1861 Candles was established in 2011 with the goal of achieving two things. Making great quality scented candles and sharing facts about the history of our country, mainly the era of the greatest and bloodiest battles to ever been fought on American soil, The Civil War. Each candle is hand made and hand poured to perfection! No assembly lines here! Each candle has been named for certain battles, people and locations that have ties to the Civil War. Each candle also has a "quick fact" about the name associated with the candle to give a quick history lesson! Not only do these candles make great gifts for the candle lover in your household but also the Civil War buff in your family!