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Were the most deaths caused by diseases during the American Civil War?


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Yes, most of the deaths in the civil war were caused by diseases. Of the 620,000 deaths in the American Civil War, only about 205,000 deaths were the result of battlefield wounds. Most of the rest were from diseases. Dysentery alone killed more than 90,000 soldiers.

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