Very well said sir!They all did their part well. Though New York naturally fielded the most troops, having the largest population at the time, and I believe Pennsylvania provided the second largest number of troops. Most of the men in the Army of the Potomac were from those two states. In the Western theater, Illinois fielded many regiments that served in the Army of the Tennessee and Army of the Cumberland.
You forgot to include Old Overholt Rye. A necessary and vital medicinal tonic proudly made in the Keystone State.Pennsylvania was one of the most important. Over 360,000 Pennsylvanians served in Union armies or the U.S. Navy, and it supplied nearly all of of the Union's smokeless coal and 80% of the iron. Both the Phoenixville Iron Works and the Fort Pitt Works produced over 1,000 pieces of artillery each, and factories in the Pittsburg area were responsible for about 10% of all artillery projectiles produced by the Union during the war.
Probably only New York had a greater contribution, and Ohio was closely behind in manpower supplied.
Those three states could probably be roughly compared to North Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama respectively.
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