I was just going to not post but I did want to reply. Yes we lost but at the end there were twice as many dead Yankees as Rebels.
Well at least ya got that going for ya. Which is nice.
“Yes we lost but at the end there were twice as many dead Yankees as Rebels.”
So now you're bragging about the killing of Americans? Really?
And no, the previous post to you does not justify your response.
“I was just going to not post but I did want to reply. Yes we lost but at the end there were twice as many dead Yankees as Rebels”.
Correct. And that was fighting with 1/4 the men the Federals had.
The South didn’t lose the war, they just ran out of men to fight it.
The rebels seemed to have trouble with their accounting.
When people died, if they were too busy, they didn’t report it. Lee in particular didn’t keep track of his losses very well. Still his army was very small indeed when he surrendered it.
Add to that the problem of southern deserters looting southern homes, raping and stealing and such, because such people didn’t have reliable officers guiding them and restricting their activity. Sherman’s orders forbade entering private houses.
When a small homesteader came home and saw his house burned and his family killed, he may have reported that it was done by the Yankees, and such primary documentation would indeed be available. The facts of the matter may indeed be different: Sherman’s men focused their depredations on large plantations. Southern deserters also needed food, but moved in smaller groups, and so applied their attention to smaller farms.