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Facts of the American Civil War

United Sates of America (The Union)
 
  Confederate States of America (The Confederacy)
2,200,000
 
number of soldiers 1,064,000
110.000
 
killed in action 93,000
360,000
 
total fatalities 260,000
275,200
 
number wounded 137,000+

 

CONNECTICUT CIVIL WAR FACTS

  • A total of 39,395 men served in Connecticut Civil War Regiments.

  • Five infantry regiments from from Connecticut too part at Gettysburg: the 5th, 14th, 17th, 20th, and 27th.

  • The state of Connecticut sent 28 regiments, 3 battalions of infantry, 2 regiments of heavy artillery, 3 light batteries, 1 cavalry regiment, and 1 cavalry squadron to help put down the rebellion.

  • There are a total of 22 bodies in the Connecticut plot in the Solder's Cemetery at Gettysburg; three of them are those of Confederate soldiers. Two more Connecticut soldiers are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg.

 

FIVE COSTLIEST BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR

 

 

Casualties (killed, wounded, missing, or captured)

Battle Dates Union Confederacy Total
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) July 1-3, 1863 23,049 28,063 51,112
Chickamauga (Georgia) Sept. 19-20, 1863 16,170 18,454 34,624
Chancellorsville (Virginia) May 1-4, 1863 17,278 12,821 30,099
Spotsylvania (Virginia) May 8-19, 1864 18,399 9,000 27,399
Antietam (Maryland) Sept. 17, 1862 12,410 13,724 26,134

 

  • Abraham Buford (Kentucky) was the heaviest Confederate general weighing approximately 320 lbs.

  • 1864- Arlington National Cemetery was established after the federal government confiscated Mrs. Robert E. Lee's (Mary Custis) ancestral mansion, where her and her husband lived before the war.

  • Mary (Custis) Lee was a great granddaughter of Martha Washington

  • Conquered banners were peacefully returned to the South in 1905.  President Grover Cleveland originally granted their return in 1887, but recanted due to discontent among Northerners.

  • Clara Barton, a nurse who later founded the American Red Cross in 1881, performed many services for Union soldiers.

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