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|The American Civil War, in the United States often referred to as simply the Civil War and sometimes called the "War Between the States", was a civil war fought over the secession of the Confederate States. Archaeologists made a massive discovery of civil war artifacts at a location in Fredericksburg, VA, while researching a site for a new courtcouse. The charred remnants of the building prove that it was burned to the ground, and the crew believes it burned just after the soldiers left, as the structure does not appear in a photo taken the following spring. The crew had searched for property records prior to digging, but prior to 1886, no records of a building existing on that site were found.