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, Lincoln's War Against the States, War of Rebellion, The War for State's Rights as well as many others. The war was fought over constitutional principle, sectional differences, and economics. It was a defining moment in United States history and it remains a fascinating subject.
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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,
--Rev. Dr. Randolph McKim (inscription on Confederate soldiers monument, Arlington National Cemetery)