Civil war border states map. And a war for freedom it was. The american civil war was made inevitable when in response to growing northern resistance to the practice of slavery several southern states began to secede from the union. He american civil war was the greatest war in american history. The first half of the nineteenth century witnessed an enormous increase in the production of short staple cotton in the south and most of that cotton was exported to great britain and europe.
Northsouth differences causes of the war timelines chartsoutlines maps flags. The american civil war also known by other names was a war fought in the united states from 1861 to 1865 between the north and the south. 3 million fought 600000 paid the ultimate price for freedom. Primary documents quotes diaries.
News about the american civil war 1861 1865. Updated may 3 2008. Civil war battles it has been said there were approximately 8000 civil war battles of varying size and importance during the american civil war. The union included the states of maine new york new hampshire vermont massachusetts connecticut rhode island pennsylvania new.
The civil war is the most studied and written about episode in us. Commentary and archival information about the united state civil war 1861 1865 from the new york times.