For many people in the North, it comes to that: (a) the "North" won; (b) slavery ended.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FtMFxPwxb9i1QHr5R6-GCwtDqzfSc_PI/view?usp=sharing
The war was fought.
By the South for independence to practice slavery as it pleased.
By the North until 1863 to suppress a rebellion.
after 1863 to end slavery as a war measure.
The seems to be few contextual complexities to this. What am I missing?
Getting to the subject of "lies": Those two things above are true, and they are enough for many people. There's been some myth making as a result of the war, and in fact, every war generates its myths. But for many (probably most) Northern people, (a) and (b) above are all they feel they need to know. Many Northerners don't feel the need to go beyond that. Whereas I think for many Southerners, a mere few words (unlike "the "North" won and slavery ended) are not enough to understand what happened and why in the South during the war.