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Why we failed to win. Inquiry into the causes of Confederate defeat. In its leading editorial article, February 1, 1903, the New Orleans Picayune answers the often-asked question—Why it was that the Southern States were defeated in their struggle for independence? It says the people of this generation know that the Southern soldiers were inferior in numbers, but they likewise know that our armies repeatedly gained victories over greater forces and that our generals were more than equal in skill to those of the enemy's. Then the Picayune proceeds to give a thoughtful answer to the question propounded, presenting some views that have not occurred to all writers on this subject. We quote: The army rolls show that from the first to the last the forces on the Northern side were two million, eight hundred and sixty thousand men, while on the Southern there were about six hundred thousand men, making an odds of more than four to one on the side of the North. But this enormous