Monday, June 6, 2011

Org history of the U.S. Regulars in the Civil War

I am looking forward to receiving my copy of Clayton Newell and Charles Shrader's Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done: A History of the Regular Army in the Civil War (Univ. of Nebraska Pr, 2011). It looks like a great book, and I'm glad they went heavy on the organizational focus with a chart and table heavy reference/encyclopedic style of presentation. You can get a good sense of it with Amazon's "Inside the Book" feature. This new big book also reminds me that I never did get around to reading another large tome dealing with the Regulars, Mark Johnson's That Body of Brave Men: The U.S. Regular Infantry and The Civil War In The West (Da Capo, 2003).


  1. I'm looking forward to it, though it will leave me wanting more. There's still more than enough room for volumes on the 1st and 13th Infantry, the cavalry, and the Regulars in the further West.

    That Body of Brave Men is certainly well worth reading.

  2. 'That Body of Brave Men' is a great book. I'm really glad I have it as part of my Western Theater collection.

  3. I believe Don Caughey from the "Crossed Sabers" blog is writing a unit history of a Regular cavalry regiment (which one, I can't recall).

  4. Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done is a great book; I'm writing a review of it for the October issue of The Journal of Military History. In the meantime, by all means start making your way through That Body of Brave Men, which is another great read on the Civil War Regulars (IMHO).


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