The American Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865, known as the War Between the States. The United States of America was divided in half - the northern states called the Union and the southern states called the Confederacy. Eleven southern states seceded from the U.S. and formed the Confederate States of America. Hostilities began in April of 1861, when the Confederate Army stormed a Union military base at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. The Confederate leader Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in April of 1865. The Civil War was the deadliest conflict in American History, causing 620,000 soldier deaths and eventually ending slavery in the United States. Medieval Collectables offers replica swords, sabers, pistols, rifles, home decor, and apparel from the Civil War period. These Civil War collectibles include realistic replicas that are perfect for Civil War re-enactments, stage props, and collecting. Medieval Collectables will meet all your Civil War needs.