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U.S. History Topics » Wars » Civil War

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

is a database of over 6 million soldiers and sailors who served on both sides of the Civil War. Search by name, state, unit, or function. See descriptions of 384 significant battles. Find dozens of lesson plans, as well as information about regiments, cemeteries, prisoners, medals of honor, family history, and more. (National Park Service)

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Interesting Fact:

The Civil War touched every person and influenced every institution more profoundly than any other event in American history. Over half a million young Americans gave their lives fighting. Not only were civilians deeply scarred by the war, but no aspect of the society, economy, or political system was spared. To this day, no part of the American past attracts so much continuing interest as the War Between the States.
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