Memorial for Britons who fought in American Civil Wartags: Telegraph (UK), Civil War, United Kingdom
The 300,000 Britons who fought in the American Civil War are to be remembered on both sides of the Atlantic.
Two war memorials - one in Liverpool and the other in the US state of Virginia, where much of the fighting took place - are being proposed by a British group of historians.
Although Britain was officially neutral in the conflict, thousands of men born in Britain but living in America at the time fought for both President Lincoln's anti-slavery Federals and the pro-slavery southern Confederates.
Basil Larkins of the American Civil War British Memorial Association is trying to raise £10,000 for the monuments....
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