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STATISTICS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. General Shanks, who served in the Federal army in the civil war, and is now a member of Congress, from Indiana, has coo::piled the following statistics from (¡fficial rf c1rds a'or! 0: lvr sources. lie. states that the whole number of men i^ibe Federal nrmv in the course of the four > ears of ihe war was 2,335,951 viz 83,944 commissioned < fiio^rs (i iue of them coloured). 2,073,112 whi:e n;t-n, and 178 895 coloured men; 3,931 officers were killed in battle, or about one in 21 38 793 white men, or about one in 51; aial 1,514 coloured men, or about one iu 118. There died of wounds received 1\1 action 2.069 ofiioerp, r about one in 41; 30,887 white men, or abuu one in G7 1,037 coloured men, or about one in 173. Thtse proportions are reversed wbeu we come to deaths from disease while in the service. 1 723 officers died of disease, or about one in 49; 121,109 white men, or a^out one in 17 26,211 coloured men, or about one in seven. These differences are explained t artly bv the greater hardships aud exposures of camp life among the privates than among the officers, partly bv the careless disregard of health among the rank and fil-i, and partly by the same careless way of living axong of the enlisted men before they entered the army. The last estuse is believed to apply espe- cially to the coloured men, and the returns are regarded a? prov.ng that it i., an error to suppose that men living in all sorts of ways, careless about regularity ;u to meals, and recklesi of exposure to hardships, b-cime hardy and able to stand anything. The totals show that among the officers 6,000 loa-: their lives from injuries received in battle, and only 1 723 from disease among the white men, C9.680 by battle injurie^, and 121,109 by disease among the coloured men, 2 551 by s Nord or gun, aud 16 211 by disease. Statistics of this cia,s can seldom be complete, and it has to be added that other deaths, chiefly from unknown causes, bring the who'.e mortality up to the following' figures :— Officers, 9.314, or about one in 9 white men, 251.722, or abou*" one in 8.t; coloured men, 33 379 o- about one in 5^. The total loss, therefore, is stated at 294 415.

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