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Thursday, January 29, 2004

This is coolbert: Here are some serious statistics to consider. More ammunition was expended in the three days of battle at Gettysburg than was expended in the all the battles of the Napoleonic era put together!! And Shiloh is significant from the American Civil War in that it was the first battle in the Western Hemisphere where the level of battle in size of forces rivaled previous combats fought in the old world. As many casualties were sustained at Shiloh as were sustained by the combatants at Waterloo! And twenty such battles of the same size or greater were to follow in the years of the Civil War after Shiloh.



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