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The Confederacy 1861-1865 (orange)

The Confederacy 1861-1865 (orange)

 

THE PRICE OF THE CIVIL WAR

UNION
                                                                                                                                            

Soldiers                         2,500,000-2,750,000                                           

Soldiers wounded who survived     275,175                                                                         

Soldiers who lost their lives              360,222                                                                       

Civilians who lost their lives                   None         

CONFEDERATE                                                              

Soldiers                              750,000-1,250,000                                         

Soldiers wounded who survived     102,703                                                    

Soldiers who lost their lives              258,000                                                                       

Civilians who lost their lives                50,000   

                                                                

The total cost of the war was $20 billion (approximately $250 billion in today’s money), or five times the total expenditure of the federal government from its creation in 1788 to 1865. (2)

(1) Map

(2)Fleming, Candace. The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary. (New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008)

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