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CONTENT SET TWO

CIVIL WAR-- STATISTICAL DATA FROM THE BATTLES

Number or Ratio

Description

750,000

Total number of deaths from the Civil War

504

Deaths per day during the Civil War

2.5

Approximate percentage of the American population that died during the Civil War

7,000,000

Number of Americans lost if 2.5% of the American population died in a war today

8,064

Number of American soldiers who died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (as of 3/13/13)

2,100,000

Number of Northerners mobilized to fight for the Union army

880,000

Number of Southerners mobilized to fight for the Confederacy

40+

Estimated percentage of Civil War dead who were never identified

66

Estimated percentage of dead African American Union soldiers who were never identified

2 out of 3

Number of Civil War deaths that occurred from disease rather than battle

68,162

Number of inquiries answered by the Missing Soldiers Office from 1865-1868

4,000,000

Number of enslaved persons in the United States in 1860

180,000

Number of African American soldiers that served in the Civil War

1 in 5

Average death rate for all Civil War soldiers

3:1

Ratio of Confederate deaths to Union deaths

9:1

Ratio of African American Civil War troops who died of disease to those that died on the battlefield, largely due to discriminatory medical care

100,000+

Number of Civil War Union corpses found in the South through a federal reinterment program from 1866-1869

303,356

Number of Union soldiers who were reinterred in 74 congressionally mandated national cemeteries by 1871

0

Number of Confederate soldiers buried in those national cemeteries

 

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