American Civil War
1861 -- 1865
— Union and Confederate —
The American Civil War was a military conflict between the United States of America (Union or Federals) and the Confederate States of America (Confederacy or Southern States). They fought over issues of states rights and the extension of slavery into the western territories. This war is sometimes referred to as "The War Between the States or The War of Rebellion", the world watched to see if this nation, conceived in liberty, would long endure. The "Emancipation Proclamation” issued by President Lincoln brought freedom to 4 million black slaves.
Erected by Spencerville Elementary School.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 40° 42.717′ N, 84° 21.217′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Street (Ohio Route 117) and West 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in Spencerville Area Veterans Memorial Park.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spencerville Athletic Booster Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); John Eutsler (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War (a few steps from this marker); Spencerville Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Spencerville Schools Veterans Memorial Bench (a few steps from this marker); War On Terror (a few steps from this marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on February 9, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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