Civil War Facts
After the US Civil War, about 33%-50% of all U.S. paper
currency in circulation was counterfeit.
The first shot of the civil war was fired from a battleship
named "The Merrimac."
The last land battle of the U.S. Civil War was fought in
More than three million men fought in the civil war.
African Americans constituted less than one percent of the
northern population, yet made up ten percent of the Union
The words "In God We Trust" first appeared on a U.S. coin in
Artillery was used extensively, but only about 10 percent of
the wounded were the victims of artillery fire.
The war began as the result of a dispute between certain
southern states and certain northern slates regarding
slavery and the taxation of cotton exports.
A total of 180,000 black men, more than 85% of those
eligible, enlisted in the civil war.
Of the nearly 3.5 million soldiers involved in the Civil War
only 75,000 were regulars of the United States or
Confederate military forces.