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Battles and Events

  • Atlanta Campaign: Topic Page
    Important series of battles in the American Civil War in Georgia (May-September 1864). MORE
  • Battle of Gettysburg: Topic Page
    Site of one of the decisive battles of the American Civil War: a Confederate defeat by Union forces 1-3 July 1863. MORE
  • Bull Run: Topic Page
    The first battle of Bull Run (or first battle of Manassas) was the first major engagement of the Civil War. MORE
  • Draft Riots: Topic Page
    The Union Conscription Act of Mar. 3, 1863, provided that all able-bodied males between the ages of 20 and 45 were liable to military service. MORE
  • Seven Days' Battle: Topic Page
    During the American Civil War, successful Confederate campaign June-July 1862 to drive back Union forces threatening Richmond, Virginia. MORE
  • Trent Affair: Topic Page
    Incident in the diplomatic relations between the United States and Great Britain, which occurred during the American Civil War. MORE
  • Wilderness Campaign: Topic Page
    In the American Civil War, a series of engagements (May–June, 1864) fought in the Wilderness region of Virginia. Early in May, 1864, the Northern commander in chief, Grant, led the Army of the Potomac (118,000 strong) across the Rapidan River into the Wilderness, a wild and tangled woodland c.10 mi (16 km) W of Fredericksburg. MORE

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  • Dred Scott Case: Topic Page
    Argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1856–57; It involved the then bitterly contested issue of the status of slavery in the federal territories. MORE
  • Dred Scott Decision: Topic Page
    US Supreme Court decision of 1857 which denied ‘blacks’ (African Americans) US citizenship and made slavery legal in all US territories. MORE
  • Fort Sumter: Topic Page
    Fortification, built 1829–60, on a shoal at the entrance to the harbor of Charleston, S.C., and named for Gen. Thomas Sumter; scene of the opening engagement of the Civil War MORE
  • Gettysburg Address: Topic Page
    Speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.; It is one of the most famous and most quoted of modern speeches. MORE
  • Reconstruction: Topic Page
    1865–77, in U.S. history, the period of readjustment following the Civil War. MORE
  • The Ku Klux Klan: Topic Page
    The first Ku Klux Klan was an organization that thrived in the South during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. MORE
  • Yankee: Topic Page
    Term used by Americans generally in reference to a native of New England and by non-Americans, especially the British, in reference to an American of any section. MORE
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