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This was more than Early's whole force for duty, and more than three times our cavalry. And if you choose to pursue the investigation you will find in Serial 90 and 91 of the War Records reports of cavalry strength by divisions fully demonstrating the correctness of my statements.

4. I have said that Early in his campaign killed, wounded and captured more men than he had ever mustered on a battle-field. Here is the proof:

Hunter lost at Lynchburg 700, Wallace at Monocacy lost 1,959, and Sheridan reports his losses at 16,952. Total, 19,611.

Early had on his rolls 15,949 present and absent, counting Kershaw's Division which was not at Winchester; but with it present, August 31st, his whole infantry for duty was 14,485.

This was before the battles at Winchester and Fisher's Hill, and he never had more at any time.

Nor did his whole army ever equal in number the casualties reported by Sheridan; nor did Early's cavalry ever amount to 5,000.

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