Friday, May 20, 2005


US War Dead CLICK GRAPH TO ENLARGE

3 comments:

EG said...

Hey Dr. C -

Not sur if the Civil War referred to in the graph is the U.S. If it is, the number looks like only the Union side. The confederates side count is between 750,000 and 1.25 million.

Dr. C said...

I took the numbers from the link I gave. Its pretty thorough. Take a look. Here's a summary:
American Civil War (1861-65)
DoD (USA only)
Battle deaths: 140,414
Other deaths: 224,097
TOTAL: 364,511
McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom (1988)
United States: 360,000
Confederacy: 260,000
TOTAL: 620,000
Civilians: 50,000
Britannica
United States: 359,528
Confederacy: 258,000
TOTAL: 617,528
Encyclopedia Americana (2003)
United States: 360,222
k. in battle: 67,058
d. of wounds: 43,012
[Total battle deaths: 110,070]
Confederacy: 258,000
k. in battle: 94,000
[TOTAL: 618,222]
[Battle deaths: 204,070]
Regimental Losses In the American Civil War - William F. Fox, 1889 [http://www.civilwarhome.com/foxs.htm] , also, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion - Frederick H. Dyer, 1908 [http://www.civil-war.net/searchstates.asp?searchstates=Total]
Killed and Mortally Wounded: 110,070
Died of Disease: 199,720
In Confederate prisons: 24,866
Drowning: 4,944
Accidents: 4,114
Total Deaths, all causes: 359,528
Traeger, The People's Chronology, "1865"
United States: 360,222
k. in battle: 110,000
Confederacy: 258,000
k. in battle: 94,000
TOTAL: 618,222
k. in battle: 204,000
S&S, Eckhardt: 650,000
Urlanis
K. in Battle: 134,000
Military. Killed and died: 538,000
Dumas:
USA
KIA: 67,038
Died of wounds: 43,000
Disease: 224,586
Accident, murder, suicide, etc.: 24,872
TOTAL: 359,496

EG said...

My Bad!

The number I saw was the Confederate troop count, not deaths.