The American Civil War gave birth to the modern United States and wasn’t without its controversies. With that in mind, we’ve put together 16 facts about the American Civil War you really need to know about. Here goes…
The Union Army numbered in excess of 2,100,000 soldiers, making it nearly double the size of the Confederate Army.
It’s widely accepted to be the deadliest war in U.S. history.
30% of all white males aged 18-40 from the South died during the war.
It was fought between the North and the South from 1861-65.
This was largely due to the South’s objection to the outlawing of slavery by the government which was based in the North.
1861-1865 American civil war envelope with postmark and postage stamp
Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate States.