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.
|Total of Southern soldiers,||600,000|
|Southern men in Northern army,||316,424|
|Aggregate Federal Army May 1, 1865,||1,000,516|
|Aggregate Confederate Army May, 1865,||133,433|
|No. in Battle.||Confederates.||Federals.|
|Seven days fight,||80,835||115,249|
|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|