Wars

Battle of Antietam Casualties in the Maryland Campaign of the Civil War

Battle of Antietam Casualties in the Maryland Campaign of the Civil War

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)

SourceConfederateUnion
Alexander, Lost Victoriesc. 1,500 killed

7,800 wounded

1,000 missing

(31% casualties)

2,108 killed

9,450 wounded

753 missing

Bailey, Bloodiest Day1,546 killed

7, 752 wounded

1,018 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Beringer et al., Why the South11,724

(22.6% k&w)

11,657

(15.5% k&w)

Black, Seventy Battles2,700 killed

9,024 wounded

2,000 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Buell, Warrior Generals10,000+*12,000+*
Cobb, American Battlefields10,318*12,410*
Cox, Reminiscences11,17212,410
Current, Encyclopedia11,724

and

1,546 killed

7,754 wounded

1,018 missing

11,657

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Donald et al., Civil War10,318*(31%) 12,401*
Eicher, Longest Night2,700 killed

9,024 wounded

1,043 missing

2,010 killed

9,416 wounded

2,000 missing

Esposito, West Point Atlasc. 13,700*c. 12,350*
Foote, Civil War<11,000*>12,000*
Fox, Regimental Losses2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Freeman, R. E. Lee10,700*12,410*
Fuller, Grant and Lee2,700 killed

11,724 wounded

c. 2,000 missing

(22.6% k&w)

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

(15.5% k&w)

Gallagher, Civil War10,300+*almost 12,500*
Hattaway & Jones, How the North13,725*12,469*
Heidler & Heidler, Encyclopedia14,000*

(2,700 killed)

and

1,546 killed

7,752 wounded

1,108 missing

(31%)

12,000*

(2,100 killed)

2,108 killed

9,540 wounded

753 missing

(25%)

Johnson & Buel, Battles and Leaders1,512 killed

7,816 wounded

1,844 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Livermore, Numbers2,700 killed

11,724 wounded

c. 2,000 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Lowe, “Field Fortifications”9,50011,650
McPherson, Atlas10,318*12,401*
McWhiney & Jamieson, Attack11,724 (22.6%)11,657 (15.5%)
Nolan, “Demolishing the Myth”11,724 (22.6%)11,657 (10.5%)
Phisterer, Statistics25,899*2,010 killed

9,416 wounded

1,043 missing

Thomas, Lee1,546 killed

7,754 wounded

1,018 missing

2,108 killed

9,549 wounded

753 missing

Weigley, American Way of War13, 724*12,410*
Woodworth, Davis & Leec. 11,000*c. 12,000*
Author's Best Estimate: 11,500*12,400*