Civil War aka The
War of the Rebellion, lasted from 1861 until 1865 and led to over
618,000 casualties. While a vast number of people believe the war was
about slavery, it was actually much more complex. Social and economical
differences between the North and the South played a large roll as did
state rights versus federal rights. The Abolisionist
began to rise and with the election of Abraham Lincoln, and his views
on slavery, the countries fate was sealed.
The American Civil War began April 12, 1861 when Confederates under
General Pierre Beureguard opened fire at 4:30 a.m. on Ft. Sumter,
Charleston, South Carolina with fifty cannons.