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Forces And Losses At Gettysburg

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General Meade, before the Committee on the Conduet of the War, March 5, 1863, said: "Inclnding all arms of the service ni y strength was a little under 100,000 men- about 95,000. I think General Lee had about 90,000 infantry, from 4,000 to 5,000 artillery and about 10,000 cavalry. I think the returns showed me, when 1 took command oí thearmy,amounted to abont 105,000 men;, included in these were the 11,000 of Gen. French, which I did not bring up, which would reduce it down to 94,000. Of that 94,000 I was compelled to leave a certain portion in the rear to giiard niy bagga.e trains." It is tstimated that Meade.'s forcé actually in battle was about 84,000 men. According to the tastimony of General Meade, the artillery, which was nnusually large on botn sides, was pretty r.early balanced as to numbers. The Union loss was 23,190, of whom 2,884 were killed, 13,713 woundad and 6,643 missing. The Confedérate loss, according to the American Cyclopedia, was 5,000 killed, 23,000 wounded and 8,000 unwounded prisoners - a total of 36,000. According to Greeley's "American Conflict" Lee's loss was estimated at 28,000, of whom 18,000 were killed and wounded, and 10,000 were unwounded prisoners. Johnson's Cyclopedia estimates Lee's loss at 31,600-18,000 killed and wounded and 13,000 missing.


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