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Web letter: Gettysburg casualties get another review

I am writing about the letter, “Teen setting the record straight,” (July 12).

The teen is incorrect. A review of the casualty figures (deaths, desertions and wounded) during the Battle of Gettysburg found there were 20,000 in Union casualties and between 20,000 and 25,000 casualties on the Confederate side. The number cited by the writer (7,655), was approximately the number of casualties suffered by I Corps of the Confederate army.

While it was not the costliest of battles in terms of casualties, the casualty totals are much closer to the number (51,000) cited in your editorial.

I am proud of my children, but at 18, few children can be considered experts on many topics. It is significant that she was aware that the war took place.

DAVID J. BROWN Murfreesboro, Tenn.