American Ceevil War

The American Ceevil War, widely kent in the Unitit States as simply the Ceevil War as well as ither sectional names, wis a ceevil war foucht frae 1861 tae 1865 tae determine the survival o the Union or unthirldom for the Confederacy.

American Ceevil War
Clockwise frae top: Battle o Gettysburg, Union Captain John Tidball's artillery, Confederate prisoners, airnclad USS Atlanta, ruins o Richmond, Virginie, Battle o Franklin
DateAprile 12, 1861 – Mey 9, 1865 (bi proclamation)[1]
(4 years, 3 weeks and 6 days)
(last shot fired Juin 22, 1865)
LocationSoothren Unitit States, Northeastren Unitit States, Wastren Unitit States, Atlantic Ocean

Union victory

 Unitit States  Confederate States
Commanders an leaders

Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
William T. Sherman
George B. McClellan
David Farragut

Jefferson Davis
Robert E. Lee
Joseph E. Johnston
Stonewall Jackson (DOW)
Raphael Semmes




Casualties an losses

112,000 killed in action/died o woonds[2][3] 25,000 died in Confederate prisons[2]

365,000 tot dead[4]

282,000 woondit[3]

75,000–94,000 killed in action/died o woonds[2] 26,000–31,000 died in Union prisons[3]

≈260,000 total dead

137,000+ woondit
Tot estimated 625,000–850,000 dead[5]


  1. "The Belligerent Rights of the Rebels at an End. All Nations Warned Against Harboring Their Privateers. If They Do Their Ships Will be Excluded from Our Ports. Restoration of Law in the State of Virginia. The Machinery of Government to be Put in Motion There". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 10, 1865. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fox, William F. Regimental losses in the American Civil War (1889)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Official DOD data
  4. Chambers 1999, p. 849.
  5. Recounting the dead, Associate Professor J. David Hacker, "estimates, based on Census data, indicate that the daith toll wis approximately 750,000, an may hae been as heich as 850,000"