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Which Came First?

Which of the following battles was fought first in the Civil War?


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Welcome to American History

Explore the development of the United States with this collection of articles about American history. Topics in this section include the American Revolution, the gold rush and the expansion of the West.


Do you know what dixie means, or what secession is? You can find out the meaning of terms associated with the Civil War and discover some of the issues leading up to the American Civil War.

  • Image Gallery: Civil War
    These Civil War pictures show Union and Confederate leaders and images of Civil War battles. Take a look at these pictures of the Civil War.
  • The American Civil War
    The Civil War was a four-year battle between northern and southern sections of the United States. The war affected American history in ways that are still with us today.
  • Why did brothers fight on opposite sides of the Civil War?
    The Civil War divided the country, and in the case of the Crittendens, it divided a family. Was the family a microcosm of the troubles raging across the states?
  • Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was a fortification built on a sandbar in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Harpers Ferry
    Harpers Ferry was a historic town that is at the junction of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.
  • Anderson Prison
    Anderson Prison was a Confederate military prison for captured Union Army soldiers.
  • Confederate States of America
    Confederate States of America was often called The Confederacy, the 11 Southern states that declared their secession from the Union during the Civil War.
  • Dixie
    Dixie is a word used to signify the South in the United States.
  • The Hampton Roads Conference
    The Hampton Roads Conference was a meeting between the North and South leaders in 1865 in an effort to end the war.
  • Mason and Dixon's Line
    The Mason Dixon Line is the historic dividing line between the northern and southern states.
  • Secession
    A Secession is the withdrawal of part of a country or state from the central government. In the case of the Civil War - several of the southern states seceded from the United States.
  • The South
    A region in the United States that includes the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
  • State Rights
    In the United States it is a political doctrine that upholds the power of states in relation to that of the national government.
  • Union Leagues
    Union Leagues are clubs that were formed in the North during the Civil War to support the Union cause.

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