The American Civil War was primarily fought over differences of opinion about the right of the federal government to determine whether slavery was legal in individual states; the hostile action that started the actual wa... More »

The battles of Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Shiloh and Gettysburg were major conflicts of the American Civil War. In April 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter started the war after Confederate soldiers surrounded the fort and orde... More »

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The American Civil War spanned from April 1861 to May 1865 and was the result of a longer conflict regarding slavery in the United States. More »

Border states in the American Civil War were states that permitted slavery but did not leave the Union to join the Confederacy. The states recognized by both sides as border states were Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, Miss... More »

The Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when the Confederates came after the Union soldiers in South Carolina at Fort Sumter. The last battle was fought in Texas on May 13, 1865. More »

The American Civil War began on April 12, 1861, with a battle at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. The war ended when General Robert E. Lee, of the Army of the Confederacy, surrendered on May 9, 1865. The last shot was fire... More »

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The Civil War began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate batteries shelled Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The Confederate commander at the scene was Pierre Gustave T. Beauregard, though his authority to fire on the for... More »

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