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  • William Henry Cabell (V.M.I. / C.S.A) (1845 - 1864)
    He was attending Richmond College when he expressed the desire to enlist in a volunteer company. His father persuaded him to prepare for it at V.M.I. as a 16 year old in 1862. He served as First Serg...
  • Marcus M. Spiegel (1828 - 1864)
    -------- From Civil War Database - NPS Spiegel , Marcus M. BATTLE UNIT NAME:67th Regiment, Ohio Infantry SIDE:Union COMPANY:C SOLDIER'S RANK IN:Captain SOLDIER'S RANK OUT:Captain ALTE...
  • Dr. Robert Gamble Cabell, Jr. (1847 - 1922)
    Robert Gamble Cabell, a physician who was then assistant superintendent of the Central Lunatic Asylum in Petersburg. The son of Robert Gamble Cabell and Margaret Sophia Caskie Cabell. His grandfather, ...
  • Brevet Maj. General James I. Gilbert (USA) (1823 - 1884)
    James Isham Gilbert was a Union general during the American Civil War. He served with distinction in the Western theaters of the war as a regimental and brigade commander. Early life James Gilber...
  • Sergeant Major Stokes McRae (CSA) (c.1837 - 1863)
    Enlisted in Company K, North Carolina 26th Infantry Regiment on 01 Jul 1861.Promoted to Full Sergeant on 01 May 1862.Promoted to Full Sergeant Major on 01 Mar 1863. McRae was involved in the Battle f...

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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