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  • Dr. (USA), Norton Folsom (1842 - 1903)
    Biography From FindAGrave MEMORIAL ID 57268193 Entered the Civil War as a Medical Cadet on 19 Oct 1861 and was discharged on 18 Oct 1862; graduated Harvard Medical School in 1864; became Surgeon ...
  • Capt. Edwin Thomas, USA (1836 - 1906)
    Residence: South Weymouth, Massachusetts Occupation: Carpenter Age at enlistment: 26 Enlistment Date: 24 Feb 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Massachusetts Survived the War?: Yes CIVIL ...
  • Lieut (USA), Francis "Frank" Thomas (1844 - 1863)
    Residence: Weymouth, MassachusettsOccupation: CarpenterAge at enlistment: 20Enlistment Date: 26 Jun 1861Rank at enlistment: SergeantState Served: MassachusettsSurvived the War?: NoCIVIL WAR Service Rec...
  • Sgt. (USA), Charles Henry Ilgenfritz (1837 - 1920)
    Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a First Sergeant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company E, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on Apri...
  • Col. Irving Montgomery Avery (USA) (1832 - 1909)
    In 1861, he, with William B. Barton, raised and largely equipped the 48th regiment of New York volunteers; he went to the front as regimental quartermaster; was soon made quartermaster of the second br...

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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