Asked in US Civil War
How many people died in the US Civil War?
October 22, 2017 10:23AM
The American Civil War was one of the deadliest wars in American History. As many as 620,000 individuals lost their lives during the Civil War, more than in any other war before or since.
Confederate deaths were about 260,000 of which 93,000 were killed in combat, while Union deaths were 360,000 of which 110,000 deaths were in combat. Disease was the major cause of death in the civil war. Out of 620,000 deaths, over 400,000 were from diseases.
In total deaths the American Civil War was the deadliest war in American history (although in combat related deaths, World War II remains the deadliest conflict with 292,000 combat deaths).
Union Casualties : 110,000 killed in action
360,000 total dead
Confederate Casualties :93,000 killed in action
260,000 total dead
All said, some 635,200 Union soldiers were killed or wounded, and 397,000 Confederates were killed or wounded.