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Mortal Statistics

May 2024
1min read

I am utterly shocked that in “The Time Machine” for April you give the figures for the dead at the Battle of Shiloh as thirteen thousand Union men and ten thousand Confederates. Such froth 1 would expect from Time, Newsweek , and their like, but from American Heritage ? Shame, shame. The numbers given are probably total casualty figures—killed, wounded, and missing.

Mr. Klose is right. The numbers given were total casualty figures. The correct figures are: Union dead, 1,754; Confederate dead, 1,723.

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