Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

5/3/2007

Photographs from the American Civil War 1861-1865

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From “Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter”, Gettysburg, July 1863

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Antietam 1862

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a major war between the United States (the “Union”) and eleven Southern slave states that declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America, led by President Jefferson Davis. The Union, led by President Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party, opposed the expansion of slavery and rejected any right of secession. Fighting commenced on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a federal military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. for more click here

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