The American Civil War Pictures depict an important part of the US history. Led by President Jefferson Davis, eleven southern states formed the Confederate States of America after declaring the right to secession. They were opposed by The United States of America (The “Union”) led by President Abraham Lincoln. The Union consisted of free states and some states along the border.
Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party opposed the expansion of slavery into the United States. This act increased the desire of southern states for secession. Republican Party rejected the right of secession resulting in military conflict that initiated on April 12, 1861 after forces of Confederate States attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, the base of the United States military installation.
The collection of American Civil War Pictures in the gallery below briefly documents the part of the civil war suitable for this website. Few pictures of dead soldiers here and there. The images are black and white, many are torn or cracked, but that only adds to the feel of old they emit. Please note – I am not an American myself and know nothing about American Civil War. I just took some brief sum up of events I could find on the internet and made it as brief as I could. If any information is incorrect, please set the record straight and don’t blame me for not knowing. It’s not my history, but I’d like to get educated on it. Please share what you know 🙂
American Civil War Picture Gallery is below: