The Union Army had 34, 863 soldiers, while the Confederate Army had 40,438. Casualties were 3641 for the North and 5,500 for the South, in one day. This is something I just can't even imagine. So many lives lost. Where did they put all the bodies? I know there is a small mass grave in Riverview Cemetery. though I have not been able to get the exact story for it. Why put them in a mass grave? I guess they were lucky to at least have their names to put on stones.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
It was fought on Dec 15-16, 1864. There were 55,000 soldiers for the North and 30,000 for the South. This became a Union victory. Losses for the North were relatively small at 387 killed, while the South lost over 1500, and more than 4000 were missing or captured. It was one of the largest victories achieved by the Union Army.