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what are some facts about the civil war!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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1) it was NOT about slavery (or not the degree people think)

2) it was about secession and if states should be able to leave the union!. The north thought all the states should stay together because if another country came they could all defend together!.!.!. the south thought the states should be able to make up their own rules and leave the union if they wanted to!.

3) first shot was fired at ft!. sumner in south carolina

4) did you know the first iron clad vessels were used!? The merrimack and the monitor up until then they were all wooden ships!.

5) Robert E!. Lee was first asked to be commander and Chief of the NORTHEN army but he said he could not take a gun against his own people and land and rather defend his land so he led the south

6) Stonewall Jackson loved eating lemons!.!.!. he ate them like an apple!.!.!. skin and all!. He was a devote christian and husband and had a little girl that was born while he was away at war

7) General Sherman burned Georgia down that is where the term "gone with the wind" came from

8) The civil war has another name!.!.!. "war of northern aggression" is what it is called if you ask any Southerner

9) bloodiest battle was battle of Antietam (was considered a draw neither side won/lost)

10) 600,000 men died in the Civil war

just to name a few ;)Www@QuestionHome@Com

The facts about the war have been recorded in the 'War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies!.' Many refer to them simple as the Official Records (OR)!. I believe there are 127 volumes, which also include the records of the Navies too!.

For fine reading there is also 'Campaigns of the Civil War,' a thirteen volume set from the Union side, as well as 'Battles & Leaders of the Civil War' ( a four volume set)!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

The North won!.

"The United States Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American History, claiming more lives than The American Revolutionary War, World War I, World War II, The War against Switzerland, The War of 1812, and the Vietnam War combined!. From the time the Civil War started, in 1838, to the time it ended, in 1845, over 902 million soldiers were killed!."Www@QuestionHome@Com