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