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Civil War Battles Facts
There were more than 10,000 Civil War Battles. Some of the most famous were the battles at Vicksburg, Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg. Did you know that biggest number of Civil War Battles took place in Virginia? Did you know that the first battle of the Civil War was at
Fort Sumter in April 1861 and the battles between the North and the South continued until April 9, 1865 when General Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia? These are well known facts about Civil War Battles - this article contains over 20 more unusual facts about the Civil War.

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Civil War Battles Facts
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. This article provides fast information with interesting Civil War Battles Facts.

 
 

Civil War Battles Facts: The Theaters of War
Did you know that the regions where the battles of the Civil War took place Civil War Map are referred to as the Three Theaters of the Civil War? The names of the theatres of war were the Trans-Mississippi, the Western Theater and the Eastern Theater.

Civil War Battles Facts: The Anaconda Plan
Did you know that the Anaconda Plan was the
military strategy adopted by the Union forces. The aims of the Anaconda Plan were to establish a full naval Union Blockade around the coast of the Southern States, divide the South by controlling the Mississippi River and cutting the South off from the west and to capture Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy. Discover more interesting Civil War Battles Facts with the following fast fact sheets.


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Civil War Battles Fact 1:Over 10,000 battles were fought during the Civil War, most were small skirmishes now long forgotten
  
Civil War Battles Fact 2:Towards the end of the Civil War Confederate Uniforms were scarce, both sides were known to fight in the same colored uniforms
  
Civil War Battles Fact 3:Confederate soldiers were known by nicknames such as Johnny Reb, Butternut, Gray, Rebel, Reb, Grayback, Dixie and Secesh (short for secessionists).
  
Civil War Battles Fact 4:Union soldiers were known by nicknames such as Yankee, Billy Yank, Jayhawker, Blue-belly, Yank and Bummers
  
Civil War Battles Fact 5:The greatest number of large Civil War Battles in one state were in Virginia and totaled 519 battles (2,154 skirmishes)
  
Civil War Battles Fact 6:The number of large Civil War Battles in in Tennessee were 298 (1,462 skirmishes) and the third greatest number were in Missouri with 244 battles (1,162 skirmishes)
  
Civil War Battles Fact 7:The number of men eligible to fight in the Military (aged 18-45) totaled 4,600,000 in the North and 985,000 in the South
  
Civil War Battles Fact 8:Between 1864-1865 there there were 1,044,660 soldiers fighting for the Union and 484,800 soldiers fighting for the Confederacy.
  
Civil War Battles Fact 9:30% of all Southern white males, aged between 18 - 40, died in Civil War Battles
  
Civil War Battles Fact 10:Between 8,000 - 10,000 bullets were fired for every man killed and wounded in the First Battle of First Bull
 

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Civil War Battles Fact 11:Many horses died during the Civil War Battles and it is is estimated that over three thousand horses were killed at the Battle of Gettysburg
  
Civil War Battles Fact 12:The Battle of Gettysburg fought on July 1-3, 1863 claimed a total of 51,000 casualties
  
Civil War Battles Fact 13:The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single-day battle when the combined forces totaled just over 114,000 men, of whom 22,717 died
  
Civil War Battles Fact 14:Gatling Guns were the six-barreled machine guns used in Civil War Battles and were capable of firing up to 350 rounds per minute.
  
Civil War Battles Fact 15:70% of the soldiers who enlisted in the Union Army were under 23 years of age
  
Civil War Battles Fact 16:Women fought in Civil War battles, disguised as men
  
Civil War Battles Fact 17:The Union Army had over 2 million soldiers and was over double the size of the Confederate Army of 750,000
  
Civil War Battles Fact 18:618,222 soldiers died in the battlefields of the Civil War, 360,222 from the Union and 258,000 from the Confederacy with an additional 500,000 casualties.
  
Civil War Battles Fact 19:Different types of Cannon were used in Civil War battles including the 6-pounder Gun, the 12-pounder "Napoleon", the 12-pounder Howitzer, the 10-Inch Columbiad Siege Gun, the 14-pounder James Rifle, the 10-pounder Parrott rifle, the 20-pounder Parrott rifle
  
Civil War Battles Fact 20:174,223 Confederate soldiers surrendered at the end of the Civil War

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Civil War Battles - President Abraham Lincoln Video
The article on the Civil War Battles provides an overview of the war that divided the nation. The following Abraham Lincoln video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 16th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.

 

 

 

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