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What was the deadliest battle of the U.S. Civil war?

  1. GA Anderson profile image82
    GA Andersonposted 6 years ago

    What was the deadliest battle of the U.S. Civil war?

  2. jtmiddleton profile image71
    jtmiddletonposted 6 years ago

    I do believe it was Antietam.  However Gettysburg does stick out in my mind.

  3. MUE profile image63
    MUEposted 6 years ago

    The Battle of Antietam.  It was the bloodiest day in American History with over 23,000 casualties.

  4. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    Yes, jt and Mue are correct; Chickamauga, Franklin, Wilderness, Shiloh and Spotsylvania are all close contenders.

  5. point2make profile image82
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    Antietam....Shiloh and Gettysburg were probably the deadliest of the war.

  6. cprice75 profile image89
    cprice75posted 6 years ago

    Antietam was the bloodiest day of the war.  However, there were more casualties at Gettysburg.  The casualties were spread over three days, so the per day rate was lower.  Grant got a reputation as a butcher in the move toward Richmond in 1864.  The Civil War had more casualties than all other US wars combined.