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CleburneFan wrote: Gotta confess, I really didn't realize until I heard Gallagher say it last night, that Grant's armies suffered "only" 35,000 casualties throughout the entire war, but in contrast Lee's Army of Northern Virginia suffered 95,000 casualties in the three years he led the ANV.
How does Gallagher figure Grant had "only" 35,000 casualties throughout the entire war?

At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and North Anna (only three battles) alone he had 56,150 casualties.

I am not arguing that Grant was a butcher. I think Grant and Lee were both good Generals. But for Gary Gallagher to say this is absurd.

 

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