25 American Civil War Facts That Will Change Your View On History

Did you know that nearly the same amount of lives were lost during the Civil War as during all of America’s other wars combined? In terms of cost, lives lost, and political implications, the American Civil War was one of the most defining moments in American history. These are 25 little known facts about the American Civil War.

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620,000 American soldiers died during the Civil War

cannonSource: civilwar.org, Image: pixabay
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That is only slightly less than in all the other American conflicts combined (roughly 640,00 including both World Wars)

Military cemeterySource: civilwar.org, Image: wikipedia
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The Union army outnumbered the Confederate army nearly 2 to 1 because the North was more populous (22 million people) than the South (9 million people)

Civil War battleSource: civilwar.org, Image: wikipedia
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The Civil War was not just a North American conflict as other countries got involved

world mapSource: civilwar.org, Image: wikipedia
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Battles were even fought as far as the coast of France

Civil War naval battleSource: civilwar.org, Image: wikipedia


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