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Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army

Heitman, Francis B.

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ISBN 10: 0942211731 / ISBN 13: 9780942211733
Published by Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.A.: Olde Soldier Books, Incorporated, 1988
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1988 reprint of the 1903 edition, 2 volumes 2 volume set, 1069 and 626 pages. Hardcover. The most extensive coverage of Civil War Officers as well as every regular officer who served during the period of 1783 to 1903. It contains hundreds of brief biographies, many biographies of now obscure figures. It also contains synopsis information on the regular army units of this period with a listing of the Field Grade Officers and their service. It has a synopsis history of the various army departments and bureaus and the officers who served in those departments with a list of all General officers and their service date in that rank. Vol. II contains a variety of useful information such as army organization tables; army strength from 1789 through 1902; battles, actions, C.S. general officers; contract surgeons, etc. This work coupled with the Volunteer Army Register and list of officers of the U.S. Navy and of the Marine Corps, 1775-1900 gives a comprehensive coverage of all the officers who served in the Civil War Regular Army, Navy and volunteers. (ISBN: 0-942211-73-1). Bookseller Inventory # CW1690

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Title: Historical Register and Dictionary of the ...

Publisher: Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.A.: Olde Soldier Books, Incorporated

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This is a complete list of commissioned officers of the U.S. from the organization of the Army, September 29, 1789, to the year of the list's original publication in 1903, giving the officers' full names and showing their services as cadets and all services as officers or enlisted men, either in the regular or volunteer service. The heart of the work, Part II, an alphabetical listing of the officers, runs to some 60,000 entries. Each entry contains a brief paragraph on the officer giving his state or country where born, state from which originally appointed, date of induction, rank, date of discharge, promotions, medals, battles participated in, and, in about a fifth of the entries, date of death after leaving the Army. This monumental book is actually a lot more than a listing of the officer corps, as crucial as that is. Rather, it is a handbook on the men, events, and terminology of American military life during the years of its coverage.

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