From Fort Sumpter to Appomattox
North vs. South. Brother against brother. The War of Northern Aggression. The Civil War, over 150 years in our nation's past, still weighs upon American culture and politics to this day. This special edition of LIFE Explores brings readers a thorough overview of what remains the largest, longest, and bloodiest war set on American soil. This special edition covers every facet of the war, from the political and cultural divides that sparked the war, to life on the front lines for soldiers, slavery, and the war at home, to a country once again united and transformed. Whether you're a Civil War buff or just in search of a little more information, The Civil War: On the Front Lines will bring you a thorough overview of the war that has continued to affect America.