Thread: BP Revolver???
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Old February 26, 2008, 11:12 PM   #19
Gaucho Gringo
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In the Civil War The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single day,17 September, 1862, 12,401 Federal casualties and about 10,318 Confederate. Tell those 22,719 soldiers that black powder cap & ball weapons are toys. From what I remember the total casualties for the entire war were somewhere between 600,000 to 700,000 out of a total population at the time of 27 million. If you figure that 1\2 the population were women that leaves 13.5 million males of all ages. But then figure 2 million of them are slaves. That leaves 11.5 million males on both sides. By the time you come down to people able to serve in the military it would probably be less than 1\3. So you have roughly 3.75 million serving on both sides with a 20% casualty rate. Your odds are 1 in 5 you won't survive with these useless weapons firing on you. I am also sure that the actual rate of deaths were higher than the official records.
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