ave forgotten to look at its cost in blood — the very best blood of the army.
We propose, says the journal to which we have above alluded, to show that, in detail, by a brief mention of the dates and engagements, with the loss of men in each case:
May 5, Rapidan,2,000
May 6, Wilderness,15,000
May 23, North Anna,1,000
May 24,North Anna,2,000
May 31,Cold Harbor,3,000
June 22,Weldon railroad,2,500
June 23,Weldon railroad,1,000
June 26, Danville railroad,3,500
Last assault on Petersburg,5,040
Absolute loss of men,73,340
The above may appear appalling to European eyes, as also to those on this side of the Atlantic, but it does not give the half of Grant's losses in this campaign.
All the columns operating in Virginia are unde