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|Confederate losses in The
Pickett-Pettigrew Charge are difficult to determine since reliable reports exist only for
Garnett's and Lane's Brigades. However, from the other uncertain reports, and from
less detailed reports, the losses have been calculated. The following figures for
the three commands involved in the Charge have been adjusted to allow for losses which
occurred during the cannonade which preceeded the actual Charge.
* percentage based on a total of 10,500 men making the advance
When the losses for individual brigades, regiments, or companies are analysed, a wide variation in the percentages is evident. Some companies claimed over 90 percent, three claimed 100 percent. One company from the 26th NorthCarolina claimed 100 percent casualties, but no men were lost as prisoners - that company, Company F, went into the charge with only half a dozen men, however.
The data on this page was obtained from Pickett's Charge, A MicroHistory of the Final Attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, by George R. Stewart.
last revised 10/02/04