Nurses Battlefield Photo
At least 618,000 Americans died in the Civil
War, exceeding the nation's loss in all its
other wars, from the Revolution through Vietnam.
The Union armies had from 2,500,000 to 2,750,000
men. The leading authority on casualties of the
war, Thomas L. Livermore, studied 48 of the
war's battles and concluded that of every 1,000
Federals in battle, 112 were wounded. Of every
1,000 Confederates, 150 were hit.
number of deaths in a single battle was Battle
of Gettysburg held July 1-3, 1863 in Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania. Confederate Commander: Robert E.
Union Commander: George G. Meade
Confederate Forces Engaged: 75,000
Union Forces Engaged: 82,289
Casualties: 51,112 (23,049 Union and 28,063
This Civil War
soldier dies in a California
Civil War Reenactment held each Labor Day
weekend (the first weekend in September).
greater among Confederate wounded, because of
inferior medical service. The great battles, in
terms of their toll in dead, wounded, and
missing is listed on this site:
Their losses, by the best estimates:
Battle deaths: 110,070
Disease, etc.: 250,152
The Confederate strength, known less accurately
because of missing records, was from 750,000 to
1,250,000. Its estimated losses:
Battle deaths: 94,000
Disease, etc.: 164,000