American Civil War

War

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy". Led by Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy fought for its independence from the United States. The U.S. federal government was supported by twenty mostly-Northern free states in which slavery already had been abolished, and by five slave states that became known as the border states....

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  • 276. Draper on Columbia] John William Draper, History of the American Civil War (New York, 1867–1870), III, 546–547. See also John W. Draper to [W. T.] Sherman, Sept. 7, 1868, W. T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress.

    Charles RoysterThe Destructive War

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