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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter, located in Charleston harbor, South Carolina, is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire, firing for 34 straight hours, on the fort. All discussions about this topic are contained in this forum.
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First Bull Run / Manassas

The First Battle of Bull Run, also commonly called the First Battle of Manassas by Confederates, was fought on July 21, 1861, in Virginia, near the City of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. All discussions about this topic are contained in this forum.
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Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. All discussions about this topic are contained in this forum.
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Antietam / Sharpsburg

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties. All discussions about this topic are contained in this forum.
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Gettysburg

Gettysburg! It's not just a National Park. It's a Civil War Battlefield. For some it's historic and storied past are almost an obsession! All related discussions are welcome here!
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Siege of Vicksburg

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The Eastern Theater

Discuss any and all battles, movements, and events occuring in the Eastern Theater here! This includes any actions in tha area east of the Appalachian Mountains in the vicinity of the river capitals of Richmond and Washington D.C.
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Atlanta Campaign

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South & Western Theaters

Check this forum for all South and Western Theater Questions. Included are the Western, Pacific, Trans-Mississippi, & Lower Seaboard and Gulf Approach Theaters.
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Trans Mississippi Theaters

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The Naval War

A new forum with topics honoring all the soldiers and sailors who served and fought in and around America's waterways.
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