Yes, that's stats, not states.
Historians and statisticians are questioning the statistics of Confederate War dead. Official military records compiled in 1866 counted 40,275 North Carolina soldiers who died in uniform. Reportedly, North Carolina had more men die in uniform than any other Confederate state, although not as many as New York in the Union. Now new investigations seem to show the 1866 claims, made when records were spotty, are highly inaccurate.
While the new counts are not yet complete, it looks like the true count will be about 31,000 deaths of North Carolina soldiers during the war. Meanwhile, a separate count iis being made of Virginia soldiers and it looks like its final tally will also be about 31,000, far higher than previous reports.
"It's going to be close," says Virginia librarian Edwin Ray, the man making the count of Virginia deaths in uniform.
The issue tends to be emotional in the affected states which have pride in their soldiers who died for the losing cause. Whatever the final count, many people will have difficulty believing it.
New York reported the most deaths of any state: 46,534, according to the 1866 federal report.
You can read more in an article by Cameron McWhirter in the Wall Street Journal at http://goo.gl/usb0U