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The American Civil War

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The America Civil War coloring pages
        (1861 to 1865)

  • Abraham Lincoln was president of the Union Forces
  • Union cavalry soldier
  • Union infantry soldier
  • The Confederate Army
  • The Ironclads - The Monitor vs. The Merrimac
  • President Lincoln assassinated
  • Civil War Generals - Ulysses S. Grant / Robert E. Lee
  • General Lee Surrenders
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    The Civil War story coloring pages
            (A story in pictures)

  • Southerners did not trust Abharam Lincolin
  • The Union Army (North) wore Blue uniforms
  • The Confederate Army (South) wore Grey
  • The North stopped Southern shipping
  • The blockade of Southern ports
  • Map of the Confederate States
  • Jefferson Davis president of the Southern States
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • Slaves were not free in the South
  • The battle of Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863
  • Rain after the battle
  • Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863
  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
  • Lincoln chooses General Grant to lead Union forces
  • Union General Sherman burns Atlanta
  • Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia continued fighting
  • Southern forces retreated from Richmond in the spring of 1865
  • Robert E. Lee surrendered his army on April 9, 1865
  • Abraham Lincoln planned for Reconstruction of the South
  • The assassination Abraham Lincoln on April 15th, 1865

    The American Civil War (1861-1865), also known as the War Between the States as well as several other names, was a civil war in the United States of America. 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, they fought against the United States (the Union), which was supported by all the free states and generally by the five border slave states.

    Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a US military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state, leading to declarations of secession by four more Southern slave states. Both sides raised armies as the Union assumed control of the border states early in the war and established a naval blockade. In September 1862, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South a war goal, and dissuaded the British from intervening.

    Confederate commander Robert E. Lee won battles in the east, but in 1863 his northward advance was turned back with heavy casualties after the Battle of Gettysburg. To the west, the Union gained control of the Mississippi River after their capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, thereby splitting the Confederacy in two. The Union was able to capitalize on its long-term advantages in men and material by 1864 when Ulysses S. Grant fought battles of attrition against Lee, while Union general William Tecumseh Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia, and marched to the sea. Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.

    The American Civil War was one of the earliest true industrial wars in human history. Railroads, steamships, mass-produced weapons, and various other military devices were employed extensively. The practices of total war, developed by Sherman in Georgia, and of trench warfare around Petersburg foreshadowed World War I in Europe. It remains the deadliest war in American history, resulting in the deaths of 620,000 soldiers and an undetermined number of civilian casualties. Ten percent of all Northern males 20-45 years of age died, as did 30 percent of all Southern white males aged 18-40.

            *** Historic information courtesy of Wikipedia ***



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