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  • (Pvt. CSA), James William Bowen (1819 - 1900)
    James W Bowen in the Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 Name: James W Bowen County: Gordon Approx. Application Year: 1900 Application Type: Indigent Soldier Archive Collec...
  • Reverend Nixon Potts, Sr. (1806 - 1879)
    Nixon Potts 6th West Virginia Infantry. Side Union Company F,S Soldier's Rank_In Chaplain (Private) Soldier's Rank_Out Chaplain Film Number M507 roll 10 U.S. Archives Nixon Potts served in the Unio...
  • Maj. (CSA), Harvey Everett Topp (1837 - 1863)
    Harvey E. Topp served in the Confederate Amy during the American Civil War. He first enlisted in Company K, 19th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry on May 26, 1861 in Baldwyn, Mississippi with the rank of ...
  • Dr. Valdamer Webb, Civil War Veteran (1836 - 1910)
    Valdimir Doctor Webb BIRTH 20 May 1836 DEATH 28 Aug 1910 (aged 74) Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Mount Zion Cemetery Ritchie County, West Virginia, Civil War Veteran Correct spelling...
  • John Daniel Myers, Jr. (1841 - 1916)
    John Daniel Myers was baptized in St John the Evangelist catholic church in Philadelphia on March 8 1842. His godfather was his uncle, Lawrence Myers. Civil War veteran - Co D, 116th Regt. PA Vol...

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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