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Other nationalities,74,900
Negroes,186,017
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Total,680,917
Total of Southern soldiers,600,000
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Southern men in Northern army,316,424
Foreigners,494,900
Negroes,186,017
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Total,997,341

Armies at the wars end.

Aggregate Federal Army May 1, 1865,1,000,516
Aggregate Confederate Army May, 1865,133,433
No. in Battle.Confederates.Federals.
Seven days fight,80,835115,249
Antietam,35,25587,164
Chancellorsville,57,212131,661
Fredericksburg,78,110110,000
Gettysburg,62,00095,000
Chickamauga,44,00065,000
Wilderness,63,987141,160
Federal prisoners in Confederate prisons,270,000
Confederate prisoners in Federal prisons,220,000
Confederates died in Federal prisons,26,436
Federals died in Confederate prisons,22,570

These figures were violently assailed in the Northern press, for our friends in that latitude have tried by every means that ingenuity could devise to disprove the claim of these Confederates that they fought against immense odds, but Mr. Lee has come back in a calm, dignified, and perfectly conclusive reply, in which he shows the accuracy of the figures he gave in his original statement.

This reply, which is given below, should be widely published and preserved as a conclusive statement of relative numbers engaged in the great war between the States.

J. Wm. Jones. Richmond, Va., December 27, 1904.

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