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Thursday, February 19, 2009

TEN COSTLIEST BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR

The figures are staggering, but keep in mind that “casualties” doesn’t count just men killed-- it also includes wounded, missing, and captured men:

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A not-so-minor quibble: I would not call Chickamauga a clearcut Confederate victory. It’s true Union forces were driven from the field, but only after George Thomas’ outnumbered troops inflicted heavy casualties on Braxton Bragg’s forces. As a high-ranking Confederate officer said after the battle, “One more such victory and we shall be ruined!”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow.