American Civil War

1861-1865
Wounded soldiers under trees, Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg. After the battle of Spotsylvania, 1864 by Matthew Brady. Source: The United States National Archices and Records.Pinterest
Wounded soldiers under trees, Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg. After the battle of Spotsylvania, 1864 by Matthew Brady. Source: The United States National Archices and Records.

Between 1861 and 1865 our American neighbours waged a bloody civil war that left hundreds of thousands dead and forever shaped modern America. Slavery was ended due to this war. In British North America, Sir John A. and other Fathers of Confederation carefully watched the U.S. Civil War and the horrors south of the border helped convince leaders to unite in Confederation.