Friday 56 (hosted by Freda’s Voice)
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.
By the time of Gettysburg a year later, the Union army alone reported 23,000 casualties, including 3,000 killed; Confederate losses are estimated between 24,000 and 28,000; in some regiments, numbers of killed and wounded approached 90 percent. And by the spring of 1864 Grant’s losses in slightly more than a month approached 50,000.This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust