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"We wish only to be left in peace" --Jefferson Davis
1861-1865 is one of the most controversial periods in American history. Even today people can not agree as to what the war should be called. Many terms have been used: US Civil War, War of Northern Agression, War Between the States, War for Southern Independence as well as many others.
February 4, 1861 First session of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America is held.
February 9, 1861 the Confederate States of America was formed with Jefferson Davis as President.
April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina was fired upon by Confederates and thus began four long years of war that would leave the south devastated in every way.
May 6, 1861 Confederate States of America recognize a state of war with the United States.
May 20, 1861 North Carolina secedes bringing the total number of states in the Confederate States of America to eleven states with a total population around nine million. Kentucky issued a proclamation of neutrality.
June 11, 1861 Pro-Union Virginia delegates meet at Wheeling to organize a pro-Union government that eventually will become the state of West Virginia.
The Civl War in Louisiana
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity; but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it; these men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."
--Rev. Dr. Randolph McKim (inscription on Confederate soldiers monument, Arlington National Cemetery)
The Civil War was one of the most important events to take place in America. It divided the country and in some cases families. It is the intention of this site to explore all aspects of the Civil War, it's battles, and the men and women involved in them. If you have information that pertains to the War between the States, please submit it to me. I will accept any information you have so long as it isn't copyrighted.
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