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have elapsed to gather together all our different corps, it will be found that our losses are greatly exaggerated, both by the Yankees and ourselves. It was so after Fort Donelson, when the Yankees said we had lost 15,000 prisoners, and when it turned out that the exact number taken was 5,000, exclusive of prisoners. So it has been in every instance. They always make out our losses at least three times as great as they actually are, and set down their own at about half. The arithmetic of Pope and McClellan is even more liberal. These gentlemen mingle the creations of their own fancy, with the calculations of the exact sums, in a manner which it is quite edifying to behold.--They have an aptitude for invention which is altogether unrivalled, and it is quite a misfortune to the lovers of fiction that neither of them commanded at Corinth. We should then have had a narrative not so entertaining perhaps, but quite as veridical as those of the Arabian Nights. In their absence, howeve