American Civil War
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Clockwise from top:
Battle of Gettysburg, Union Captain John Tidball's artillery, Confederate prisoners, ironclad USS Atlanta, ruins of Richmond, Virginia, Battle of Franklin
DateApril 12, 1861May 9, 1865[a][1]
(4 years, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Location
Result

Union victory:

Belligerents
 United States  Confederate States
Commanders and leaders
and others... and others...
Strength

2,200,000:[b]

698,000 (peak)[2][better source needed][3]

750,000–1,000,000:[b][4]