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The Civil War 1850–1865

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Expansion and Slavery: 1846–1855

Bleeding Kansas: 1854–1856

The Buchanan Years: 1857–1858

The Election of 1860 and Secession: 1859–1861

The Union Side: 1861–1863

The Confederate Side: 1861–1863

Major Battles: 1861–1863

The Final Year: 1864–1865

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