The American Civil War was a conflict that occurred between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America in the 19th century on Earth in North America. In the conflict, the Confederate States attempted to secede from the United States, but were eventually defeated by Union forces. It was described as "the four bloodiest years of United States history." (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

History Edit

Monitor and Virginia

The Battle of Hampton Roads

Although coming at a time before mankind could learn to resolve disputes without bloodshed, the outcome of the civil war, nevertheless, brought about an end to slavery and oppression. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

After Jonathan Archer restored a damaged timeline, a scene from the American Civil War could be seen in the time stream as the timeline realigned itself. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")

Captain James T. Kirk and his landing party saw images from the Civil War via the Guardian of Forever in 2267. (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")

Union encampment

A Union Army encampment

General Ulysses S. Grant served as the commanding officer of the Union Armies during the Civil War, a position granted to him by Abraham Lincoln, who served as the commander in chief. While generally described as a gentle man, Lincoln gave orders that sent a hundred thousand men to their death at the hands of their brothers. (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

Colonel Thaddius Riker, distant ancestor of William T. Riker, also fought in the conflict in the Union Army. Colonel Riker commanded the 102nd New York Infantry during Sherman's March on Atlanta on Atlanta. During the campaign, Colonel Riker was wounded at the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia. (VOY: "Death Wish")

In "Family", Wesley Crusher views a holographic recording that his deceased father made for him when he was a ten week old infant. In an unaired line from the script, Jack Crusher recounts with pride to Wesley that one of their ancestors fought at Bull Run - on the side of the Confederate States.

During the war, the Union Army utilized observation balloons that were tethered at around six hundred feet high. (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

During the Q Civil War, Q chose to represent the war by using an illusion of the American Civil War, so that Captain Janeway could comprehend the Continuum. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

Major engagements Edit

Battle of Fort Hindman

The Battle of Fort Hindman

While the battle itself was never actually mentioned, when Janeway speaks of "the fields at Gettysburg" in "Memorial", this is clearly intended as a reference to the engagement that took place there in July 1863.

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Apocrypha Edit

In the Rihannsu novel The Romulan Way, Georgia native Leonard McCoy, using his Right of Statement, refers to the "War Between the States", an alternate name for the conflict sometimes used, especially in the states of the former Confederacy.

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