Who was the opposition of the Confederates in the US Civil War?
The Confederacy did not want to conquer the North. It's rebellion against the US, however, was at first somewhat successful, as the South's opposition, the Union had a president that would do almost anything to prevent a split in the USA.
The opposites of the Confederates (rebels) were the Yankees. (not the baseball team)
The opposing sides were the
Confederacy (Confederate States of America - the South)
Union (United States of America - the North)
What caused Cherokee Indians to join forces with the Confederacy for a time during the US Civil War?
The US Civil War (also called the American Civil War), as was the Vietnam War a century later; were NOT declared wars. The US Civil War was most often called the "War of the Rebellion" by the officers and men that fought it. The Confederacy was part of the United States of America; and the United States of America did NOT declare war on itself. Note: Another reason the Confederates were called "Rebs" or Rebels…