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New Series CNN Lincon:Divided We Stand FEB 14
03-02-2021, 11:12 AM
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RE: New Series CNN Lincon:Divided We Stand FEB 14
(03-01-2021 01:47 PM)Anita Wrote:  Roger, this is from a New York Times article.
For 110 years, the numbers stood as gospel: 618,222 men died in the Civil War, 360,222 from the North and 258,000 from the South — by far the greatest toll of any war in American history.
But new research shows that the numbers were far too low.
By combing through newly digitized census data from the 19th century, J. David Hacker, a demographic historian from Binghamton University in New York, has recalculated the death toll and increased it by more than 20 percent — to 750,000.

Go here to read about the recalculation. 110 years%2C the numbers,numbers were far too low.

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With all the uncertainties, Dr. Hacker said, the data suggested that 650,000 to 850,000 men died as a result of the war; he chose the midpoint as his estimate.

He emphasized that his methodology was far from perfect. “Part of me thinks it is just a curiosity,” he said of the new estimate.

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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