American Civil War (1861–1865)
Eleven southern states declared their secession from the United States
formed the Confederate state of Emerica - aka "the Confederacy".
fought for its independence from the United States.
The U.S. federal government was supported by twenty mostly-Northern free in which slavery already had been abolished, and by five slave states that became known as the border states
-referred to as the union
much larger base of population and industry than the…