What is now called "The Union" meant the part of the United States of America which did not secede in late 1860 and early 1861. While the mention of the a "union" conjures the idea of everyone working together, "The Union" utilized many forms of segregation.
States that were considered part of "The Union" were Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Missouri's elected government, supporting secession, left and were replaced by individuals appointed by President Lincoln.
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