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The Bloodiest Civil War Battles

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The Civil War battles that had the most casualties!

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Gettysburg Report Abuse
51,000 casualties. The greatest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Fighting in all parts of Gettysburg involving mulitple attempts at outmaneuvering and breaking lines. Massive casualties on both sides, though the Union was ultimately victorious. Led to the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history.
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Battle of Perryville Report Abuse
38,000 soldiers involved (22,000 Confederates + 16,000 Union Soldiers), 7677 casualties. Extremely high for the size of armies.
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Chickamauga Report Abuse
34,624 casualties. The final battle of the Chickamauga Campaign. Maj. General Willam Rosencrans of the Union forces moved his forces in order to close a non-existant gap in his lines, creating an actual gap for Confederate General Braxton Bragg to exploit, resulting in massive casualties on both sides.
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Cold Harbor Report Abuse
15,500 casualties.
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Wilderness Report Abuse
29,800 casualties. A tactically inconclusive battle between Generall Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee. Mostly a battle of attrition, leading to heavy casualties.
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Antietam Report Abuse
23,100 casualties.
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Spotsylvania Court House Report Abuse
30,000 casualties. General Grant's second major battle in the Overland Campaign. Inconclusive, like the previous Battle of the Wilderness.
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Shiloh Report Abuse
23,746 casualties.
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Stones River Report Abuse
23,515 casualties.
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Chancellorsville Report Abuse
24,000 casualties. The battle where General Robert E. Lee's brilliant division of his forces led to victory over the numerically superior Union forces. Also where Lt. General Stonewall Jackson was fatally wounded.
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Second Manassas Report Abuse
22,180 casualties.
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Fredericksburg Report Abuse
17,929 casualties.
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Vicksburg Report Abuse
19,233 casualties.
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Seven Pines Report Abuse
13,736 casualties.
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Port Hudson Report Abuse
12,208 casualties.
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Fort Donelson Report Abuse
17,398 casualties.
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Gaines Mill Report Abuse
15,500 casualties.
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Harpers Ferry Report Abuse
12,922 casualties
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Chatanooga Report Abuse
12,485 casualties.
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Atlanta Report Abuse
12,140 casualties
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Petersburg Report Abuse
11,386 casualties.
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