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Considered to be the biggest battle during the Seven Days Campaign, Battle of Gaines’ Mill casualties totaled about 15,000 from both from the Union and Confederates. 

BATTLE OF GAINES’ MILL CASUALTIES (JUNE 27, 1862)

Source Confederate Union
Alexander, Lost Victories

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8,000+ k&w 4,000 k&w

2,380 missing

Burton, Extraordinary Circumstances c. 8,700 k&w 6,837*
Current, Encyclopedia 8,751* 6,837*
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Eicher, Longest Night 8,751* 894 killed

3,107 wounded

2,836 missing

Fox, Regimental Losses

 

894 killed

3,107 wounded

2,836 missing

Freeman, Lieutenants 8,000* 6,837*
Freeman, R. E. Lee

 

8,000+* 894 killed

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3,107 wounded

2,836 missing

Fuller, Grant and Lee

 

8,751* 894 killed

(15.3% k&w)

3,107 wounded

2,836 missing

(11.7% k&w)

Heidler & Heidler, Encyclopedia c. 8,750* 6,837*
Johnson & Buel, Battles and Leaders 589+ killed 894 killed
(incomplete Confederate reports)

 

2,671+ wounded

24+ missing

3,107 wounded

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2,836 missing

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Konstam, Seven Days

 

1,483 killed

6,402 wounded

108 missing

894 killed

3,114 wounded

2,829 missing

 

Livermore, Numbers

 

8,751* 894 killed

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3,107 wounded

2,836 missing

 

Lowe, “Field Fortifications” 8,700 4,100
McPherson, Atlas 8,750* 6,837*
Thomas, Lee 7,993* 6,837*

 


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