History Channel Civil War Interactive
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180,000 African Americans fought for the Union.
Over 10,000 Native Americans fought in the war on both sides.
Over 400 women disguised themselves as men and fought in the war.
The average age of a Civil War soldier was 15-21.
The average monthly salary of a Union private was $10.
The average monthly salary for Black Union soldiers was $7.
The Civil War is considered the deadliest conflict in American history.
Two-thirds of the soldiers who died in the Civil War died of illness.
Diarrhea was the deadliest illness for soldiers in the Civil War, resulting in over 34,000 deaths.
100,000 soldiers died in prison camps during the Civil War.
The deadliest battle of the Civil War was Gettysburg.
Gettysburg lasted 5 days.
Robert E. Lee lost a 1/3 of his army at Gettysburg.
During Pickett's charge, the Confederates lost more than 6,500 men in less than one hour.
The estimated cost of the Civil War was $6.19 million.
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Lincoln's need to keep the border states in the Union influenced many of his decisions throughout the war including his refusal to abolish slavery in these states in the Emancipation Proclamation.