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[49] Like many, he had expected this war to be a smaller thing than our campaign in Mexico. That was twenty-six months; its losses, about a thousand lives a month; its cost, one hundred and sixty million. The Rebellion lasted forty-eight months. It was a battle-ground somewhat larger than England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal put together. There were eighteen hundred and eighty-two fights where at least one regiment was engaged, and certain battles where some hundred and fifty thousand men were engaged. The losses in its four years come to seven hundred lives a day. The cost of it was three billion four hundred million, or about two and a half million dollars a day. Mr. Saintsbury, the eminent English critic, has called this a “parochial disturbance.” Wolseley, the conspicuous English general, has said that an army of fifty thousand trained soldiers could have ended the matter in

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