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Tango0110 Sep 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

Interesting…..

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RudyNelson15 Sep 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

The article does not represent total manpower in organized units of the Americans. The states of Georgia, NC, SC, Tenn, La, KY all raised units to fight in the South..

Nor does it includes various militia units raised in Miss, Ala or Native Nation tribes which supported the USA.

Brechtel19816 Sep 2018 5:37 a.m. PST

It covers the Regular Army which is the subject of the article, I think. Unfortunately, Jefferson had hobbled the US Navy and US Army and Madison didn't seem to realize that they were not ready to fight a war against Great Britain.

And it should also be noted that much of the militia was not combat-worthy.

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