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Top 10 Bloodiest Battles of the Civil WAR
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Of all the wars the United States has been involved in, the Civil War is the one that most people seem to be the most interested in. There are many reasons that people find this war interesting which can include the fact that it was fought on American soil between Americans, the issues that brought about the Civil War, and many other reasons. Every year people visit the many different battlefields and for school children that live near these battlefields, it means a school field trip in which to actually see where not only history took place but was made. There have also been many movies made and books written, both fiction and non-fiction about the Civil War.


Top 10 bloodiest battles of the Civil War

Here are the top ten bloodiest battles of the Civil War, when they took place, and casualties.

1- Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—July 1-3, 1863. The Union was the winner of the battle but it cost them twenty three thousand soldiers. It cost the Confederates twenty eight thousand soldiers.

2- Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia—September 19-20, 1863. The Confederates won this battle but it cost them eighteen thousand four hundred fifty four soldiers. It cost the Union sixteen thousand one hundred and seventy soldiers.

3- Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia—May 2-21, 1864. It is not known whether the Union or the Confederate won this battle but it cost the Union eighteen thousand soldiers. It cost the Confederate twelve thousand soldiers.

4- Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia—May 5-7, 1864. The Confederates won this battle but how many each side lost is not known. All that is known is that there were twenty five thousand four hundred sixteen soldiers lost.

5- Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia—May 1-4, 1863. The Confederates won this battle but it cost them ten thousand soldiers. It cost the Union fourteen thousand soldiers.
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6- Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee—May 1-4, 1862. While the Union lost more soldiers it was a tactical victory for the North. It cost the Union thirteen thousand and forty seven soldiers. It cost the Confederate ten thousand six hundred and ninety-nine soldiers.

7- Battle of Stone’s River, Tennessee—December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863. The Union one this battle with a lost of thirteen thousand two hundred forty nine soldiers. It cost the Confederates ten thousand two hundred sixty-six soldiers.

Battle of Antietam, Maryland—September 16-18, 1862. The result as to who won the battle is inconclusive but it did give the North a strategic advantage. It is also not know what it cost each side in casualties but there were a total of twenty three thousand one hundred soldiers lost.

9- Second Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Virginia—August 28-30. It was a victory for the Confederacy which cost them eight thousand three hundred and fifty soldiers. It cost the Union thirteen thousand eight hundred and thirty soldiers.

10- Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee—February 13-16, 1862. It was a victory for the Union which cost them two thousand three hundred and thirty-one soldiers. It cost the Confederate fifteen thousand sixty-seven soldiers.

In these ten bloodiest battles of the Civil War alone, it cost the Confederate army one hundred thirteen thousand one hundred soldiers and it cost the Union one hundred twelve thousand eight hundred and seventy-six soldiers. There were also forty eight thousand five hundred sixteen soldiers that died but was not known just how many were Confederate and just how many were Union soldiers. This was a lot of men and boys to lose in just ten battles and there were many, many other battles also fought during the four years of the Civil War.
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