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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The mistakes of Gettysburg. (search)
in the Gettysburg campaign. In my first article I claimed that we had fifty-two thousand infantry, and the Federals ninety-five thousand men; stating, further, that those were the highest figures of our forces, and the lowest of theirs. General R. R. Dawes, in commenting on this estimate, disagrees with it quite widely. The main point that he makes is to quote from Swinton's Army of the Potomac, the following paragraph (page 310): The number of infantry present for duty in Lee's army on thet any organization upon sixty-seven thousand bayonets would have involved an infantry force alone of over seventy thousand, and thus have left no margin in the estimate that Mr. Swinton ascribes to me for the other arms of the service. If General Dawes had followed Swinton's narrative closely, he must have discovered that (page 365) he says: General Lee's aggregate force present for duty on the 31st of May, 1863, was sixty-eight thousand three hundred and fifty-two. These are the precise f