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American Civil War Trivia Fun Facts

One of the biggest tragedies in US history is the American Civil War, when a nation turned upon itself.

Even today, its lessons are still remembered in the USA. Read more about the American Civil War in our fun facts.

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President Grant is on the front of the $50 bill. The bill came into circulation in 1914. Grant was the president for two terms from 1869 to 1877.

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In the war, 11 states left the Union to form the Confederacy. One hope of the Confederate leaders was that foreign powers would recognize their cause and come to their aid. Said countries opted to remain "neutral," although there were supplies given.

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Five veterans of the war eventually became the highest leader of the land: President Grant, President Hayes, President Garfield, President Harrison, and President McKinley. All served on the side of the Union.

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During her nursing stint in the Civil War, Barton aided the Union soldiers. Though she was self-taught at nursing care (as there were no formal courses at the time), her efforts did much to help the soldiers.

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Ashanti is about modern-day slavery, not the Civil War. Many Hollywood movies feature different aspects of the war: forbidden love with slaves, struggles of the north, struggles of the South, dealings with American Indians who also fought in the war, the battles themselves, or escapes made by slaves to gain freedom.

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They were called "copperheads" in reference to the poisonous snakes that could suddenly strike. Many of these politicians had family roots or business interests in the South.

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This bloody battle was fought in Pennsylvania. It is estimated that more than 50,000 soldiers died in the battle. After losing, the Confederate General took his army back towards Virginia.

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Lincoln was watching Our American Cousin. Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, got word that the president would be there. As an actor himself, he was well-known at the theater, so it was easy for him to move about and set the plan in motion.

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The term "Yankees" was used by the British before to insult the colonial American soldiers through the song "Yankee Doodle." But during the Civil War, it was the term Southerners used for the Union's fighters.

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Kansas joined the Union in 1861 and remained there, even if it was a neighbor to a slave state. At the start of the war, when word got out that President Lincoln might be harmed, a Kansas senator organized a group (The Frontier Guard) to protect their president. Four years later, when the war ended, Lincoln made the US Secret Service.