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Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Body Count

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  • Stephen Recker
    Great stuff. Thanks. Stephen
    Message 1 of 25 , Aug 25, 2005
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      Great stuff. Thanks.

      Stephen

      On Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 05:15 PM, dickeyr46 wrote:

      > Stephen, just as reinforcement to the two Toms' conclusions, Dr. Harsh
      > in "Taken at the Flood" also addresses casualties up to 9 am and then
      > the total for the "Morning Phase." Addressing up to 9 am (the
      > Cornfield and East Woods), on p. 376, Dr. Harsh writes, "In all,
      > during the three hours, 27,000 men had struggled over the same 160
      > acres and 8,700 (32.2 percent) had fallen." I believe I can accounted
      > for 604 missing from units engaged up to this time. If you subtract
      > the missing, that comes very close to the "Cornfield Trail" pamphlet
      > statement of "as many as 8,000 men were killed or wounded."
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      > Dr. Harsh concluded on p. 394 that 4,481 caualties occured during the
      > fighting in the West Woods and around the Dunker Church. This includes
      > casualties suffered by Col. Irwin's brigade in the vicinity of the
      > Dunker Church, less those of the 7th Maine. On p. 395, he gives 13,179
      > for the total "Morning Phase". Again, very close to the NPS morning
      > phase casualty number.
      >
      > Dr. Harsh references Section K of Chapter 9 of "Sounding the Shallows"
      > to address allocating casualties for units when divisions and even
      > regiments could be split between phases.
      >
      > Ron Dickey
      >
      > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@v...>
      > wrote:
      >> Thanks. These statistics make Tom Clemens' case that the pamphlet I
      >> was
      >> looking at did not include the West Woods. Awesome. Thanks to both
      >> Toms.
      >>
      >> Stephen
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