Outline of the American Civil War


Outline of the American Civil War

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the American Civil War:

American Civil Warcivil war in the United States of America that lasted from 1861 to 1865. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy." Led by Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy fought against the United States (the Union), which was supported by all the free states (where slavery had been abolished) and by five slave states that became known as the border states.

Contents

Etymology

Combatants

US flag 34 stars.svg The Union (USA) aka "The North" · Union Army · Union Navy

vs.

CSA FLAG 4.3.1861-21.5.1861.svg The Confederacy (CSA) aka "The South" · Confederate States Army · Confederate States Navy

Union

Confederacy

Pre-war environment

Origins of the war

During the war

People

Commerce and infrastructure

Military Forces

Weapons used during the war

Firearms
Battleships and submarines

Military strategy

Fighting

Theaters

Campaigns

Major battles

Involvement, by region

States

Foreign countries

Aftermath of the war

Historical Reenactment

Media

Books

Novels

Film, television and theatre

Games

Magazines

Music

See also

References

External links


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