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The Battle of Antietam casualties totaled 11,500 from the Confederate side and 12,400 from the Union. It is also known as Battle of Sharpsburg, which was fought between Confederate General Robert E. Lee‘s Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan‘s Army of the Potomac.

BATTLE OF ANTIETAM CASUALTIES: SHARPSBURG (SEPTEMBER 17, 1862)

Source Confederate Union
Alexander, Lost Victories c. 1,500 killed

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7,800 wounded

1,000 missing

(31% casualties)

2,108 killed

9,450 wounded

753 missing

Bailey, Bloodiest Day 1,546 killed

7, 752 wounded

1,018 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

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753 missing

Beringer et al., Why the South 11,724

(22.6% k&w)

11,657

(15.5% k&w)

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Black, Seventy Battles 2,700 killed

9,024 wounded

2,000 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Buell, Warrior Generals 10,000+* 12,000+*
Cobb, American Battlefields 10,318* 12,410*
Cox, Reminiscences 11,172 12,410
Current, Encyclopedia 11,724

and

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1,546 killed

7,754 wounded

1,018 missing

11,657

 

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Donald et al., Civil War 10,318* (31%) 12,401*
Eicher, Longest Night 2,700 killed

9,024 wounded

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1,043 missing

2,010 killed

9,416 wounded

2,000 missing

Esposito, West Point Atlas c. 13,700* c. 12,350*
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Foote, Civil War <11,000* >12,000*
Fox, Regimental Losses 2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Freeman, R. E. Lee 10,700* 12,410*
Fuller, Grant and Lee 2,700 killed

11,724 wounded

c. 2,000 missing

(22.6% k&w)

2,108 killed

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9,549 wounded

753 missing

(15.5% k&w)

Gallagher, Civil War 10,300+* almost 12,500*
Hattaway & Jones, How the North 13,725* 12,469*
Heidler & Heidler, Encyclopedia 14,000*

(2,700 killed)

and

1,546 killed

7,752 wounded

1,108 missing

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(31%)

12,000*

(2,100 killed)

 

2,108 killed

9,540 wounded

753 missing

(25%)

Johnson & Buel, Battles and Leaders 1,512 killed

7,816 wounded

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1,844 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

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Livermore, Numbers 2,700 killed

11,724 wounded

c. 2,000 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Lowe, “Field Fortifications” 9,500 11,650
McPherson, Atlas 10,318* 12,401*
McWhiney & Jamieson, Attack 11,724 (22.6%) 11,657 (15.5%)
Nolan, “Demolishing the Myth” 11,724 (22.6%) 11,657 (10.5%)
Phisterer, Statistics 25,899* 2,010 killed

9,416 wounded

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1,043 missing

Thomas, Lee 1,546 killed

7,754 wounded

1,018 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Weigley, American Way of War 13, 724* 12,410*
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Woodworth, Davis & Lee c. 11,000* c. 12,000*
Author’s Best Estimate: 11,500* 12,400*

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