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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  Henry L. VAILL (1841, Goshen, Connecticut, USA - 4 November 1864, Winchester, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Thomas Jefferson VALENTINE (1802, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA - 1887, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware. USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Ezra H VAN ALSTINE (1846, Oneonta, New York, USA - 26 August 1893, Colliers, Otsego, New York, USA)
(Martin VAN ALSTINE & Nancy BARNES)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Harvey B VAN ALSTINE (21 July 1842, Oneonta, New York, USA - 16 August 1886, Oneonta, New York, USA)
(Martin VAN ALSTINE & Nancy BARNES)

US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   George Washington VANDERBILT (10 April 1839, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights) - 31 December 1863, Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)
(Cornelius "The Commodore" VANDERBILT & Sophia JOHNSON)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  James VERNOR (11 April 1843, Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange) - 29 October 1927, Grosse Ile Township, Michigan, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Nicholas VERRETT (January 1843, , Louisiana, USA - 1 August 1908, )
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Abraham VERRILL (23 July 1840, New Gloucester, Maine, USA - 24 March 1921, Gray, Maine, USA)
(William VERRILL & Lydia TRIPP)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Emmons T VERRILL (29 March 1847, Raymond, Maine, USA - 5 November 1928, Freeport, Maine, USA)
(Richard VERRILL & Mary Emmerline TRIPP)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Richard VERRILL (11 July 1823, Raymond, Maine, USA - 3 November 1863, Richmond, Virginia, USA)
(Jeremiah VERRILL & Lydia TRIPP)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Edouard Joseph VIVES (1830, - 1910, )
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Abram (Abraham) VOLK (29 October 1829, Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange) - 25 April 1900, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))
(Garret VOLK & Elizabeth GUESSNER)

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US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Edwin B. WACK (1841, Oberlin, Ohio, USA - 19 May 1879, Oberlin, Ohio, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Edward E. WADE (18 March 1843, , Massachusetts, USA - 20 May 1864, Dighton, Massachusetts, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Elias Howard WADSWORTH (19 August 1820, Litchfield, Maine, USA - 10 July 1893, Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster))
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   William Henry WAITS (29 September 1845, Miami, Clermont, Ohio, USA - 30 January 1927, , Nebraska, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Henry Merton WALKER (30 March 1840, Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers) - 9 December 1861, Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Patrick WALSH (1821, , Ireland - 30 December 1893, Leominster, Massachusetts, USA)
(Patrick WALSH & Julia HALEY (HEALY))

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Benjamin F. WARD (1836, - 27 October 1887, Thorndike, Maine, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Francis G WARREN (4 March 1828, Hollis, Maine, USA - 2 April 1900, Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Mark Anthony WARREN (20 August 1830, Killingly, Connecticut, USA (Danielson) (Dayville) (East Killingly) (Attawaugan) (Ballouville) - 11 September 1862, Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  William Henry WATERHOUSE (11 February 1842, Greenport, New York, USA - 16 August 1923, Winter Park, Florida, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Henry W. WATTERSON (1845, Isle Of Man - 29 August 1876, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Fletcher WEBSTER (25 July 1813, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - 30 August 1862, Manassas, Virginia, USA)
(Daniel WEBSTER & Grace FLETCHER)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Nathan H WEEKS (14 February 1844, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA - 14 November 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   William WELLS (14 December 1837, Waterbury, Vermont, USA - 29 April 1892, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights))
(William Wellington WELLS & Eliza CARPENTER)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Isaac R. WETHERELL (1837, Granville, Massachusetts, USA - 14 April 1863, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  George WETHERMOX (1817, Ghint, New York, USA - 31 August 1864, Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   William Bennett WHEELER (7 April 1840, Dutchess County, New York, USA - 25 August 1871, Lodi, Seneca, New York, USA)
(Edward WHEELER & Phebe BENNETT)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Levi WHITAKER (12 August 1825, Ashford, Connecticut, USA - 17 December 1864, , Maryland, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Wilson WHITAKER (1834, Deposit, New York, USA - , Avoca, Iowa, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Amasa WHITE (5 February 1842, Colrain, Massachusetts, USA (Colerain) (Boston Township) - 26 October 1877, Colrain, Massachusetts, USA (Colerain) (Boston Township))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Hiram Caroll WHITE (1820, , Alabama, USA - 7 December 1862, Washington County, Arkansas, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   John WHITE (27 December 1839, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 17 December 1916 , Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))
(Conrad WHITE & Annie Elizabeth LANG)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Selleck Lobdell WHITE (24 May 1839, - 3 September 1864, Hampton, Virginia, USA (Phoebus))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  George M. WHITNEY (1843, Dana, Massachusetts, USA* - 25 August 1863, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Joseph Jesse WHITTEN (9 January 1833, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, USA (Wolfeboro Falls) - 17 January 1899, Laconia, New Hampshire, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   John Thomas WILDER (31 January 1830, Hunter, Greene, New York, USA - 20 October 1917, Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Chauncey J. WILLIAMS (1825, - 11 August 1864, Colchester, Connecticut, USA (Westchester))
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  James M. WILLIAMS (1841, Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA (Zoar) - 17 July 1862, Richmond, Virginia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Nathaniel Howard Harden WILLIAMS (8 June 1840, , Tennessee, USA - 4 July 1909, , Tennessee, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  John Mcgrew WILSON (1801, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Losanteville) - 8 November 1862, , Iowa, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Thomas WILSON (1830, , England (United Kingdom) - August 7/1863, , Louisiana, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Joseph B. WOOD (1824, - 16 August 1864, Andersonville, Georgia, USA)
US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   Eugene (Hugues) WOOD (DUBOIS) (21 August 1832, Saint-Hugues, Québec, Canada - 14 July 1915, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA)
(Dominique DUBOIS & Marie-Anne PÉRODEAU)

US Civil War Soldiers  male ancestor  Joseph Edmund WOODARD (3 Sept. 1837, Houston Co., Georgia, USA - 16 Jan. 1916, Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA)
(Thomas WOODARD & Purity STUCKEY)

US Civil War Soldiers  photo of ancestor   George Washington WRIGHT (4 December 1820, , South Carolina, USA - 14 July 1864, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA)
(Abraham WRIGHT & Anna BURTZ (BURTS))

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