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The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 and remains one of the most significant and transformative events in United States history. The conflict was characterized by major battles, such as the battles of Bull Run (Manassas), Antietam, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg, with both sides experiencing significant casualties. The aftermath of the Civil War resulted in over 600,000 deaths and left the nation deeply divided. The Civil War brought about significant changes, including the abolition of slavery through the 13th Amendment, and laid the groundwork for the United States to become a more unified nation.

Do you know where your ancestors lived during the Civil War? Is there a family story that he or she served? Which side of the war were they involved with? Take the next step and consult the Civil War veteran records.

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