More Statistics…Still too little time

by Jim on September 7, 2009

Well, I’m not a statistician by any means and I even struggled with the stats for my dissertation. But for some reason, I have quite a few blog posts on statistics. So, why not one more:

The following tables are the number of Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed, wounded or captured during the Gettysburg Campaign. These figures are adapted from Fox’s Regimental Losses on the Civil War Home website.

The following shows the total Killed and Wounded for both Union and Confederates:

UNION
July 1 Killed — 950

July 1 Wounded — 4,550

July 1 Total – 5500

July 2 Killed — 1500

July 2 Wounded — 7,250

July 2 Total – 8,750

July 3 Killed — 705

July 3 Wounded — 2,745

July 3 Total – 3,450

Total Killed — 3,155
Total Wounded –14,529
Total Killed and Wounded– 17,684

CONFEDERATE
July 1 Killed — 900

July 1 Wounded — 4,350

July 1 Total – 5,250

July 2 Killed — 1,175

July 2 Wounded — 5,325

July 2 Total – 6500

July 3 Killed — 1,425

July 3 Wounded — 5,575

July 3 Total – 7000

Total Killed — 3,500
Total Wounded –15,250
Total Killed and Wounded– 18,750

By Location on the Battlefield:

Wheat-Field: Union Losses 4,133Confederate Losses 2,822

Emmittsburg Road: Union Losses 2,645Confederate Losses 1,978

Peach Orchard: Union Losses 1,285Confederate Losses 1,047

Round Top: Union Losses 575Confederate Losses 826

Total: Union Losses 8,638Confederate Losses 6,673

So, lets start asking some questions:

  • What percentage were killed on the first day of the Battle?
  • What percentage of the Union losses occurred in the Peach Orchard?
  • Why were Union causalities lower on July 3rd?
  • What percentage of Confederates were wounded on July 2nd?

And the questions could go on and on…

Until next…enjoy the statistics !

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