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civil war, English(Encyclopedia)civil war, English: see English civil war.
civil war(Encyclopedia)civil war, in Roman history: see Marius and Sulla; Pompey and Julius Caesar.
Civil War(Encyclopedia)Civil War, in U.S. history, conflict (1861–65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy. It is generally known in the So...
Sternberg, George Miller(Encyclopedia)Sternberg, George Miller stûrn´brg [key], 1838–1915, American bacteriologist and surgeon-general of the U.S. army, b. Hartwick, N.Y., M.D. Columbia, 1860. He was assistant surgeon in the U.S. ar...
Rainey, Joseph Hayne(Encyclopedia)Rainey, Joseph Hayne, 1832–87, first African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, b. Georgetown, S.C. The son of a free man, he fled to the West Indies during the Civil War. Return...
Cockrell, Francis Marion(Encyclopedia)Cockrell, Francis Marion kk´rl [key], 1834–1915, Confederate general and U.S. senator, b. Johnson co., Mo. Enlisting as a private with Confederate forces in the Civil War, he became a brigadier...
Neutrality Act(Encyclopedia)Neutrality Act, law passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Aug., 1935. It was designed to keep the United States out of a possible European war by banning shi...
Carr, Eugene Asa(Encyclopedia)Carr, Eugene Asa, 1830–1910, Union general in the U.S. Civil War, b. Concord, Erie co., N.Y., grad. West Point, 1850. In the Civil War he distinguished himself at Wilson's Creek (1861) and Pea Ridge...
martial law(Encyclopedia)martial law, temporary government and control by military authorities of a territory or state, when war or overwhelming public disturbance makes the civil authorities of the region unable to enforce i...
English civil war(Encyclopedia)English civil war, 1642–48, the conflict between King Charles I of England and a large body of his subjects, generally called the parliamentarians, that culminated in the defeat and execution of the...
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