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The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States fought from 1861 to 1865. The Union faced secessionists in eleven Southern states grouped together as the Confederate States of America. The Union won the war, which remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. Each eBook has a free sample download suitable for all age groups. Every eBook is PDF, with chapters, short texts and mostly visual original material, where possible in full colour. Each page is numbered, and has a light watermark copyright protection. Chapters on: American Civil War Letters; Posters; Original Photographs; Drawings and Sketches; Coloured Prints, President Abraham Lincoln, High-Tech War, Photography, Telegraph, Railroads, Recruitment Posters, Infantry, Gunners, Mounted Infantry, Volunteer Riflemen, Fort Union Sketch, Andrew Jackson Nickell, 114 Regiment Company E, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, advisors and generals, Vicksburg, Army Rations, Hard Biscuit, Fresh Meat, Confederacy, Mississippi River, Union Dissolved January 1860, War started April 1861, Union Soldiers were Winning in 1864, Maps, Battles on Land, River and Sea, Amateur & Professional Artists, Letters Home, Publication in Local Newspapers, Battle of Gettysburg, Armstrong Large Cannon, Ex-Ferry Ironclad, New Development of Battleships, Underwater Mines, Submarines, Massive Destruction of Railroads, Bridges and Whole Towns, Women Spy’s, Illustrated Letters and Envelopes, On-the-Spot Drawings
The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States fought from 1861 to 1865. The Union faced secessionists in eleven Southern states grouped together as the Confederate States of America. The Union won the war, which remains the bloodiest in U.S. history.
Among the 34 U.S. states in January 1861, seven Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the U.S. and formed the Confederate States of America. War broke out in April 1861 when they attacked a U.S. fortress, Fort Sumter. The Confederacy grew to include eleven states; it claimed two more states and several western territories. The Confederacy was never diplomatically recognized by any foreign country. The states that remained loyal including border states where slavery was legal, were known as the Union or the North. The war ended with the surrender of all the Confederate armies and the collapse of Confederate government in spring 1865.
The war had its origin in the factious issue of slavery, especially the extension of slavery into the western territories. Four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers dead, a higher number than the American military deaths of World War I and World War II combined, and destroyed much of the South’s infrastructure. The Confederacy collapsed and slavery was abolished in the entire country. The Reconstruction Era (1863–1877) overlapped and followed the war, with its fitful process of restoring national unity, strengthening the national government, and guaranteeing civil rights to the freed slaves.
Over the five years of civil war new technologies were developed in 1840 photography, telegraph, newspaper reporting and still used on-the-spot action drawings reproduced in local weekly newspapers. The Sanitary Engineers Commission, health, hygiene of Union wounded on the battle field and in the hospital. Federal observation balloon Intrepid being inflated. Battle of Fair Oaks, Va., May 1862. Battle between the C.S.S. Virginia and the U.S.S. Monitor, Hampton Roads, Va., March 9, 1862. The development of new Ironclad battle ships, underwater mines and submarines. Massive destruction of Railroads, Bridges and Towns.
Spying was done on both side, the women were particularly good. We collect Civil War Letters and envelopes, illustrated examples included. This includes many on-the-spot drawings, a wonderful personal insight showing everyday actions.
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