The Grandfathers
Vol.I, The Hall and Overstreet Families
Carrol Carman Hall, Springfield, IL, 1981

Page 196

Ages of Union Soldiers 1861 -1865

682,117 were over 21 years old
1,159,709 were 21 years and under
844,881 were 17 years and under
231,015 were sixteen years and under
104,987 were 15 years and under
1,523 were 14 years and under
278 were 12 years and under

2,841,906 men and boys served in the
defense of the Union. (The men who re-
enlisted twice are counted twice as
there is no practical way to estimate
the number of individual persons.)

Nearly three-fourths of the Union soldiers
were native born Americans

There were more than 7,000 battles and
skirmishes fought on land and sea during
the Civil War.



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