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Clockwise from top: Battle of Gettysburg, Union Captain John Tidball's artillery, Confederate prisoners, ironclad Template:USS, ruins of Richmond, Virginia, Battle of Franklin
Date April 12, 1861May 9, 1865 (by proclamation)Last shot fired June 22, 1865)
Location Southern United States, Northeastern United States, Western United States, Atlantic Ocean
Result Union victory
Template:Country data United States Template:Country data Confederate States of America
Commanders and leaders
Abraham Lincoln

Ulysses S. Grant
William T. Sherman
David Farragut
George B. McClellan
Henry Halleck
George Meade Template:Center

Jefferson DavisTemplate:Surrendered

Robert E. LeeTemplate:Surrendered
J.E. JohnstonTemplate:Surrendered
P. G. T. BeauregardTemplate:Surrendered
A.S. Johnston 
Braxton BraggTemplate:Surrendered Template:Center


698,000 (peak)

360,000 (peak)

Casualties and losses
110,000+ killed in action/died of wounds
230,000+ accident/disease deaths

365,000+ total dead[1] 282,000+ wounded 181,193 captured Total: 828,000+ casualties

94,000+ killed in action/died of wounds

26,000–31,000 died in Union prisons

290,000+ total dead
137,000+ wounded
436,658 captured Total: 864,000+ casualties

50,000 free civilians dead

The American Civil War was a conflict that occurred from April 12, 1861 until May 9, 1865 in the United States between the Confederate States of America and the American Union over a controversy of state rights. The war first started when Fort Sumter was attacked in South Carolina by the Confederates.

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