Historical Facts

  • At least 618,000 Americans died in the Civil War
  • Over 3,000 horses were killed at Gettysburg
  • The deadliest battles:
    Gettysburg (3 day) – 51,116 casualties
    Seven Days Battle- 36,463 casualties
    Antietam (1 day)- 22,726 casualties
  • The last man to die in combat was in a battle at Palmito Ranch in Texas which
    occurred over a month after the surrender ceremonyCivil War Soldiers
  • The first battle to take place was at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. South Carolina was also the first state to separate.
  • General Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men while returning to his camp in the dark.
  • Mary Lincoln, the first lady, was close to being sent to an insane asylum during the war because she was mentally unstable

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