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The Homefront

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Much of Civil War history focuses on the generals and soldiers fighting battles in unfamiliar lands, but there were also millions of people back home in the North and South who had to adapt to a new way of living.

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Much of Civil War history focuses on the generals and soldiers fighting battles in unfamiliar lands, but there were also millions of people back home in the North and South who had to adapt to a new way of living. Learn more about the Homefront during the Civil War. 

In our newest In4, Gary Gallagher explains what life on the Homefront was like during the Civil War. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War Emeritus Director at the University of Virginia.

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