The Union Army, 1861--1865, Volume 2: Organization and Operations, the Western Theater

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9780253364548: The Union Army, 1861--1865, Volume 2: Organization and Operations, the Western Theater

""The breadth and meticulous rendering of this volume's contents, heretofore available only in widely scattered sources, mark this book as a classic of Civil War historiography.... A fundamental reference work."" -- Library Journal

""An excellent effort, this may well be the work on the Civil War, one that sets new standards for historical works."" -- Indianapolis Weekly

.."". belongs on every Civil War student's book shelf."" -- The Civil War News

""Welcher's is an extraordinary accomplishment by any measure."" -- William W. Starr, The State Columbia, S.C.

.."". should join any short shelf of well-thumbed reference tools for readers interested in Federal military forces in the East."" -- Civil War

""This impressive volume provides a complete account of the organization of all Union military divisions, departments, armies, army corps, brigades, and special commends.... very meticulous in detail of personnel and maneuvers... "" -- American Reference Books Annual

""This is one of the most outstanding reference books that has ever been published on the subject of the Union Army during the Civil War period.... a superb historical work... "" -- Infantry

.."". an ambitious and successful attempt to describe the changing organizational structure of the Union army in the East, while simultaneously placing field operations within that organizational context."" -- Blue & Gray Magazine

Frank Welcher has compiled a complete and continuous account of the organization of all Union military divisions, departments, armies, army corps, divisions, brigades, and numerous special commands. The book also describes the command of the armies of the United States, miscellaneous organizations, and battles and campaigns. An indispensable new reference book, destined to become a Civil War military classic.

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About the Author:

FRANK J. WELCHER is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Indiana University-Purdue University. He has been a passionate student of the Civil War since the age of eleven.

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Welcher continues his excellent work on the organization and operations of the Union Army (begun with Vol. 1: The Eastern Theater , LJ 5/1/89), this time focusing on the Western theater. He provides a complete account of all the military divisions, departments, field armies, army corps, and miscellaneous organizations that operated in the West during the Civil War. A complete history of each unit, detailing battles and skirmishes and listing the commanding officers in each instance, allows the reader to track its military activity. The first section of the book deals with the organizations of the various units; the second lists the battles and campaigns; and the third describes the battles and campaigns of the Western theater, noting the organization of each unit involved before the description. A comprehensive index enhances the usefulness of the book. The wealth of detailed information brought together here makes this one of the most outstanding books ever published on the Union Army during the Civil War period.
- W. Walter Wicker, Louisiana Technological Univ., Ruston
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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