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The American Civil War, fueled by the debate over slavery and states' rights, pitted North against South in the costliest conflict fought on U.S. soil.
- Slavery in America
- Confederate States of America
- Abraham Lincoln
- Women in the Civil War
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Two-thirds of all Civil War deaths were a result of disease, not battlefield injury. Most died of diarrhea, typhoid fever and dysentery, but the cause of four soldier deaths was officially listed as "nostalgia," or homesickness.
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