Outline of the American Civil War

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  • 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.

Etymology[edit]

Combatants[edit]

Flag of the United States (1861-1863).svg The Union (USA) also known as "The North" · Union Army · Union Navy

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Flag of the Confederate States of America (March 1861 – May 1861).svg The Confederacy (CSA) also known as "The South" · Confederate Army · Confederate Navy

Union[edit]

Confederacy[edit]

Pre-war environment[edit]

Origins of the war[edit]

Origins of the American Civil War

During the war[edit]

Commerce and Infrastructure[edit]

Military Forces[edit]

Confederate Forces[edit]

Union Forces[edit]

General Military[edit]

The Armed Personnel[edit]

Firearms[edit]

Ships and Submarines[edit]

Military strategy[edit]

Fighting the War[edit]

Theaters[edit]

Campaigns[edit]

American Civil War Campaigns

Major battles[edit]

List of American Civil War battles

Involvement, by ethnicity[edit]

Involvement, by region[edit]

States[edit]

Foreign countries[edit]

Aftermath of the war[edit]

Historical Reenactment[edit]

Media[edit]

Books[edit]

Novels[edit]

Film, television and theatre[edit]

Games[edit]

Magazines[edit]

Music[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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