What was the American Civil War and How long did the American Civil War last?

The Civil War (also known as the War Between the States and the War of Southern Independence) was a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and eleven secessionist Southern states, organized as the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy).

It took place between the years 1861 and 1865, and was won by the Union.

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