The U.S. Senate played a crucial role in the Civil War. Although the history of the war is often told from the perspective of President Abraham Lincoln and his military commanders, the Senate faced war-related issues before Lincoln took office, and continued to influence national events throughout the war and the era of Reconstruction. To learn about the Senate in relation to the Civil War follow the links below or visit the Civil War Sesquicentennial homepage.
Powers & Procedures
Civil War Era Senators & Staff