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 (1861-1865) Civil War Battles (Western Theater)
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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January 3, 1863
1/3/2022 8:54:23 AM
From the Courier Journal. Louisville Kentucky. January 3, 1863.



From the Bradford Reporter, Towanda PA. January3, 1863.


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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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January 3, 1863
1/3/2022 6:46:33 PM
Larry,

There’s an odd feature about the federal casualty list at Stones River.

Of all the war’s really big battles, this one cost the yankees a higher percentage rate of killed and wounded than any other.

And yet, there were no individual federal regiments that suffered casualty rates to compare with their hardest hit counterparts at Gettysburg.

The corollary is that the yankees at Murfreesboro fought more comprehensively as an army, with the burden of bloodshed being relatively evenly distributed : Gettysburg was an encounter battle, whereas Stones River commenced when the whole army was in position. In this respect Stones River was more like Waterloo than Gettysburg was.

No British regiment at Waterloo suffered a loss as extreme as the hardest hit Union regiments at Gettysburg ; but the British army at Waterloo took a higher overall casualty rate than the AoP did at Gettysburg.

Regards, Phil
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