One hundred fifty years ago the United States was faced with a great test. The secession of the southern states catapulted the relatively young country into a state of war which lasted four years. The War Between the States is still a part of lives across our country. The years 2011 through 2015 mark the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest war in our nation's history. Explore this piece of our past with The Civil War Remembered and Civil War Handbook. This set also includes the 150th anniversary camp mug and two bookmarks-one featuring a Union soldier and one featuring a Confederate Soldier.