10 Interesting Facts about American Civil War

Facts about American Civil War will tell you about a war in the United States fought between 1861 and 1865. On April 12, 1861 the civil war began and lasted around 4 years. The civil war was a fought between the Northern states (Union) and Southern states (Confederacy). Here are interesting facts about American civil war.

Facts about American Civil War 1: Causes of the civil war

The differences between Northern and Sourthern states are one of the reason that causes civil war. For example: the differences about trade, idea, slavery, states right, and tariffs.

Facts about American Civil War 2: Abraham Lincoln

In 1860, the election of Abraham Lincoln was the event that started the civil war. It was because he wanted to secede from Union and led the Southern states.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Facts about American Civil War 3: The end of civil war

On April 9, 1865 was the end of civil war when General Robert E Lee surrendered to the Army of Northern Virginia. The village of Appomattox Court House was the place where the civil war finished.

Facts about American Civil War 4: Bloodiest war

The civil war was the bloodiest war that killed many people. There were many sources that give different statements about the total number of deaths. Approximately, 600 people were killed during the war and around 618,000 people had died by the end of the war.

The dead soldiers

The dead soldiers

Facts about American Civil War 5: The winner of the civil war

The Northern and Southern states expected to be the winner because of many reasons. The Northern had more people (22 million) to fight than the Southern (7 million white people). That is why the Northern believed that they could win. However, the Southern also had confident because they had known the places of the fighting. Although, the Southern had a strong reason, but the winner was the Northern or Union states.

Facts about American Civil War 6: The soldier

There were many soldiers who joined up with the civil war and the ages were under 18 years old. Nevertheless, the age of the youngest soldier from Mississipi was 9 years old and the oldest soldier from Lowa was 80 years old. On the other hand, there were 250-400 women disguishe as a men to fight in the civil war.

Facts about American Civil War 7: The operation of the civil war

As we know that amputation was the most common operation during the civil war. The doctor’s nickname of the civil war was Sawbones and the nurse was Poet Walt Whitman. During the civil war, they could handle around 60,000 amputations. Besides, honey, calomel, and licorice were the medicine that used for syphilis and headaches.

Facts about American Civil War 8: The other names of civil war

“The Brothers War”, “The War for the Union”, “The War to Suppress Yankee Arrogance”, and “The War of the Rebellion” were the other names of the civil war.

American Civil War

American Civil War

Facts about American Civil War 9: After civil war

The number of divorces and orphans had increased after the civil war.

Facts about American Civil War 10: The dedication of the civil war

There were many dedications of the civil war, including museums, national cemeteries, and federal historic sites.

The African American Civil War Muesum

The African American Civil War Muesum

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