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Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Numbers Illustrated: Military Deaths by State

From: civilwar.org


This chart and the one below are based on research done by Provost Marshal General James Fry in 1866.  His estimates for Southern states were based on Confederate muster rolls--many of which were destroyed before he began his study--and many historians have disputed the results.  The estimates for Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, and Arkansas have been updated to reflect more recent scholarship.

Given the relatively complete preservation of Northern records, Fry's examination of Union deaths is far more accurate than his work in the South. Note the mortal threat that soldiers faced from disease.


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