The Real Cost of the Civil War

 

Copyright � 2001 The Fathers' Manifesto

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September 3, 2001

 

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Per the US Department of Defense, there were a total of 498,333 deaths from the Civil War:

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140,415 battlefield deaths of Union forces

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74,524 battlefield deaths of Confederate forces

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224,097 other deaths of Union forces

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59,297 other deaths of Confederate forces

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Per the US Census Bureau, there were a total of 490,000 black slaves in the US at the start of the war.

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One White American died for each black slave who was freed.