The scale of death that was wrought by the Civil War, the first modern war, is hard to fathom.
Number of deaths per day in the Civil War: 425
Deaths in ten days: 4,250
In comparison, we lost four thousand soldiers in the recent long (13 years) Iraq-Afghanistan war. The Civil War saw that many deaths in just ten weeks.
The Revolutionary War lasted eight years, resulting in sixteen thousand deaths. In comparison, the Civil War saw that many deaths in an average five-week span.
Source: Civil War Trust infographic