Sunday, April 29, 2018

Book News: The Army of the Cumberland

Later this summer, another volume in Darrell Collins's Civil War army reference series is scheduled to be released from McFarland. The books trace over time the composition, strength, and casualties of the principal eastern and western theater armies of both sides. Collins started it all with The Army of the Potomac: Order of Battle, 1861-1865, with Commanders, Strengths, Losses and More (2013), but the follow-on books [The Army of Northern Virginia: Organization, Strength, Casualties 1861-1865 (2015) and The Army of Tennessee: Organization, Strength, Casualties, 1862-1865 (2017)] to an even greater degree squeezed all they could out of the limited source material used (mostly the O.R.).

Next up is The Army of the Cumberland: Organization, Strength, Casualties, 1862-1865 (August 2018), and if the established pattern holds true we should get an Army of the Tennessee treatment in a year or two.

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