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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2008 03:00 am
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From March 1862 to May 1864, the US incurred 106,000 and the CS 93,000 casualties in Eastern battles. During this time, despite the campaigns, marching and massive casualties, the 'front' moved from Manassas to Culpeper, about 10 miles *closer* to Richmond as the crow flies.
(During this time another 2000 men died every *week* from disease).

From May 1864 to May 1865, the war ended, at the cost of about 63,000 US and 43,000 CS battle casualties (not including the final surrender at Appomattox).

Condemning Grant as a 'butcher' based on one day is a bit extreme...


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