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Why did civil war have more casualties than other wars?


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2010-11-13 13:31:21
2010-11-13 13:31:21

The two sides had the opportunity and the motivation to keep fighting for four years.

The new rifle-barrelled artillery enabled long-range gunnery.

Military medicine was almost non-existent - if you were wounded, you probably died.

The casualties seemed especially high, because America was a young country with a small population.

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