CIVIL WAR STATISTICS
"We are a people; to whom the past is forever speaking... Far out of that dark nowhere which is the time before we were born, men (& women) who were flesh of our flesh & bone of our bone went through fire & storm to break a path to the future. What they did - the lives they lived, the sacrifices they made, the stories they told, the songs they sang, and finally, the deaths they died - make up a part of our experience. We cannot cut ourselves off from it. It is as real to us as something that happened last week".
Written by Bruce Catton.
|POWs: 462,000 Confederate/26,000 died|
|POWs: 211,000 Union/30,000 died|
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it".
Written by George Santayana 1863-1952,
U.S. poet, essayist, and philosophical writer; born in Spain.