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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 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 »

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Some of the major causes of the Civil War were state rights and differences in the social and economical structure between the North and South. Slavery fit into all three of these categories and was another key component... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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