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  • Oscar A Briggs (1844 - 1920)
    Served in the 144th NY Infantry and was the first family member to enter Florida.
  • Cpt. Johann Friedirch Dessauer (1841 - 1887)
    Aschaffenburg, Pfarramt St. Agatha, Taufbuch (1825-1867) S.234 Johann Friedrich Dessauer sollte 1858/59 in Bremen die Handelschaft erlernen, reiste aber im September/ Oktober 1859 nach New York und w...
  • Cpt. Francis A. Dessauer (1833 - 1863)
    Hauptmann im 45. New Yorker Freiwilligen Regiment, Generalstabshauptmann im Stab des Major-General O.C. Howard, XI. Corp der Potomac Armee Die Referenzquelle nennt als Todesursache: "2. Mai 1863, gef...
  • Samuel Thomas Cameron (1834 - 1905)
    Samuel T. Cameron was born in Upper Canada on January 17, 1834, of parents William Cameron born in 1804 in Wellington County and Cecelia Bentley of Montreal born in 1808. William and Cecelia married in...
  • Nathan B. Coggeshall (1813 - 1902)
    There are several other photographs of Nathan B. Coggeshall and his family under the Media Tab above. The one with his wife and children was taken sometime between 1860 and 1870 and depicts: Back row, ...

The American Civil War (1861–1865), also referred to as the War Between the States or simply the Civil War, was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy"); the other 25 states supported the federal government ("the Union"). After four years of warfare, mostly within the Southern states, the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was outlawed everywhere in the nation. Issues that led to war were partially resolved in the Reconstruction Era that followed, though others remained unresolved.

Commanders and leaders

Also see: Notables of the American Civil War.

United States

Confederate States

Regiments by state

United States

Federal organized

State forces

  • Alabama (Union)
  • Arkansas (Union)
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia (Union)
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana (Union)
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina (Union)
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina (Union)
  • Tennessee (Union)
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Territories

  • Dakota Territory
  • New Mexico Territory
  • Washington Territory

Confederate States

Federal organized

State forces

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California (Confederate)
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland (Confederate)
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia (Confederate)

Territories

  • Arizona Territory
  • Indian Territory (also known as Oklahoma)

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