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American civil war

the war in the U.S. between the North and the South, 1861–65.
Contemporary Examples

Many of us have tired of the blizzard of histories marking the sesquicentennial of the first years of the American Civil War.
Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed Marc Wortman August 31, 2014

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, honoring and mourning the soldiers who died in the American Civil War.
Ten Years In, Remembering Our Wars Roy Scranton May 27, 2012

Some 7,000 Confederates set sail for Brazil in the aftermath of the American Civil War, settling in a city called Americana.
The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, July 13, 2014 July 12, 2014

At his side, volunteering to help the wounded, is the poet laureate of the American Civil War himself, Walt Whitman.
This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 30, 2013 Thomas Flynn, Jimmy So September 29, 2013

Historical Examples

She also did much for the relief of wounded soldiers during the American Civil War.
The Liberty Girl Rena I. Halsey

He came from that school of freebooters that was let loose by the American Civil War.
Great Pirate Stories Various

The American Civil War, like every war, stimulated the elemental passions and nourished criminal tendencies.
Society Henry Kalloch Rowe

It is the optimism of a person who has seen the American Civil War.
Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys

This opened again the slavery question, and there was begun that agitation which finally resulted in the great American Civil War.
History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Volume 3 Joseph Smith

The American Civil War emphasized the necessity for measures of defence.
George Brown John Lewis


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