Civil War Facts: Did you know?

In terms of causalities, the War of the Rebellion was the most costly war, in lives, in American history.

The Union Army, with 2.893 million troops, suffered over 359,000 deaths. The Confederacy, with 1.4 million troops, suffered over 258,000 deaths.

The total of Union and Confederate deaths was over 617,528. This is more than today’s total population of Cleveland, Akron and Steubenville.

Diseases such as typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and dysentery took many lives, and the infection from 30,000 amputations took nearly 8,000 lives.

The bloodiest single day in the Rebellion was the battle at Antietam, near Sharpsburg,  Maryland on September 17, 1862 where over 6,800 Americans died in one day and, with over 23,000 casualties. More died at Antietam, in a single battle,  than in the War of 1812,  the Mexican War
and the Spanish American War combined.

Is it any wonder that Lincoln suffered from depression?

Compiled by JCHA Board Member