Only One Civilian Was Killed at Gettysburg

It’s hard to believe but true.

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash

The American Civil War was one of the bloodline at wars in world history. The Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 didn’t help matters much either.

In three days, over 50,000 troops were killed. But surprisingly, one one civilian was killed too.



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Noah Nelson

Noah Nelson


UIUC journalism major| Daily Illini Senior Columnist| Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories” and “Dana and Me” | Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).