is number, 2729, we know that 312, or 11.39 per cent, lost their lives in the Confederate service.
It will perhaps never be accurately known how many saw service.
Of the 2739 matriculates mentioned above as probably alive in 1861, we know that 1078, or 39.35 per cent. of the total enrollment of the University for the forty-three years, 1825-1867, were in the Confederate army.
If we examine the records for the ten years just before the war, we shall find that there were 1331 matriculates b on the chance of being hit in battle.
In his larger work, Regimental Losses, he says that the general Confederate loss in killed and wounded, was nearly ten per cent, while the Federal loss in killed and wounded, was nearly five per cent. Of the 1078 University men who are known to have served in the Confederate army, we know that 312, or 28.94 per cent lost their lives; more complete records of their service would no doubt reduce this per cent, but it is not probable that the most complete re