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#21
thanks for the data.
Just as an aside - when casualties are reported, they included missing and captured right? So in theory, if an entire regiment surrendered, would their reported casualty rate be listed at 100%?
Probably not, because in any unit there are people absent for all sorts of reasons. For example, men were routinely detailed for purposes like teamsters driving regimental wagons or other vehicles; although not on the firing line they may still be considered present on the field. This was a situation Lt. U. S. Grant often found himself in during the Mexican War while on detached service from his regiment as commissary or ordnance officer or acting adjutant. There were always those sick, wounded, or just temporarily absent from the ranks and they too were technically present though at a distance from their commands.
 

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Probably not, because in any unit there are people absent for all sorts of reasons. For example, men were routinely detailed for purposes like teamsters driving regimental wagons or other vehicles; although not on the firing line they may still be considered present on the field. This was a situation Lt. U. S. Grant often found himself in during the Mexican War while on detached service from his regiment as commissary or ordnance officer or acting adjutant. There were always those sick, wounded, or just temporarily absent from the ranks and they too were technically present though at a distance from their commands.
The confederate numbers are the men engaged.
 
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On the Union side, the 1st, 2nd, and 12th Corps, along with Irwin’s brigade of the 6th Corps, fought north of Sharpsburg.

1st Corps: 2,590 / 9,438 = 27.4%
Doubleday’s Division 812 / 3,425 = 23.7%
Infantry 746 / 2,975 25.1%
Artillery 66 / 450 14.7%

Ricketts’ Division 1,204 / 3,158 = 38.1%
Infantry 1,180 / 3,037 38.9%
Artillery 24 / 121 19.8%

Meade’s Division 573 / 2,855 = 20.1%
Infantry 552 / 2,607 21.2%
Artillery 21 / 248 8.5%

2nd Corps: 5,138 / 16,065 = 32.0%
Richardson’s Division 1,165 / 4,275 = 27.3%
Infantry 1,161 / 4,029 28.8%
Artillery 4 / 246 1.6%

Sedgwick’s Division 2,210 / 5,681 = 38.9%
Infantry 2,185 / 5,437 40.2%
Artillery 25 / 244 10.2%

French’s Division* 1,750 / 5,740 = 30.5%
Unattached Artillery 10 / 369 = 2.7%

12th Corps: 1,746 / 7,631 = 22.9%
Williams’ Division* 1,077 / 4,735 = 22.7%
Greene’s Division* 651 / 2,504 = 26.0%
Unattached Artillery 17 / 392 = 4.3%

Irwin’s Brigade of the 6th Corps: 342 / 1,684 = 20.3%

*French’s, Williams’, and Greene’s divisions had no artillery.
 
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