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The Civil War

The Civil War was the deadliest and costliest war to happen on American soil. Over 600,000 soldiers from both sides were killed. The number of soldiers and civilians injured during the war exceeded mi

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Seven states in the south seceded from the Union when Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the federal government. South Carolina then ordered the surrender of Fort Sumter from federal control and when the federal government refused, Confederate forces fired on the fort, starting the Civil War.

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