Civil War Links Page - Updated 01/2003


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...Of the Union states that participated during the three-day battle, New York's 23,000 soldiers were second only to Pennsylvania in the number of troops deployed. With nearly 6,700 killed, wounded or missing, New York suffered more casualties and has more soldiers buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery than any other state.

...The CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA was formed in February 1861. The Confederate States of America was a republic composed of eleven Southern states that seceded from the Union in order to preserve slavery, states' rights, and political liberty for whites. Its conservative government, with Mississippian Jefferson Davis as president, sought a peaceful separation, but the United States refused to acquiesce in the secession. The war that ensued started at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, and lasted four years. It cost the South nearly 500,000 men killed or wounded out of a population of 9 million (including 3 million slaves) and $5 billion in treasure.
...more Americans died during the Civil War than any other war.
American Deaths in All Wars
The following numbers reflect deaths (excluding wounded and missing): Source: U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Civil War (1861-1865) 623,026
World War II (1941-1945) 407,316
World War I (1917-1918) 116,708
Vietnam War (1964-1973) 58,169
Korean War (1950-1953) 36,914
Mexican War (1846-1848) 13,283
Revolutionary War (1775-1783) 4,435
Spanish-American War (1898) 2,446
War of 1812 (1812-1815) 2,260
Persian Gulf War (1991) 269

...Trivia about the movie Gettysburg:





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