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Title: The Ten Bloodliest Battles of the American Civil War
Post by: Mad_Russian on 8 November 2008, 16:43:03
The Ten Bloodliest Battles of the American Civil War

Based on total casualties (killed, wounded, missing, and captured)

        #1
        Battle of Gettysburg
        Date: July 1-3, 1863

        Location: Pennsylvania
        Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee
        Union Commander: George G. Meade
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 75,000
        Union Forces Engaged: 82,289
        Winner: Union
        Casualties: 51,112 (23,049 Union and 28,063 Confederate)

 
        #2
        Battle of Chickamauga

        Date: September 19-20, 1863

        Location: Georgia
        Confederate Commander: Braxton Bragg
        Union Commander: William Rosecrans
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 66,326
        Union Forces Engaged: 58,222
        Winner: Confederacy
        Casualties: 34,624 (16,170 Union and 18,454 Confederate)


        #3
        Battle of Chancellorsville

        Date: May 1-4, 1863

        Location: Virginia
        Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee
        Union Commander: Joseph Hooker
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 60,892
        Union Forces Engaged: 133,868
        Winner: Confederacy
        Casualties: 30,099 (17,278 Union and 12,821 Confederate)


        #4
        Battle of Spotsylvania

        Date: May 8-19, 1864

        Location: Virginia
        Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee
        Union Commander: Ulysses S. Grant
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 50,000
        Union Forces Engaged: 83,000
        Winner: Confederacy
        Casualties: 27,399 (18,399 Union and 9)000 Confederate)


        #5
        Battle of Antietam

        Date: September 17, 1862

        Location: Maryland
        Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee
        Union Commander: George B. McClellan
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 51,844
        Union Forces Engaged: 75,316
        Winner: Inconclusive (Strategic Union Victory)
        Casualties: 26,134 (12,410 Union and 13,724 Confederate)


        #6
        Battle of The Wilderness

        Date: May 5-7, 1864

        Location: Virginia
        Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee
        Union Commander: Ulysses S. Grant
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 61,025
        Union Forces Engaged: 101,895
        Winner: Inconclusive
        Casualties: 25,416 (17,666 Union and 7,750 Confederate)


        #7
        Battle of Second Manassas

        Date: August 29-30, 1862

        Location: Virginia
        Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee
        Union Commander: John Pope
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 48,527
        Union Forces Engaged: 75,696
        Winner: Confederacy
        Casualties: 25,251 (16,054 Union and 9,197 Confederate)


        #8
        Battle of Stone's River

        Date: December 31, 1862

        Location: Tennessee
        Confederate Commander: Braxton Bragg
        Union Commander: William S. Rosecrans
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 37,739
        Union Forces Engaged: 41,400
        Winner: Union
        Casualties: 24,645 (12,906 Union and 11,739 Confederate)


        #9
        Battle of Shiloh

        Date: April 6-7, 1862

        Location: Tennessee
        Confederate Commander: Albert Sidney Johnston/ P. G. T. Beauregard
        Union Commander: Ulysses S. Grant
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 40,335
        Union Forces Engaged: 62,682
        Winner: Union
        Casualties: 23,741 (13,047 Union and 10,694 Confederate)


        #10
        Battle of Fort Donelson

        Date: February 13-16, 1862

        Location: Tennessee
        Confederate Commander: John B. Floyd/Simon B. Buckner
        Union Commander: Ulysses S. Grant
        Confederate Forces Engaged: 21,000
        Union Forces Engaged: 27,000
        Winner: Union
        Casualties: 19,455 (2,832 Union and 16,623 Confederate)


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