Civil War Casualties by State

 

Throughout the history of the United States’ war engagements, the American Civil War saw the largest loss of American lives. The Civil War was a conflict fought between two factions of American citizens: the Confederacy in the South, and the Union in the North. The war spanned from 1861 to 1865, and the most deadly battle of the war was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where 51,000 died. 

Out of all of the states that sent men to fight in the Civil War, New York suffered the most fatalities, losing nearly 40,000 men. The states with the next highest losses in the Civil War are a toss-up between Ohio in the Union and Virginia and North Carolina in the Confederacy, each losing just over 30,000 men. Additionally, every state, with perhaps the exception of New York, lost far more men to disease than deaths caused directly during combat. 

Throughout the duration of the Civil War, it’s estimated that there were 1.5 million casualties. The term “casualty” refers to soldiers who were killed, wounded, became sick, or who were captured or went missing during the war. 

Learn more about civil war casualties by state by looking at the data in the charts.

Civil War Estimated Casualties by State

Alabama - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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27,000

#6 in the US

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5,114

#21 in the US

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700

#20 in the US

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1,208

#17 in the US

Arkansas - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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7,000

#17 in the US

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3,814

#28 in the US

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467

#28 in the US

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592

#34 in the US

California - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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500

#32 in the US

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17,022

#4 in the US

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2,611

#1 in the US

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5,575

#1 in the US

Colorado - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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500

#33 in the US

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2,697

#35 in the US

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305

#34 in the US

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623

#31 in the US

Delaware - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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1,000

#29 in the US

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579

#49 in the US

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45

#49 in the US

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122

#48 in the US

Florida - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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1,000

#30 in the US

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3,540

#30 in the US

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577

#23 in the US

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1,954

#8 in the US

Georgia - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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7,000

#18 in the US

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5,701

#18 in the US

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757

#17 in the US

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1,581

#10 in the US

Illinois - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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31,000

#2 in the US

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18,601

#3 in the US

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1,789

#5 in the US

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2,936

#6 in the US

Indiana - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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24,000

#8 in the US

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8,131

#10 in the US

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921

#9 in the US

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1,534

#11 in the US

Iowa - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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12,000

#12 in the US

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5,633

#19 in the US

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528

#25 in the US

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851

#26 in the US

Kansas - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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3,000

#23 in the US

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4,526

#23 in the US

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429

#29 in the US

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627

#30 in the US

Kentucky - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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9,000

#14 in the US

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6,802

#14 in the US

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886

#10 in the US

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1,056

#20 in the US

Louisiana - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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4,000

#20 in the US

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3,964

#26 in the US

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610

#22 in the US

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885

#25 in the US

Maine - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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8,000

#15 in the US

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2,156

#36 in the US

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242

#37 in the US

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341

#38 in the US

Maryland - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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2,000

#28 in the US

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4,375

#24 in the US

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531

#24 in the US

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1,014

#22 in the US

Michigan - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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13,000

#10 in the US

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12,885

#7 in the US

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1,492

#7 in the US

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2,657

#7 in the US

Minnesota - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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3,000

#24 in the US

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6,462

#16 in the US

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725

#19 in the US

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1,077

#19 in the US

Mississippi - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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8,000

#16 in the US

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3,555

#29 in the US

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423

#30 in the US

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636

#29 in the US

Missouri - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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13,000

#11 in the US

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8,003

#11 in the US

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944

#8 in the US

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1,418

#13 in the US

New Hampshire - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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4,000

#21 in the US

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1,203

#45 in the US

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137

#45 in the US

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226

#42 in the US

New Jersey - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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5,000

#19 in the US

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10,372

#8 in the US

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836

#14 in the US

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1,487

#12 in the US

New York - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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39,000

#1 in the US

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31,215

#1 in the US

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2,373

#3 in the US

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4,119

#2 in the US

North Carolina - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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31,000

#3 in the US

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7,109

#12 in the US

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805

#16 in the US

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1,613

#9 in the US

Ohio - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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31,000

#4 in the US

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16,828

#5 in the US

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1,823

#4 in the US

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3,094

#5 in the US

Pennsylvania - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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27,000

#7 in the US

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26,554

#2 in the US

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2,401

#2 in the US

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3,147

#4 in the US

Rhode Island - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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1,000

#31 in the US

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1,669

#38 in the US

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149

#42 in the US

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209

#44 in the US

South Carolina - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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18,000

#9 in the US

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3,423

#31 in the US

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483

#27 in the US

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895

#24 in the US

Tennessee - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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3,000

#25 in the US

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6,528

#15 in the US

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844

#13 in the US

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1,295

#16 in the US

Texas - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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3,000

#26 in the US

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15,764

#6 in the US

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1,779

#6 in the US

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3,415

#3 in the US

Vermont - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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4,000

#22 in the US

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874

#46 in the US

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94

#47 in the US

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100

#50 in the US

Virginia - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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31,000

#5 in the US

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6,007

#17 in the US

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882

#11 in the US

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1,305

#15 in the US

West Virginia - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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3,000

#27 in the US

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4,865

#22 in the US

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814

#15 in the US

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733

#27 in the US

Wisconsin - Civil War Estimated Casualties

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11,000

#13 in the US

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7,038

#13 in the US

KOREAN WAR CASUALTIEShelp

747

#18 in the US

VIETNAM WAR CASUALTIEShelp

1,161

#18 in the US