Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Did N.C. overestimate number of dead?

North Carolina's claim that it lost the most men during the Civil War is getting a recount from a state historian who doubts the accuracy of the accepted, 144-year-old estimate. If North Carolina's numbers are wrong, then the numbers for other states are wrong as well because they all come from the same faulty sources, said Josh Howard, a research historian with the Office of Archives and History in Raleigh. • Article

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