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Chapter 5: losses in the battles of the Civil War, and what they mean

Hilary A. Herbert Late Colonel, Eighth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army, and late Secretary of the Navy of the United States

Men of the famous ‘Vermont brigade,’ all from the one state, which suffered more heavily than any other Federal brigade during the war—within a week at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, it lost 1,645 out of 2,100 effective men

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