The State of Nevada is Battle Born. If you spend some time researching our history, you will find that Virginia City, NV was a major player in our country's Civil War. As Virginia City was the contributor of financial stability to the North. It is said, in small circles, that Virginia City won the war. The riches helped finance the U.S. government during the Civil War, as attested by a museum named after General Ulysses Grant. In fact, silver from Virginia City may have helped save the Union. It also helped build empires around the world. Among the finest examples is San Francisco, a city built with Comstock silver.