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Chapter 6: Federal armies, Corps and leaders

The second corps, army of the Potomac marching down Pennsylvania avenue in 1865. The Second Corps had a record of longer continuous service, a larger organization, hardest fighting, and greatest number of casualties, than any other in the Eastern armies—it contained the regiment which sustained the largest percentage of loss in any one action; the regiment which sustained the greatest numerical loss in any one action; and the regiment which sustained the greatest numerical loss during its term of service—of the hundred union regiments which lost the most men in battle, thirty-five belonged to the second corps.

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