battles are considered great in proportion to the loss of life resulting from them.
Bloodless battles excite no interest.
A campaign of mancoeuvres is accorded but a small place in history.
There have been battles as decisive as Waterloo and Gettysburg; but they cost few lives and never became historic.
Great as were the results, Waterloo and Gettysburg would receive but little mention were it not for the terrible cost at which the results were obtained.
Still, it is difficult to compreheGettysburg would receive but little mention were it not for the terrible cost at which the results were obtained.
Still, it is difficult to comprehend fully what is implied by the figures which represent the loss of life in a great battle or a war. As the numbers become great, they convey no different idea, whether they be doubled or trebled.
It is only when the losses are considered in detail — by regiments, for instance — that they can be definitely understood.
The regiment is the unit of organization.
It is to the army what a family is to the city.
It has a well known limit of size, and its losses are intelligible; just as a loss in
When it entered the field at Gettysburg, it numbered 14 officers and 196 rifles; of g; Major Whitcomb fell, mortally wounded, at Gettysburg, and Major Grey was killed at the Wildernesssburg, Va. 36 Strawberry Plains, Va. 2
Gettysburg, Pa. 15 Deep Bottom, Va. 6
Auburn, Va. 1 Ret soon after.
The division was commanded at Gettysburg by General Barnes, and fought in the wheat fncellorsville, Va. 5 Pine Knob, Ga. 10
Gettysburg, Pa. 52 Nose's Creek, Ga. 1
Wauhatchie, Ten June, and in the Maryland march, soon after Gettysburg.
From Warrenton, Va., the regiment went to orsville, Va. 62 Jerusalem Road, Va. 1
Gettysburg, Pa. 49 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 4
Auburn Vorsville, Va. 1 Bethesda Church, Va. 4
Gettysburg, Pa. 66 Cold Harbor, Va. 1
Wilderness, Va. slightly engaged at Chancellorsville, but at Gettysburg the brigade (Smith's) did some hard fightingsburg, Va. (1863） 1 Deep Bottom, Va. 4
Gettysburg, Pa. 27 Ream's Station, Va. 3
Mine Run, Va.