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  • Pvt. (CSA), Thomas Ritchie Peery (1843 - 1864)
    Inscription: Of the Eighth VA Cal. Army of Northern VA. Lost his life in a galent charge at Winchester, VA Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jan 11 2017, 1:58:20 UTC
  • Pvt. (CSA), John Henry Crabill (1832 - 1862)
    Civil War Veteran Affiliation: Confederacy Enlisted: June 18, 1861 Rank: Private Co.: B Regt. 33rd Va. Branch: Infantry Promotion: Oct. 10, 1861 Rank: Cpl. Death: Battle of Kernstown ...
  • Fidelana Whitehair (c.1844 - 1927)
    Inscription: CO B 14 W VA INF Private, Civil War, 1861-1865--Veteran* Photo by: Patti, added 8/22/2016 to Find A Grave Memorial# 5551829 Source- Title Veterans enrollment form, Pvt. Fidelana ...
  • (USA), Bird H. Leffingwell (1834 - 1917)
    Served in the American Civil War in the 74th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. Farmer; Sec. 6 ; P. 0. Shirland ; was born in Ohio, Oct. 10, 1835; moved to this Co. with his parents, in 1838; owns 125 acres ...
  • (USA), William Sullivan Leffingwell (1822 - 1896)
    He enlisted in 1862 in the 74th Regt. of the 111. Infantry; was Sergeant in his Company and served throughout the war. In Dec, 1895, was living at Rockton, Illinois., unm. - The Leffingwell Record Wo...

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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