Imagine The Impact: Not including disease, starvation, and/or accident, over 660,000 soldiers were hurt or killed during battle. That's nearly 2% of the population in 1865.Today, the number would be 6,462,000 people.
Ever wondered what states had the most the Civil War battles that resulted in a death or how many soldiers (both Union and Confederate) were killed in action? We crunched the numbers and present to you some data visualizations!
Henry G. Brehm, Color Sergeant of the 149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, who, in the first day's fight at Gettysburg, was detached with his colors and guards to deceive the enemy and draw away from the regiment a destructive enfilading battery fire. He was never recalled; and his heroic efforts to save his colors against hopeless odds, after the brigade was flanked out of its position, and his escape practically cut off, stands unparalleled in the history of that great battle.
Hi everyone again, Robert Morrow was kind enough to share more of his great relative, Hugh Murphy. He fought for the 21st Massachusetts Volunteers. The following is a depiction of what Hugh went through at the Battle of Chantilly: On September 1st 1862 he was with his regiment at the Battle of Chantilly, the most devastating battle of the war for the 21st . The 21st were ordered to advance into the woods and rendezvous with the 51st New York, so, under Colonel Clark, the 21st advanced into the woods just as a storm broke out and...