The Costs of the War
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
In early Reconstruction, the Walla Walla Statesman joins other newspapers across the United States in reckoning the cost of the war. Editorials have been devoted to the financial cost, to the lost opportunity costs, but here to the human costs in casualties and in artificial limbs for those who survived.
The Walla Walla Statesman reports two items concerning the human toll of the Civil War.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. IV, No. 40, p. 4, col. A
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