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American Civil War

noun
1.
the war in the U.S. between the North and the South, 1861–65.
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  • He came from that school of freebooters that was let loose by the American Civil War.

  • It is the optimism of a person who has seen the American Civil War.

    Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys
  • The American Civil War emphasized the necessity for measures of defence.

    George Brown

    John Lewis
  • He had probably heard also a story of the American Civil War.

    The Irish at the Front Michael MacDonagh
  • The record of our own American Civil War need scarcely be recalled.

    The Human Drift Jack London
  • Similar futilities we have seen ventilated over the American Civil War.

    Hugh Miller William Keith Leask

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