For those if us who love to have important statistics close at hand, the Civil War Trust has a wonderful, free gift. The “infographic” is meant to call attention to the human costs associated with the biggest battlers of the war.
It includes three bar graphs showing the biggest battles by war casualties (Gettysburg is number one), a comparison of the death rates in American wars (the Civil War is way ahead of all the others), and a comparison of the highest number of casualties for a single day in American history, including 9/11 (the highest is Antietam).
The graphic also lists the battles fought by key figures Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, George McClellan and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
The Trust is encouraging its wide dessimination by asking viewers to post it on Web sites, Facebook and blogs.