The Great Events of the American Civil War, Day-by-Day
"If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher." - Abraham Lincoln
The American Civil War, spanning from 1861 to 1865, marked the bloodiest conflict in American history. The new war was a complex one, wrapped around the issues of slavery, economy, and state's rights. One-by-one, southern states would secede from the Union, prompting the North to finally declare war.