until the mid-1930s.Philadelphia-Wikipedia
  • Naval power played a significant role during the American Civil War, in which the Union had a distinct advantage over the Confederacy on the seas.United States Navy-Wikipedia
  • The American Civil War was the costliest war for the U.S. in terms of casualties.United States Army-Wikipedia
  • Anger at new military conscription laws during the American Civil War (1861–1865), which spared wealthier men who could afford to pay a $300 commutation fee to hire a substitute, led to the Draft Riots of 1863, whose most visible participants were ethnic Irish working class.New York City-Wikipedia
  • Philadelphia was represented by the Washington Grays in the American Civil War.Philadelphia-Wikipedia
  • During the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in the south central region of the state.Pennsylvania-Wikipedia
  • It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Native Americans, and racial segregation after the American Civil War.Florida-Wikipedia
  • Ohio's central position and its population gave it an important place during the Civil War.Ohio-Wikipedia
  • During the American Civil War, Illinois ranked fourth in men who served (more than 250,000) in the Union Army, a figure surpassed by only New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.Illinois-Wikipedia
  • In the 1860s, aided by soldiers playing the game in camp during the Civil War, "New York"-style baseball expanded into a national game and spawned baseball's first governing body, The National Association of Base Ball Players.Major League Baseball-Wikipedia
  • This division contributed to the start of the American Civil War.Virginia-Wikipedia
  • The Constitution Act, 1867 was designed to meet the growing calls of Canadians for autonomy from British rule, while avoiding the overly strong decentralization that contributed to the Civil War in the United States.Canadians-Wikipedia
  • From the end of the Civil War, African Americans primarily favored the Republican Party due to its overwhelming political and more tangible efforts in achieving the abolition of slavery, particularly through President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.Democratic Party (United States)-Wikipedia
  • Ulysses S. Grant was born in Ohio and had a military career that precluded settling down, but on the eve of the Civil War and approaching middle age, he moved to Illinois and thus utilized the state as his home and political base when running for President.Illinois-Wikipedia
  • Following the American Civil War, President Charles W. Eliot's long tenure (1869–1909) transformed the college and affiliated professional schools into a modern research university; Harvard was a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.Harvard University-Wikipedia

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