Who Fought In The Civil War?


Who Fought In The Civil War of The USA?

The Civil War of America was one of the most significant historical events in its history.

The war was so powerful that it was about to destroy the unity of the world’s greatest nation.

Answer In Short: The Civil War was fought between the Union (Northern states of the US) and the Confederate States (Formed by the Southern States).

The Union was led by the 16th United States President Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate was led by Jefferson Davis.

This was the conflict, where the highest number of American militants and civilians lost their lives.

So, the question is who fought in the civil war of America?

Let’s make a discussion over it.

Who Fought In The Civil War

Who Fought The War?

This war was fought between the Northern states and the Southern states of the United States of America.

This was 4 years 3 weeks and 6 days long armed conflict, where Northern states achieved victory over the Southern states.

Therefore, this victory also saved the solidarity of the country.

This was the war where 620,000 (not accurate) American militants lost their lives.

The number is far higher than American troops’ death in any other war including World War I and World War II.

This civil war gave the nation a great leader, Abraham Lincoln.

Of course, we know that Lincoln is considered to be the greatest and most respected President of the country of all time.

Now, let’s see which those states are.


Which Are The Northern States And Southern States?

The Northern States

  • New York
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Indiana
  • New Jersey
  • Lowa
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

The Southern States

  • Virginia
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • Mississippi
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Florida

I hope, now you have got your answer.

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Who Were The Leaders of The Great Civil War?

The leaders of the Union

  • Abraham Lincoln (the President and the Commander-in-Chief)
  • Andrew Johnson (Commander-in-Chief)
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Simon Cameron (Secretary of war)
  • Edwin Stanton (Secretary of war)
  • Gideon Welles (Secretary of navy)
  • Henry Halleck
  • George McClellan
  • Winfield Scott

The leaders of the Confederate States

  • Jefferson Davis (the President and the Commander-in-Chief, Confederate states )
  • Alexander H. Stephens (Vice-President)
  • Robert Edward Lee
  • John Cabell Breckinridge (Secretary of war)
  • George Wythe Randolph (Secretary of war)
  • Leroy Pope Walker (Secretary of war)
  • Judah Phillip Benjamin (Secretary of war)
  • Stephen Mallory (Secretary of navy)


Military Strength And Casualties From Both Sides

The military strength from the Union’s side was 2,200,000 (including blacks and whites) and from the Confederate States’ side, it was around 750,000 to 1,000,000.

This is the main reason why this war became the most devastating war in the history of the United States of America.

From the Union’s side:

  • 110,000 militants died during face-to-face combat.
  • More than 230,000 military personnel died due to various diseases and accidents.
  • Around 30,000 died in the prisons of the Confederate states.
  • More than 282,000 got heavily wounded.
  • At the end of the war, the total number of deaths was 365,000 (+) and total casualties were around 830,000.


From the Confederate States’ side:

  • More than 94,000 militants died during face-to-face combat.
  • More than 30,000 died in the prisons of the Union.
  • 137,000 militants got heavily wounded.
  • At the end of the war, 290,000 died and all casualties were  864,000 (+).

In this conflict, 50,000 American civilians lost their lives, also the deaths’ number of black slaves was 80000 plus.

According to various sources, the entire United States lost more than 1 million people’s (including all) lives during the whole war.


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