The American Civil War was an internal conflict between the United States of America and the self-proclaimed "Confederate States of America". (TXF: "The Field Where I Died")


The war started in 1861 after eleven slavery-practicing states declared they had left the U.S. due to fears that their slaves would be freed in the future by newly-elected U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The U.S. refused to accept that they had left and when the Confederates attacked the U.S. Army in South Carolina, this sparked war. The Confederates fought against the U.S. and its army and navy for four bloody years before being beaten by the same and surrendering. The Confederacy was reabsorbed back into the U.S. and slavery was outlawed in 1865 as a result of the U.S. victory. However, a man who was angry about the Confederates losing and the slaves being freed murdered President Lincoln in 1865 in retaliation. (TXF: "The Field Where I Died")

The Peacock family built a farm in Home, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania during the Civil War. (TXF: "Home")


The conflict is referred to as the "Civil War" by most people, although in the late 20th century, those who were still sympathetic to the Confederates referred to it as the "War of Northern Aggression". (TXF: "Home")

In 1968, the Cigarette Smoking Man claimed that "Americans believe the South is still fighting the Civil War". He thought this would be useful if a racist white person could be found to assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr.. (TXF: "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man")


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