The Civil War aka The War of the Rebellion, lasted from 1861 until 1865 and led to over 618,000 casualties. While a vast number of people believe the war was about slavery, it was actually much more complex. Social and economical differences between the North and the South played a large roll as did  state rights versus federal rights. The Abolisionist Movemment began to rise and with the election of Abraham Lincoln, and his views on slavery,  the countries fate was sealed.

The American Civil War began April 12, 1861 when Confederates under General Pierre Beureguard opened fire at 4:30 a.m. on Ft. Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina with fifty cannons. 

Summary of Events and Battles
With Maps

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