The Confederates and The Union
For the most part there were no major battles fought in Kansas during the US Civil War.
Most were fighting for the south.
The battle of Antietam
all the northern state
The Union soldiers thought that they were fighting for slaves to be free.
They were fighting for Southern Independence and the Rights of the States..
It was during the Civil War because the north and south fought against each other. That is what the Civil War is. The Revolutionary War is America fighting against the British to gain their own freedom.