The story is taking a break today, this Memorial Day.
More than six hundred thousand dead. Four hundred thousand wounded. And that was just the regular military side (the Union lost more, by the by). Civilian losses remain uncounted, and the damage to our nation too several generations to heal. Depending on who you ask. There’s still some that discuss it as the “War of Northern Aggression.”
Either way, the costliest American war in lives, far and away. Take a moment to remember this bloody chapter in our shared history.