The Civil War 150 is an immersive online experience, featuring infographics, historian picks and topical information, that highlights the 150 people, places, events and technology that defined America's greatest conflict. The interactive commemorates the Civil War's 150th Anniversary, and utilizes six thematic infographics to create an even more engaging "who knew?" experience:
Five Deadliest Battles – Nearly a quarter of a million men were killed or wounded during the five bloodiest clashes of the Civil War. Find out what happened at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Court House and the Wilderness.
Who They Were – Some wore blue and some wore gray, but the 3 million soldiers who fought in the Civil War had more in common than you might expect.
West Point Warriors – Almost 900 West Point alums served in the Civil War—in fact, they faced off against each other in 55 of the war's 60 major battles.
Paying for the War – Costing $146 billion in today's money, the Civil War saw rampant inflation—9000% in the South by the end of the war—and the first U.S. income tax.
Weapons of War – The Napoleon field gun, the minie ball, the Spencer repeating rifle, the telegraph and the railroad all helped to turn the tide of battle and changed the face of warfare forever.
How They Died – One in four soldiers—620,000 people—died as a result of the Civil War. That's 2 percent of the population—6.14 million people in today's terms.
Civil War 150
Civil War 150
Civil War 150Interactive
Place the State
Place the StateInteractive
Ultimate History Quiz
Ultimate History QuizInteractive
Black History Timeline
Black History TimelineInteractive
State the Plate Game
State the Plate GameInteractive
America and the Civil War
America and the Civil WarVideo Clip (4:04)
Video Clip (4:04)
Discover how the bloodiest war in American history transformed the face of the nation.
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
America DividedVideo Clip (3:54)
Video Clip (3:54)
America is at the brink of a Civil War as cotton spreads west and threatens to expand slavery into new territories.
The Rebels of South Carolina
The Rebels of South CarolinaVideo Clip (2:10)
Video Clip (2:10)
Did the American Revolution start in Charleston, South Carolina?
The Path to Civil War
The Path to Civil WarVideo Clip (2:25)
Video Clip (2:25)
The election of Abraham Lincoln was a tipping point on the path to Civil War. In the wake of Southern secession, would the new president defend the U.S. forts in rebel territory?
Darius Rucker's South Carolina
Darius Rucker's South CarolinaVideo Clip (1:15)
Video Clip (1:15)
In this American History video, brought to you by the History Channel, Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish talks about his home state of South Carolina and how much he loves the country cooking, specifically okra soup.
Great Weather in South Carolina
Great Weather in South CarolinaVideo Clip (1:26)
Video Clip (1:26)
In this American History video, brought to you by the History Channel, Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish talks about his home state of South Carolina and how much he loves the weather and being able to golf in February.
General Sherman's Legacy
General Sherman's LegacyVideo Clip (2:20)
Video Clip (2:20)
Union General William T. Sherman was reviled throughout the South as a monster, but his real legacy contradicted his myth.
Vampire Beast Encounters
Vampire Beast EncountersVideo Clip (0:34)
Video Clip (0:34)
Vampire beasts have been reported in the Carolinas for terrorizing local individuals and killing livestock.
Photo Galleries (3)
South Carolina(10 Photos)
History.com's state gallery for South Carolina. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Civil War: Fort Sumter
Civil War: Fort Sumter(9 Photos)
Explore Fort Sumter, South Carolina, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
North Carolina(8 Photos)
History.com's state gallery for North Carolina. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
Speeches & Audio (1)
African-Americans Vote in South Carolina
African-Americans Vote in South CarolinaAudio Clip (1:28)
Audio Clip (1:28)
A report from Charleston, South Carolina, describes heavy voter turnout at the state's primary election on August 10, 1948. For the first time since the Reconstruction era, African-Americans were permitted to vote in a Democratic primary, after a federal judge ruled their exclusion unconstitutional.
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