s merely the repulse of an attack on a strongly defended position.
The tremendous losses on both sides are a sufficient answer to this misrepresentation, and attest the courage and obstinacy with which, in three days, battle was waged.
Few of the great conflicts of modern times have cost victors and vanquished so great a sacrifice.
On the Union side there fell, in the whole campaign, of generals killed, Reynolds, Weed, and Zook, and wounded, Barlow, Barnes, Butterfield, Doubleday, Gibbon, Graham, Hancock, Sickles, and Warren; while of officers below the rank of general, and men, there were 2,834 killed, 13,709 wounded, and 6,643 missing. On the Confederate side there were killed on the field, or mortally wounded, Generals Armistead, Barksdale, Garnett, Pender, Petigru, and Semmes, and wounded, Heth, Hood, Johnson, Kemper, Kimball, and Trimble.
Of officers below the rank of general, and men, there were taken prisoners, including the wounded, 13,621, a number ascertained officially.