American Civil War

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Noun1.American Civil War - civil war in the United States between the North and the SouthAmerican Civil War - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
battle of Atlanta, Atlanta - a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864
Battle of Bull Run, Bull Run - either of two battles during the American Civil War (1861 and 1862); Confederate forces defeated the Federal army in both battles
Chancellorsville - a major battle in the American Civil War (1863); the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces under Joseph Hooker
battle of Chattanooga, Chattanooga - in the American Civil War (1863) the Union armies of Hooker, Thomas, and Sherman under the command of Ulysses S. Grant won a decisive victory over the Confederate Army under Braxton Bragg
battle of Chickamauga, Chickamauga - a Confederate victory in the American Civil War (1863); Confederate forces under Braxton Bragg defeated Union forces
Battle of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg - an important battle in the American Civil War (1862); the Union Army under A. E. Burnside was defeated by the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee
Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg - a battle of the American Civil War (1863); the defeat of Robert E. Lee's invading Confederate Army was a major victory for the Union
Hampton Roads - a naval battle of the American Civil War (1862); the indecisive battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac
Kennesaw Mountain - battle of the American Civil War (1864); Union forces under William Tecumseh Sherman were repulsed by Confederate troops under Joseph Eggleston Johnston
Petersburg Campaign, Petersburg - the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
battle of Pittsburgh Landing, battle of Shiloh, Shiloh - the second great battle of the American Civil War (1862); the battle ended with the withdrawal of Confederate troops but it was not a Union victory
siege of Vicksburg, Vicksburg - a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
Wilderness Campaign - American Civil War; a series of indecisive battles in Grant's campaign (1864) against Lee in which both armies suffered terrible losses
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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15 (1866) The new covered bridge, which replaced the original covered bridge over the Pearl River at Jackson that was destroyed during the War for Southern Independence, collapsed when the pilings near the eastern edge were washed away.
The focus right now is on Texas and the ban on legally carried, visible handguns that the Yankee carpetbagger government instituted following the First War for Southern Independence, so let's stay in that sandbox.
The titles they suggest range in content from Lincoln's actions in the War for Southern Independence to FDR's complicity in bringing the USA into WWII.
Such attitudes led to secession as many southerners recognized that their slave society needed the protection of a "modern slaveholding republic" so that the South could "break the historical cycle of glory, decadence, and collapse." (712) The slaveholders' War for Southern Independence failed and their tragic quest for a modern, stable social order predicated on slavery and southern nationalism ended in ruin.
Stromberg published an article with the title, "The War for Southern Independence: A Radical Libertarian Perspective"; Stromberg's interpretation was praised and expanded in 1996 with the appearance of a volume by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, a second libertarian: Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men.(1) Both Stromberg and Hummel are trained historians, born in the late 1940s, and they set forth a distinctive interpretation of the United States Civil War that differs from traditional pro-Union or pro-Confederate accounts.