The American Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865 and it was also called the "War Between the States". The United States was divided in half consisting of the northern states called the Union and the southern states called the confederate. Eleven southern states declared their secession from the U.S. and formed the Confederate States of America. Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when the Confederate Army attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. The Confederate commander Robert E Lee surrendered to Union commander Ulysses S Grant at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. The Civil War was the deadliest in American History that caused 620,000 soldier deaths and ended the slavery in the United States. Medieval Collectables is bringing to the you, replica swords, sabers, pistols, rifles and clothing from the Civil War. All these are authentic Civil War replicas that are great for Civil War re-enactments, stage props, plays and theater. Medieval Collectables is sure to meet all your Civil War needs.