How many Confederate soldiers were killed in the Civil War?
The death and casualty statistics from the US Civil War have had many estimates. Some historians now claim the total deaths in the US Civil War reached 750,000. The usual number is around 620,000. With that said, most estimates on the deaths of Confederate soldiers range in the area of 250,000 or more. One obstacle in this measurement was that so many Confederate war records had been destroyed. It is worthwhile to note that diseases caused the majority of deaths.
Many of the records were lost, but it is estimated that between 750,000 and 1,250,000 Confederate soldiers served during the American Civil War. Approximately 258,000 Confederate soldiers died from battle wounds or disease during the war. Therefore, between 21% and 34% of the troops that served were killed or died of disease.
The first battle of Bull Run - July 1861 - 460 Union/387 Confederate soldiers were killed, 1124 Union/1582 Confederate were wounded. The second battle of Bull Run - August 1862 - Union casualtieswere approximately 10,000 Union soldiers were killed or wounded out of 62,000, and 1300 killed - 7,000 wounded out of 50,000 Confederate soldiers.
Casualty estimates for the Confederacy have been hampered by poor record keeping and the destruction of war related documents when Richmond was set on fire. Historians have come up with varying estimates based on many sources. Much of the time, the word of "approximately" is a common term used on this subject. One reliable source on Confederate casualties are that of the 800,000 Confederate men in uniform, 258,000 were killed and most of those were…