Before we get into a prolonged debate...first, as I stated in my first posting, my source for the numbers of troops by state is from "Dyer's Compendium." If you are not familiar with it, it goes by the short name, "Dyer's Compendium," because its complete title and reference is: (and I'm not going to try to edit it) "A COMPENDIUM OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION COMPILED AND ARRANGED FROM OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES REPORTS OF THE ADJUTANT GENERALS OF THE SEVERAL STATES, THE ARMY REGISTERS AND OTHER RELIABLE DOCUMENTS AND SOURCES"
BY FREDERICK H. DYER Late 7th Connecticut Volunteers
“INCLUDING IN THREE DEPARTMENTS THE MATTER AS HERE OUTLINED
“Organization of the several Military Divisions, Departments, Armies, Army Corps, Divisions, Brigades and other important commands of the United States Army formed during the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, showing the Troops assigned to each and the various Commanders of each Command from its formation to its discontinuance.
“A complete Record of the Battles, Engagements, Combats, Actions, Skirmishes and Important Operations, tabulated by States and showing the Union Troops engaged in each event. A concise History of each and every Regiment, Battery, Battalion and other Organizations mustered by the several States for service in the Union Army during the period referred to.” DES MOINES, IOWA: THE DYER PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1908.
With regard to the numbers of troops who served from each state, either I led you astray or you misinterpreted my numbers. The numbers, as stated in Dyer’s Compendium, are the TOTAL numbers of men who enlisted or were drafted from each state throughout the war years. Whether they were free men or not is irrelevant to the total numbers that served from each state. These numbers were verified by each state and the War Department so I don’t see any wiggle room.
With regard to population, as I stated the numbers I used were total population figures for the states. I probably should have gone the extra mile and gotten the figures for adult males, but I was tired after a long day.
Ir’s been an interesting intellectual exercise. Thanks.