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Brief Overview Of The US Civil War

A Nation Divided

Using this Research Guide

The American Civil War started at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, and ended on April 9, 1865. 

This guide provides links and resources relating to US Civil War organized by topic. This guide serves as a research tool to help you conduct your research. Please click on the tabs across the top of this page to guide you through this United States Crisis . Watch the videos, use the interactive sites, read the articles, and see what books are available on this topic.

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Abraham Lincoln's Message to Congress

Click on the following quote to read Lincoln's Annual Message to Congress--Concluding Remarks.

"Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history."

Books/Resources at Ellsworth Middle School Library