Civil War Facts – Facts You Should Know About the Civil War

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Facts About the Civil War

The Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is the bloodiest battle of the Civil War that left 52,000 men killed, wounded or missing in action.

During the Civil War, approximately 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers died from combat, starvation, accident and disease.

The primary motto of the north was to maintain the United States as a single, undivided country.

The primary reason for the south seceding from the union was to protect the right to own slaves.

Civil War led to the introduction of Income Tax for the first time in the US.

Diarrhea was the most common and deadly disease during the Civil War.

Most Civil War soldiers marched about 15 to 20 miles a day.

The first war to be immediately reported in the press was the Civil War.

The Civil war was the first time the national draft was used in the American history.

The death toll in the Civil War was higher in number than the American military deaths of WWI and WWII combined. The War also destroyed much of South’s infrastructure.