enlisted for three years. Many of the three-years' men who were discharged for physical disability or other reasons, enlisted again in other regiments before the war had closed, and thus were counted twice.
Over 300, 0000 men enlisted just before the close of the war, few of whom, if any, participated in any active service.
It is doubtful if there were 2,000,000 individual.
actually in service during the war.
The smaller percentage of killed belonging to some States does not necessarily imply any lack of fighting qualities, but rather that the troops from such States were more largely assigned to post or garrison duty, and that a smaller proportion of their contingent was engaged at the front.
Still, in the heavy percentage of deaths in battle credited to Vermont
and New Hampshire
, one cannot help but trace a connection with the hard and continuous fighting which fell to the lot of the Vermont Brigade, and the Fifth New Hampshire.
The number of officers and men in the Regular Army
among whom the casualties occurred — as stated in Table A — is placed officially at 67,000, and the percentage of deaths is based on that number.
But this number includes enlistments after the fighting had ceased,