Civil War Statistics


The numbers behind the war remain staggering even by modern standards - the conflict cost more American lives than any other.


Neither side of the American Civil War escaped struggle, loss and hardship. Beyond battlefield deaths, disease ran rampant in make-shift hospitals and prisons where scores would die from non-combat causes. Beyond the human price was the economical price which led to decades of recovery required, particularly for the battered industry of the South. With slavery abolished, the South would have to look to new ways to become financially viable once more - a mission left unfulfilled until the arrival of the 20th Century.
18.5mil
Total Union Population
9mil
Total Confederate Population
3.6mil
Slaves accounted for in the Confederacy
2.5mil
Population in the Border States
500,000
Slaves accounted for in the Border States
2.67mil
Union Enlistment Total
1.23mil
Confederate Enlistment Total
642,427
Total Union Casualties
1.23mil
Total Confederate Casualties
16.0%
Union Soldier Mortality Rate
20.0%
Confederate Soldier Mortality Rate
$2.3bil
Total dollars spent by the Union to fund the war effort
$1.0bil
Total dollars spent by the Confederacy to fund the war effort
1.1mil
Total Union labor force strength
111,000
Total Confederate labor force strength
20,000mi
Total Union railway coverage in miles
9,000mi
Total Confederate railway coverage in miles
30,000
Virginia state deaths
30,000
North Carolina state deaths
28,000
Alabama state deaths
17,000
South Carolina state deaths
8,500
Mississippi state deaths
6,500
Georgia state deaths
6,000
Arkansas state deaths
4,000
Louisiana state deaths
3,000
Tennessee state deaths
2,500
Texas state deaths
1,000
Florida state deaths
98.0%
Percent of war fought on Southern soil
51,116
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Gettysburg
36,463
Casualties recorded at Seven Days Battles
36,624
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Chickamauga
30,000
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Spotsylvania
29,609
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Chancellorsville
23,746
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Shiloh
23,515
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Stones River
22,726
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Antietam
22,180
Casualties recorded at the Battle of 2nd Manassas
19,233
Casualties recorded at the Battle of Vicksburg
  Civil War by Battle / Engagement  

Battle of Fort Sumter (1861)
1st Bull Run / 1st Manassas (1861)
Battle of Wilson's Creek (1861)
Battle of Belmont (1861)
Henry-Donelson Campaign (1862)
Battle of Hampton Roads (1862)
Battle of Pea Ridge (1862)
Shenandoah Valley (1862)
Mississippi River Campaign (1862-1863)
Peninsular Campaign (1862)
Shiloh (1862)
Seven Days Battles (1862)
Chattanooga Campaign (1862)
2nd Bull Run / 2nd Manassas (1862)
Battle of Chantilly / Ox Hill (1862)
Battle of Harpers Ferry (1862)
Antietam / Sharpsburg (1862)
Battle of Fredricksburg (1862)
Battle of Murfreesboro (1862-1863)
Battle of Chancellorsville (1863)
Battle of Gettysburg (1863)
Vicksburg (1863)
Battle of Chickamauga (1863)
Atlanta (1864)
Battle of Spotsylvania (1864)
Overland Campaign (1864)
Battle of Petersburg (1864-1865)
Shenandoah Valley (1864)
Battle of Franklin (1864)
Battle of Nashville (1864)
Appomattox Courthouse (1865)


  Civil War Events by State  

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona (Territory)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New Mexico (Territory)
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma (Territory)
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennesee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Washington, D.C.


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