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The number of Harpers Ferry casualties shows Stonewall Jackson’s tactical brilliance, with only 286 Confederate soldiers killed, compared to the Union’s loss of 12,000 men. The Union also surrendered its garrison (13,000 small arms, 200 wagons, and 73 artillery pieces)

HARPERS FERRY CASUALTIES  (SEPTEMBER 12–15, 1862) (LEE NOT PRESENT)

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Source Confederate Union
Cobb, American Battlefields 286* 219 k&w

12,000+

captured

Current, Encyclopedia 39 killed 12,500 captured

247 wounded

Fox, Regimental Losses 44 killed

173 wounded

12,520 missing

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Fuller, Grant and Lee 500* 80 killed

120 wounded

11,583 captured

Heidler & Heidler, Encyclopedia 12,419 captured
Hotchkiss, Make Me a Map 11,090 captured
Johnson & Buel, Battles and Leaders 44 killed

173 wounded

12,520 captured

McPherson, Atlas 286* 12,500 captured
Phisterer, Statistics 500* 80 killed

120 wounded

11,583 missing

Author’s Best Estimate: 286* 11,783*

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