Looting of the dead was common after battles. Soldiers from both sides would go through the pockets of the deceased looking for gold watches, currency, rounds, or food. But one of the most wanted items was good pair of shoes.
President Lincoln referred to the following cities as "the brain, heart, and bowels of the rebellion"; Richmond, Virginia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The Enfield rifled musket was the most popular shoulder arm of the Confederate troops. The .577 caliber rifle weighed over nine pounds, was 55 inches long, and was reasonably accurate to almost one thousand yards. The Confederacy imported four hundred thousand Enfield's from Britain.
General Robert E. Lee's army of sixty thousand men caused over fifty thousand casualties in the Union army's one hundred twenty thousand man forces in the defense of Richmond during the course of the Civil War.