which was simply a wing of Grant
, the loss within the same time was—killed, wounded and captured—6,215.
's losses for thirty days were as follows: Killed 8,254, wounded 42,245, captured 10,645; total, 61,144.
(See Battles and leaders,
IV, pp. 184, 185.)
The battle of Cold Harbor
was fought on June 3, 1864.
We give below the monthly returns of the effectives of Grant
's and Lee
's armies for each month thereafter up to December 31, 1864:
|（‘Battles and Leaders.’
Vol. 3, pp. 593, 594.)|
From June 3d, not including Cold Harbor, Grant
's loss was, to December 31, 1864, 47,554.
（‘Battles and Leaders
,’ Vol. 4. p. 593.)
If grant's effectives were, on December 31st, 110,364 and he had sustained between June 3d and that date a loss of 47,554, he must have had an army, between those dates, of 157,918.
If to this we add the losses between the Rappahannock
between May 5th to and including Cold Harbor on June 3d, 61,244, the sum total of Grant
's army from May 5th to December 31st was 219,162.
In other words, Grant
, after a campaign from May 5th to December 31st, had an army of 219,162 soldiers and having on hand December 31 only 110,364, he must then have lost during that time 108,798.
Since the days of the coalition against Napoleon
no grander army ever appeared than that controlled by Grant
in his advance to Richmond
, United States army, in his ‘Through the Wilderness
’ (‘Battles and Leaders
III, p. 152), says: ‘Grant
's army, 118,000 men, properly distributed for battle, would have covered a front of twenty-one miles, two ranks deep, with one-third of them held in reserve, while Lee
with 62,000 men similarly disposed would cover only twelve miles. Grant
had a train which, he states in his “Memoirs,” would have reached from the Rapidan
, or sixty-five miles.’