Sunday, April 14, 2013

Just A Thought

How many soldiers died in the Civil War as compared to other American wars?

Roughly 1,264,000 American soldiers have died in the nation's wars--620,000 in the Civil War and 644,000 in all other conflicts. It was only as recently as the Vietnam War that the amount of American deaths in foreign wars eclipsed the number who died in the Civil War.

What were the bloodiest battles of the Civil War?

Gettysburg--51,000 casualties

Chickamauga--34,624 casualties

Spotsylvania--30,000 casualties

The Wilderness--29,800 casualties

Chancellorsville--24,000 casualties

Shiloh--23,746 casualties

Stones River--23,515 casualties

Antietam--22,717 casualties

Second Manassas--22,180 casualties

Vicksburg--19,233 casualties

The Battle of Palmito Ranch, also known as the Battle of Palmito Hill and the Battle of Palmetto Ranch, was fought on May 12–13, 1865, shortly after the end of the American Civil War. It was the last major clash of arms of the war. Many historians, as well as the Official Record of the Civil War,[1] consider the Battle of Palmito Ranch to be a post-Civil War encounter, with the Battle of Columbus in April being the recognized last battle of the Civil War.The battle was fought on the banks of the Rio Grande about 12 miles (19 km) east of Brownsville, Texas