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The battle of Gettysburg.

--A Federal officer of high respectability told one of our officers, who was a prisoner in the Yankee lines after the battle of Gettysburg, that the Federal loss in that terrible engagement was twenty nine thousand and large odds. He said it had been carefully ascertained and figured up in the War Department, and such was the terrific result. He did not suppose that the fact would be allowed officially to come before the public, but such it nevertheless was.

The enemy, our informant (who had excellent means of ascertaining the facts) states, had also taken great pains to make out a complete list of those of our men who fell into their hands after the battle, and that list, including wounded, surgeons, nurses, servants, and cooks, amounted to about five thousand. Supposing that we brought off five thousand wounded--a liberal allowance — and we may estimate our entire loss in killed and wounded at twelve thousand--not half that of the enemy's.

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