Getting Started

The death and destruction that took place during the American Civil War (1861–1865) was staggering. An estimated 720,000 people died. Cities, farms, and homes were ruined. The devastation made people wonder: After four years of war, how could Northerners and Southerners ever live and work together again? And

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