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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Casualties at Gettysburg

THE CASUALTIES AT GETTYSBURG
Excerpted from Militaryhistoryonline.com
 
Many different estimates exist on the number of casualties inflicted during the battle of Gettysburg, but one common estimate is as follows:
Casualties**
 KilledWoundedMissingTotal% of Total
Union3,15514,5305,36523,04027%
Confederate2,600-4,50012,8005,25020,650-25,000*30%-34%
* Total Confederate casualties have been estimated to be as great as 28,000. It is usually agreed that total Confederate casualties numbered at least 1/3 of Lee's army.

** Casualties generally included anyone who deserted, was captured, missing, wounded, or killed. In essence
, if a soldier was not present during muster, he could likely be counted as a casualty.

The following casualties are based on official losses (Union) and official and estimated losses (Confederate) for the 3-day battle:
Union Casualties by Corps
I Corps   II Corps III Corps V Corps VI Corps
6,060 4,370 4,210 2,190 240
XI Corps XII Corps Cavalry Corps Artillery Corps
3,800 1,080 850 240

Confederate Casualties by Corps
I Corps II Corps III CorpsCavalry Division  
7,575 5,935 6,935
240
 

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