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The civil war battle was one of the defining moments in the history of America. The American civil war battle was fought from 1861 to 1865 between the North and the South. The North, also referred to as Union, led by the president Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party were the 23 Northern states of the United States that were not part of the seceding Confederacy. Led by the President Jefferson Davis, the South included the 11 Southern states that declared their secession and formed Confederate States of America (CSA).

There had been four decades of differences and disputes between the North and the South, before the civil war battle. On the eve of Abraham Lincoln's coming to power, slavery was the major issue between the North and the South; the North wanted to abolish slavery, but the South wanted and needed slavery. The leaders from South Carolina had long been waiting for an episode that might bring together the South in opposition to the anti-slavery forces. When Abraham Lincoln got elected as the president of America in 1860, he was not even on the voting list in nine states in the South.

South Carolina thru a special convention announced that “the Union now existing between South Carolina and other states under the name of the “United States of America” is hereby faded away.” By February 1, 1861, six more Southern nations had splintered. On the February 7 1861, the seven states took over a provisionary foundation for the Confederate States of America and set up their capital at Montgomery, Alabama. On March 4, 1861, less than a month later, Abraham Lincoln was kicked off as President of the United States; on that day, he expressed that he had no intent to encroach upon southern states, but would use force to maintain ownership of federal property.

The South, especially South Carolina, brushed off Lincoln's appeal, and as a result on April 12 1861, the South fired upon the Federal troops that were stationed at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The firing continued until the troops surrendered. This momentous occurrence is what many feel was the beginning of the American civil war battle.

The American civil war battle fought from 1861 to 1865 included the civil war battle of Fort Sumter, the civil war battle of Rich Mountain, the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas), the civil war battle of the Monitor and Merrimac, the civil war battle of Shiloh, the civil war battle of New Orleans, the civil war battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), the civil war battle of Harper's Ferry, the civil war battle of Antietam, the civil war battle of Fredericksburg, the Second Battle of Bull Run, the civil war battle of Chancellorsville, the Siege of Vicksburg, the civil war battle of Gettysburg, the civil war battle of Chickamauga, the civil war battle of Chattanooga, the civil war battle in the Wilderness, the civil war battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, the civil war battle of Cold Harbor, The Siege of Petersburg, the civil war battle of Atlanta, General Sherman's March to the Sea and The Richmond Campaign.

The outcome of this blood-spattered the American civil war battle was the defeat of the seceding Confederate States of America (CSA). There were massive causalities in the civil war battle; about 110,100 were killed in action, the total number deaths were 359,500 and the total number of wounded were 275,200. The civil war battle claimed more American lives than any other battle in the past, with around 560,000 total killed which at the time was a staggering 1.78% of populace and more than 970,000 casualties which again is a distributing 3.09% of the population.