Monday, January 4, 2016

Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg

The avocational obsessive can bring a great deal to the table when it comes to Civil War studies. John Busey has teamed up with David Martin for four editions of their reference classic Regimental Strengths and Losses at Gettysburg and he's also authored a burial register for the Gettysburg National Cemetery. In 2011, McFarland published John and Travis Busey's Union Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, a colossal 3-volume guide rather marvelous in its breadth.

This summer, we'll see the other side of the equation with the Buseys's Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record (McFarland, June 2016). It will contain:
"information on 24,000 Confederate soldiers killed, wounded or captured at the Battle of Gettysburg. Casualties are listed by state and unit, in many cases with specifics regarding wounds, circumstances of casualty, military service, genealogy and physical descriptions. Detailed casualty statistics are given in tables for each company, battalion and regiment, along with brief organizational information for many units. Appendices cover Confederate and Union hospitals that treated Southern wounded and Federal prisons where captured Confederates were interned after the battle. Original burial locations are provided for many Confederate dead, along with a record of disinterments in 1871 and burial locations in three of the larger cemeteries where remains were reinterred. A complete name index is included."

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