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Union and Confederate soldiers Civil War Period, 1861-1865

siv' il wor, a war between factions in the same country

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Abraham Lincoln's Administration, 1861-1865
Civil War: General Works
Civil War: Biography, A-Z
Civil War: Campaigns and Battles
Civil War: Medical Care
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Battle of Shiloh
The Battle of Shiloh
was fought near a small church in Hardin County, Tennessee, on April 6-7, 1862. The Confederates forced the Union Army into defensive positions on the first day, but the Union ended up holding the battlefield the second day. The battle cost both sides a combined total of 23,746 men killed, wounded, or missing.
Abraham Lincoln's Tomb
Abraham Lincoln's Tomb
On May 11, 1865, the National Lincoln Monument Association was created to develop a memorial and tomb for Abraham Lincoln. They wanted it to be erected in downtown Springfield, but Mary Todd Lincoln insisted that her late husband be buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Ground was broken on September 9, 1869, and the tomb was dedicated on October 15, 1874.
JEB Stuart
James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart
entered the Confederate Army as a Captain, but his experience and skill as a cavalry officer earned him a promotion to Colonel almost immediately. Subsequently promoted to General, he gained fame by leading his men on two daring rides completely around a Union army, as well as for failing to be at Gettysburg.
Wade Hampton
Wade Hampton
was a very wealthy plantation owner with no military training who became one of the most successful Confederate Generals of the Civil War, during which he was seriously wounded three times. He subsequently served as Governor of South Carolina and in the U.S. Senate.
Grand Army of the Republic
The Grand Army of the Republic
was founded in Decatur, Illinois, on April 6, 1866. Its members were honorably discharged veterans of the Union Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue Cutter Service who had served between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865. It founded soldiers' homes, was active in relief work and in pension legislation.
John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth
was a nationally known Shakespearean actor whose Confederate sympathies led him to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
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