The 5 Deadliest Battles of
The Civil War
By Brett and David
Believe it or not, about 35,000 soldiers from both sides died from having very bad diarrhea. These 5 wars that I'm going to review were the deadliest battles of the civil war. These 5 battles include Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, The Wilderness, and the Spotsylvania Court House Battle. Let's start off with the Chancellorsville battle.
The Battle of Chancellorsville lasted from April 30th 1863 to May 6th 1863. The Confederates deployed about 57,000 soldiers and the Union deployed about 97,000. There was about 30,000 casualties in the war. Stonewall Jackson, The General Lieutenant for the Confederates, was shot and killed by his own men accidentally. He was killed May 10th 1863. At the end the Confederates ended up winning. This war took place in Spotsylvania Virginia. The picture below is an illustration of the war
The Wilderness battle obviously took place in the wilderness. This battle lasted from the morning of May 5th to May 7th of 1864. Over 60,000 soldiers died in this battle. The Confederates deployed about 61,000 soldiers and The Union deployed about 101,000 soldiers. Eleven Generals, 7 of them were Confederates and the other 4 were Union. These generals were either killed, mortally wounded or went missing. The results of the war were inconclusive. Over two hundred soldiers burned to death or suffocated from the smoke in the fire that was started. The picture below is an illustration of the battle.
The Chickamauga battle was the bloodiest of them all. It took place in Georgia. About 34,600 people died. The Confederates engaged about 60,000 soldiers and The Union deployed about 65,000 soldiers. This battle lasted from September 18th through September 20, 1863. Over 43,500 bullets were fired in the fist six hours of battle. The Confederates ended up winning. Chickamauga translates to " river of death. " The picture below is an illustration of the war.
The War of Gettysburg lasted for three days. During a plan called "Picket's Charge' the Confederates lost over 6,500 men in under an hour. This war lasted from June 1-3 in 1863. The Confederates deployed about 75,000 soldiers and The Union deployed about 83,000 soldiers. The Union ended up winning. There were about 50,000 casualties in this war. The picture below is an illustration of the war.
The Battle of Spotsylvania lasted about two weeks. It was from May 8th through May 21st, 1863. This battle started one short week after "The Wilderness Battle." The Union Maj. Gen. John Sedwick was shot by a sharpshooter after he assured they were safe. In this battle The Confederates deployed about 52,000 soldiers and The Union deployed about 100,000. There was about 30,000. The picture below illustrates the war.