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Why did the Civil War have more casualties?


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2008-08-26 21:19:23
2008-08-26 21:19:23

Think about it.... Americans were fighting on BOTH sides. Then this was about the period of history where the weapons were getting more accurate and the medical field was still in its infancy. Armies were larger in the American Civil War than in the Napoleonic War only 50 years earlier.

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The North had more casualties but the south had a greater percentage of the total population killed.

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Approximately 620,000 casualties.

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No. The American casualties in the Civil War totaled around 620,000, the casualties in WWII totaled around 150,000 (I'm not 100% sure about the WWII casualties.)


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