Playing the numbers: Robert E. Lee, the Army of Northern ...
Sep 16, 2019 · Or so says the conventional wisdom. McClellan reported “87,164” officers and men engaged in the Army of the Potomac, while Lee’s numbers, less well articulated, numbered around 40,000. In fact, the numbers have become controversial. Southern veterans, in an effort to burnish Lee, continually downplayed Confederate strength in the post-war era.
DA: 66 PA: 77 MOZ Rank: 57