THE CIVIL WAR



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A house divide against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half-slave and half-free.
I do not expect the house to fall---but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

Abraham Lincoln, opening statement of Lincoln-Douglas debates, June 16, 1858


     Welcome to my Civil War Pages. On these pages I will attempt to outline the Civil War so one has a better understanding of the war. I will also provide links to other sites on the same subject.

 

  A sad note the week of June 27, 2005 the Civil War community lost a very well known figure in keeping the history alive in the person of Shelby Foote. He is best known for his 3 volume set of books on the Civil War and featured in Ken Burn's Film The Civil War. He will be missed. He was 81.



     My name is Jay Roland and I first got interested in the Civil War in 2001. I originally didn't find the Civil War very interesting. I was more interested in World War II. I became interested in the Civil War through my son who was 10. He was a WEBLOS Scout and we needed to do some camping. He mentioned he wanted to see a Civil War battlefield. We camped near Sharpsburg where the Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg took place. We toured the battlefield and as I looked over the battlefield it got me thinking about what the Civil War was about. I stood at the cornfield and it was quiet and I could almost hear the soldiers doing battle. I know that it was my imagination taking over but it brought me to start to read about the Civil War. And to help me understand it more I decided to do a web site about the Civil War. I hope you like what I have done. Please sign my guestbook by clicking the link below to tell me how you like the site or any comments to make it better.



      I have been doing a lot of reading in doing research for these pages. I would like to express that any reflexion I Have put in these pages is mine alone. I agree with the Union but in doing the reading I have come to respect the Southern view on things a bit more. I never will agree to the slavery issue but the other reasons the South fought I understand and somewhat agree with those issues. I would like to thank you for visiting my site




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Most of the clip art used on this page and the following pages were found at the following web sites:

Link to Confederate Clip Art page
and

Link to Civil War Clip Art Page

Picture of Union President Abraham Lincoln                                                                               Picture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis





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