President Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860, which set off events leading to the American Civil War. This is the deadliest war fought on American soil to date, leaving much of the south in ruin afterward. The Civil War pitted North versus South, Blue versus Grey, and sometimes, even brother against brother.
For nearly five years, the war went on until, on April 9, 1865, in the south, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia. This bloody chapter in American History left countless scars on our country’s landscape and a multitude of captivating sights for modern-day history buffs. While there are many, we’ve chosen to show you our top 10 most interesting.