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  • Pvt. Washington A. Work, USA (1847 - 1875)
    Civil War Veteran 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery Battery H Work, Washington A. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery SIDE: Union COMPANY: H SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Pri...
  • Pvt. Washington Work, USA (1815 - 1862)
    Despite the 1850 census claiming he was born in Virginia, he said Perry County, Pennsylvania, and there is no evidence to dispute him. As to when he was born, it is a bit of guess. According to his sta...
  • Sgt. Edward L. Millken, USA (1844 - 1899)
    The son of John and Rebecca (Bierbower) Milliken and stepson of Washington Work, in 1860 he was a nail cutting apprentice living with and/or working for Philip & Juliann Bierbower in Petersburg, Perry ...
  • Lt. (USA) Eleazor Michener (1836 - 1908)
    The son of Eleazor and Mary (Lee) Michener, his whereabouts in 1860 remain a mystery, but his military records claim that he was a resident of Perry County, Pennsylvania. He was a wheelwright by trade ...
  • Pvt. John Christian Steckley, USA (1845 - 1912)
    Pvt Co I 107th PA Vols A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Hummelstown, Dauphin County, February 13, 1862, mustered into federal service at Harrisburg February 18 as a private with Co. I, 107th Penns...

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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