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By MARTHA WAGGONER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina researcher says no more than 35,000 Confederate soldiers from the state died in the Civil War, about 5,000 fewer than the long-held count that allowed the state to claim more casualties than any other state.

Josh Howard of the state Office of Archives and History did the work. As of Thursday, he has accounted for about 32,100 dead Confederates from North Carolina and an additional 3,000 he categorizes as missing. Some of those may have died in the war.

The count from 1866 that allowed North Carolina to claim the most killed was 40,275. A recount in Virginia is coming up with higher numbers for that state.

Howard now has begun the state’s first count of dead Union soldiers and black troops.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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