46 Southern Historical Society Papers.
[From the Times-Dispatch, January 8, 1905.]
RELATIVE NUMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CONFEDERATE STATES ARMIES.
Cazenove G. Lee's Figures Denied by Papers at the North.
WITH HIS REPLY.
One of the most important historical facts in " the great struggle we made for constitutional freedom " (as General Lee always desig- nated the war) is a correct statement of the "overwhelming num- bers and resources " against which the Confederates fought.
The disparity of numbers has been frequently brought out, but never more clearly than by Mr. Cazenove G. Lee, of Washington, in the following table, which was published originally in the Balti- more Sun.
Mr. Lee's figures show that the total enlistments in the Northern army were 2,778,304, as against 600,000 in the Confederate army. The foreigners and negroes in the Northern army aggregated 680,- 917 or 80,917 more than the total strength of the Confederate army. There were 316,424 men of Southern birth in the Northern army. Mr. Lee's figures are as follows :
Whites from the North, 2,272,333
Whites from the South, . . . . . . 316,424
Indians, . . 3.53
Total, . 2,778,304
Southern army, ........ 600,000
North's numerical superiority, 2,178,304
In the Northern army there were :
Germans, ......... 176,800
Irish, . . . 144,200
British Americans, . .... 53,500