Wars of the 19th Century
By Robert McNamara, About.com Guide
The American Civil War
The Civil War in the United States began in 1861, but it had roots in sectional struggles and especially in the conflict over slavery that brewed in the nation for decades. When the way began, no one expected it to last for more than four years and cost many thousands of lives.
- New York Draft Riots
- Civil War Sesquicentennial
- The Gettysburg Address
- Martyrdom of Col. Ellsworth
- Balloons and Civil War Aeronauts
Clashes of Civilizations in the 19th Century
Conflicts broke out in remote places throughout the 1800s, ranging from the Hindu Kush to the Great Plains of North America.