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The Best Fictional Civil War Characters

We’re ranking the best and most memorable Civil War characters in film and TV. As the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil, an estimated 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. What’s more, some historians predict roughly 40% of those deaths were never actually verified.

With some of history’s greatest characters taking center stage during the Civil War, modern entertainment has also given way to a cast of unique and interesting fictional characters. In Gangs of New York, Amsterdam Vallon (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is an unlikely hero who takes on Bill the Butcher, a ruthless gang leader in Manhattan. You also have memorable characters like First Lieutenant John Dunbar in Dances With Wolves, who is so tired of fighting he leaves the comfort of his home to rough it in the wild. These heroic soldiers and brave individuals have fought for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Which character is your favorite?

While you won’t see Captain America or Iron Man on this list (though Wolverine does make an appereance), you will find the best fictional Civil War characters of all time. Vote up the ones you would want fighting for your side.

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