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This is an undated photo of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
Members of the United States Sanitary Commission poses outside the tent during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 during the American Civil War. The women and men are not indentified.
Drummer boys of the Union Army in camp after the battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh Church), Tennessee River on April 7, 1862. John Clem, a drummer boy, wounded in the battle, was promoted to lieutenant.
The map shows the Antietam battleground near Sharpsburg, Maryland the lineup of Union and Confederate forces, and the movements of troops in the three battles, Sept. 17, 1862. In the bloodiest single day of the Civil War, an estimated 22,700 men died or were wounded. The battle was indecisive in a military sense. But it thwarted Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee?s plans to invade the North, sidetracked possible European intervention on the side of the South, and spurred President Lincoln?s Emancipation Proclamation.
Recruiting scene during the Civil War in the New York City Hall Park in 1864 depicted in this rendering by George Law. The signboards above the recruiting offices show the liberal bounties offered and the special bonuses given to veteran soldiers to induce them to re-enlist.
President Abraham Lincoln visits with Union Gen. George McClellan at his headquarters in this Oct. 4, 1862 photo. Lincoln removed McClellen from command after the Battle of Antietam for failing to pursue and destroy the Confederate Army under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee poses in his uniform during the American Civil War, 1861-65.
Posters like this helped the North obtain 200,000 soldiers from Indiana after the attack on Fort Sumter during the American Civil War.
This undated photo, taken sometime during the American Civil War, shows the 22nd New York Militia Union forces posing outside their campsite.
Col. Daniel Butterfield is shown in his uniform in this undated photo. Butterfield composed the bugle call "Taps" for his Union Army troops when he was general in the American Civil War.
This map by an unknown artist depicts on April 11, 1961 the little-known Johnson and Hines raids that took place in Indianapolis during the Civil War.
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant poses in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 1864. Grant led the Union Army to victory during the American Civil War, and accepted the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House in 1865. He was made full general in 1866, and served two terms as U.S. President from 1868 to 1877.
Wearing a uniform, a former slave serves as a mess corporal for army pay at Federal headquarters in Belle Plain, Va. This undated photo is taken during the American Civil War by famed Civil War photographer Mathew B. Brady.
As Union soldiers watch, a huge mine explodes beneath a Confederate battery at Elliottճ Salient during the long siege of Petersburg, Virginia as depicted in this rendering by an unknown artist on July 30, 1864.
This is an undated photo of Jefferson Davis prior to his inauguration on Feb. 18, 1861 as president of the newly formed Confederate States during the American Civil War.
Driving steadily ahead, Union forces advance against the Confederate defenders of Lookout Mountain, a short distance from Chattanooga, Tenn. during the furious three-day battle on Nov. 25, 1863. The battle ended with a Union victory. This engraving is from a drawing by combat artist Alonzo Chappel.
Anchor old print shows that women still had a place in Civil War battles shown Jan. 4, 1951. ҍichigan BridgetӠis carrying the flag.
This Treasury note shown in an undated photo, identified as the first Federal security sold to finance the Civil War, was presented to the Treasury by the Riggs National Bank of Washington, which received it from Franck Taylor of Pulaski, Va., grandson of the noteճ original purchaser. After cancellation (indicated by holes cut at left and right) the note was returned to the purchaser as a souvenir.
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, wearing top hat, is shown with Union Army Gen. George B. McClellan, facing Lincoln, and McClellan’s staff at Antietam, Maryland, 1862 during the American Civil War.
This is a sketch of the surrender at the Appomattox Court House of Gen. Robert E. Lee, left, on April 9, 1865, ending the American Civil War. Overseeing the surrender is Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. They are surrounded by staff members.
Federal troops position artillery on Stafford Heights, Va., to shell the town of Fredericksburg and the Confederate forces massed on the opposite bank of the Rappahannock River in the Battle of Fredericksburg during the American Civil War in Dec. 1862.
Serving as a soldier in uniform and getting regular army pay, a former slave, center with hands in pockets, stands with other Federal soldiers at the Army of the Potomac winter headquarters near Fredericksburg, Va. The log hut serves as a mess house for the regiment. This undated photograph was taken by Civil War photographer Mathew B. Brady.
Gen. William T. Sherman inspects battlements at Atlanta in 1864 prior to his March to the Sea during the American Civil War. After his capture of Atlanta, Sherman went on to capture Savannah and divide the Confederate States of America.
This is an undated photo of Gen. George Brinton McClellan. He was Union general during the American Civil War. In 1864 he oppposed Abraham Lincoln for the presidency, and in 1877 was elected governor of New Jersey.
A physician is about to amputate a soldier’s leg in a makeshift hospital camp site for the Union Army at Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, during the American Civil War.
Front line mail deliveries were during the Civil war, press correspondents of the disregarded deadlines out of necessity.
This is the field hospital headquarters at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, July 1863.

The War Between the States was the North, ‘Union’ against the South, the Confederacy and Confederate States of America. The Confederacy was 11 southern slavery states that declared secession from the US. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected president; he was against slavery and would not start a civil war.

April 1861 the Confederate military attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, it was run by Union military troops. The Union created a naval blockade that economically hurt the southern states and also controlled the Border States. In the Battle of Gettysburg that is where Robert E Lee’s Confederate attack ended.

In 1864 Union military Commander Ulysses S. Grant had successful battles against the Confederate army and Robert E Lee surrendered when the Confederates lost in April 1865.

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