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 Posted: Wed Aug 8th, 2012 11:56 pm
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JG6789 wrote: pender wrote: How does Gallagher figure Grant had "only" 35,000 casualties throughout the entire war?

I think he meant "killed", not "casualties".

 

At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and North Anna (only three battles) alone he had 56,150 casualties.

Which sources are you using for that? Most modern students would put the figure at under 40,000. 56,000 might be too high for the entire Overland Campaign.


 

JG6789, I used the list on this site for the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. http://americancivilwar.com/cwstats.html

For North Anna just used Wiki.

As you know not every one gives the exact casualty numbers. But even with Victor, Bonekember, Eicher, Foote and Rhea you come up with Union casualty numbers for the Union in those three battles at around 38,000.

I have found that Hellcat is an excellent source at casualty figures, maybe he will see this post and work his magic.;)

 


 

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