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U.S. Civil War


The U.S. Civil War, also known as the American Civil War, took place from 1861 to 1865. It was a conflict between the Northern states, known as the Union, and the Southern states, known as the Confederacy. The primary cause of the war was the disagreement over issues like slavery, states' rights, and economic differences between the North and South.

The war resulted in significant loss of life and had a profound impact on the nation. The Union, led by President Abraham Lincoln, ultimately emerged victorious. The war led to the abolition of slavery with the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and it further solidified the federal government's authority over the states.

The aftermath of the Civil War brought about a period of reconstruction, during which efforts were made to rebuild the South and integrate formerly enslaved individuals into society. The war's legacy continues to shape American society, politics, and culture, and it remains a significant chapter in U.S. history.

Top 5 Causes of the US Civil War:
1. Economic and social differences between the North and the South.
2. States versus federal rights.
3. The fight between Slave and Non-Slave State Proponents.
4. Growth of the Abolition Movement.
5. The election of Abraham Lincoln.
For more information, visit: americanhistory.about.com/ od/ civilwarmenu/ a/ cause_civil_war.htm


Fort Clinch, Fernandina Beach, Florida - Home to Union troops, March of 1862 - 1869










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US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Newton F. ABBOTT (1818, - 21 October 1879, Goshen, Connecticut, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Joseph ACKERMAN (13 December 1835, - 21 July 1879, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable))
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Charles W ADAMS (16 August 1817, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 10 September 1878, Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Oliver B ADAMS (11 November 1837, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA - 13 February 1901, Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  William F. ADAMS (2 January 1837, Norton, Massachusetts, USA - 15 March 1862, Norton, Massachusetts, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Horace AKERS (1823, Granby, Massachusetts, USA - 21 August 1864, Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Louisa May ALCOTT (29 November 1832, Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA - 6 March 1888, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
(Amos Bronson ALCOTT & Abigail MAY)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Alfred Cecil ALFORD (January 1842, Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA (Riverton) - 19 September 1864, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Albert N. ALLEN (1843, - 25 July 1864, Point Lookout, Maryland, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Benjamin Potwine ALLEN (1 July 1808, East Windsor, Connecticut, USA (Broad Brook) (Warehouse Point) (Melrose) (Scantic) (Windsorville) - 10 July 1862, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Elbert E. ALLEN (1840, - 29 August 1868, Granby, Connecticut, USA (North Granby))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Albert Wick "Bert" ALMY (12 March 1848, Westfield, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA - 28 April 1927, Linden, Genesee, Michigan, USA)
(Almon ALMY & Sarah M CROSS)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Charles Tober ALMY (September 1843, Westfield, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA - 21 December 1926, Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, USA)
(Almon ALMY & Sarah M CROSS)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Eugene Declifford AMES (4 March 1842, , Connecticut, USA - 7 October 1926, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Susan Brownell ANTHONY (15 February 1820, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 13 March 1906, Rochester, New York, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Jacob ARNOLD (1817, - 28 July 1872, Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA (Albion) (Manville) (Fairlawn) (Lonsdale) (Saylesville))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Elisha ATKINS (2 April 1788, - 19 June 1867, Newport, Rhode Island, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  William H ATKINS (1840, Granville, Massachusetts, USA - 12 August 1862, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
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US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Erastus S. BACON (1820, - 20 September 1864, Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Albert BAILEY (1843, Winchester, Connecticut, USA (Winsted) - 8 April 1862, New Bern, North Carolina, USA (Newbern))
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   John T BAILEY (12 March 1826, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA - 24 September 1870, Watertown, Wisconsin, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Silas Henry BAILEY (8 February 1835, Northborough, Massachusetts, USA (Northboro) - 12 May 1864, Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Charles BAKER (1829, - 31 March 1873, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard))
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Darius BAKER (18 January 1845, Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA (South Yarmouth) (West Yarmouth) (Yarmouth Port) - 19 March 1926, Newport, Rhode Island, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Isaac T BAKER (1842, - 1 November 1874, West Haven, Connecticut, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Joseph BAKER (22 December 1834, Richmond, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada - 4 August 1915, Zephyrhills, Florida, USA (Abbot Station))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Peter BAKER (1832, - 8 January 1877, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Bruce BALDWIN (1838, , Connecticut, USA - 11 November 1862, , South Carolina, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  James R. BALDWIN (3 July 1843, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 1 June 1864, Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Jared BALDWIN (1816, - 16 April 1867, Orange, Connecticut, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  William H BALDWIN (13 August 1832, New Sharon, Maine, USA - 11 June 1898, Norwood, Ohio, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Mary Ann BALL (1817, Knox County, Ohio, USA - 8 November 1901, )
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Sullivan BALLOU (28 March 1829, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville) - 28 July 1861, Manassas, Manassas City, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Nathaniel Prentice BANKS (30 January 1816, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - 1 September 1894, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Willis James BANKSON (18 July 1844, Shelby, Illinois, USA - 1 February 1928, Farry, Woods, Oklahoma, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  John Nelson BARBER (September 1833, - 23 November 1897, Hopkinton, Rhode Island, USA (Ashaway) (Hope Valley))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Amos BARDWELL (8 July 1839, Colrain, Massachusetts, USA (Colerain) (Boston Township) - 26 December 1865, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Charles Edward BARKER (January 1845, China, Maine, USA - 30 May 1907, Richmond, Maine, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   William A. BARNARD (1838, , New Hampshire, USA - 2 May 1874, Lansing, Michigan, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Charles D BARNES (10 November 1844, , United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 12 April 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Frederick C. BARNUM (1843, , Connecticut, USA - 21 June 1863, Lafourche, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Homer Boardman BARNUM (12 May 1809, New Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - 12 July 1864, Petersburg, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Edmund Morse BARTLETT (1818, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) - 23 September 1879, Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   William Francis BARTLETT (6 June 1840, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village) - 17 December 1876, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" BARTON (25 December 1821, Oxford, Massachusetts, USA - 12 April 1912, Glen Echo, Montgomery, Maryland, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Gustavus Davis BATES (2 October 1839, Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug) (Fabyan) (Mechanicsville) - 24 July 1911, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)
(Welcome G BATES & Jemima Elliott GROW)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  John BATTEY (6 September 1788, - 27 November 1869, Scituate, Rhode Island, USA (North Scituate))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  James H. BEAR (27 December 1846, , Virginia, USA - 2 April 1918, Winter Park, Florida, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Charles J BECKWITH (1827, - 15 June 1863, Port Huron, Louisiana, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  George BECKWITH (1829, , Vermont, USA - 2 April 1877, Flint, Michigan, USA)
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