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[624] court-house.1 In addition to these, forty-six thousand four hundred and ninety-five rebels were captured by the armies of the Potomac and the James and the cavalry, between the 29th day of March and the 9th of April, 1865; making a total of seventy-four thousand and eleven prisoners, in this campaign. The wounded were probably all paroled, but it is hardly possible that fewer than five thousand were killed.

The losses in the national army during the same period were ten thousand and sixty-six; of these, two thousand were killed, six thousand five hundred wounded, and twenty-five hundred were reported missing.2

1 Every rebel who has written about Appomattox declares that only 8,000 of those who surrendered bore arms — a statement which would not be creditable to them, if true. But as every rebel who was at Appomattox was himself a prisoner, the assertion is worthless. The fact is, that 22,633 small arms were surrendered; and-Lee did not carry many extra muskets around in wagons during the retreat from Petersburg.

2 See Appendix for returns of the national and rebel losses in this campaign, from the adjutant-general's office.

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