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  • (CSA), Joshua Atchley Holmes, Sr (1822 - 1894)
    Joshua Atchley Holmes was the 7th child of William Holmes and Mary Calfee Holmes. He was a 13 year old orphan when most of his family left Pulaski County, VA on their Westward Migration. Joshua Atchley...
  • Thomas C Nicewarner, Civil War veteran (1825 - 1888)
    Co.C, 2nd Va. Inf. Regt., Civil War NICEWARNER is the inscription on the tombstone but spelling variations include Nisewarner and Nisewander. Photo by dickbelle Thomas C. Nicewarner BIRTH 13 Oct ...
  • Col.(USA), Oliver Hopkinson (1812 - 1905)
    Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Lieutentant Colonel of the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned on October 15, 1861. At the September 17, 1862 Battle of A...
  • Sgt. Maj.(CSA), Amory Coffin (1841 - 1916)
    Adjutant, Battalion of State Cadets (The Citadel), South Carolina, Confederate States Army. Graduated from the Citadel, 1862. Enlisted in Co. B, Captain Edward L. Parker's South Carolina Light Artiller...
  • Surgeon (USA), Joseph Hopkinson (1816 - 1865)
    Civil War Union Surgeon. A descendant of Declaration of Independence Signer Francis Hopkinson, he was Chief Surgeon of Philadelphia's massive Mower Hospital. With 3,100 beds, it was the third largest U...

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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