How many soldiers died on both sides of the civil war?
About 642,000 total
The question is not correct. Approximately 29,000 soldiers died on both sides of the Mexican-American War. Approximately 640,000 soldiers died on both sides of the Civil War. The Civil War produced far more deaths because the fighting was entrenched with extremely large forces and very effective weapons. The Mexican War was fast moving and the Mexican forces often collapsed and surrendered or deserted rather than engage in a fight to complete destruction.
Soldiers were of course the primary victims of death during the US Civil War. Three ways the soldiers on both sides of the war died were from mortal wounds caused by gunfire and artillery fire. Another major cause was from disease. The third major ways soldiers died was from infections due to battle wounds or infections as the result of surgery to sever limbs and other operations surgeons attempted on wounded troops.
The US Civil War took a high toll of lives for both the Union and the Confederacy. Soldiers died from three major causes: A. Killed by gunfire; B. Died from disease; and C. Died from infections caused by their wounds and the very bad medical facilities and surgical operations that resulted in infections.
POW deaths in the US Civil War were high due to terrible sanitary practices and cruelty by camp officers on both sides. The worst camp was Andersonville, where thousands of Union prisoners died.It is estimated that the war caused 26,000 Confederate POW's to die and 30,000 Union soldiers died in Southern camps.
The total causalities for the three days of combat was about 51,000. Of that number approximately 3100 Union soldiers and 3900 Confederate soldiers were killed outright on the battle field. (Livermore, Numbers and Losses of the Civil War). The rest were wounded. Another 10,000 from both sides were captured. The breakdown per day is problematic given the confusion of the battle. The true count will never be known. As late as 2005 skeletal remains were…