The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


May 28, 2014

Letter: Civil War casualties outnumber other wars

When you state (in May 26 editorial) the number of military members who died in wars, you should have stated foreign wars. The casualty count for the Civil War (or the War Between the States, depending on which state in which you were born), was at least 618,000, and some scholars feel as many as 700,000.

Either number is greater than the sum of all the other conflicts (which do not take into account all the people who died outside of war in the defense of our freedom). Their sacrifices were no less important.

David P. Wilson


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