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Civil War Unit Histories includes basic reference works on the war history of each state and features some 2,000 personal histories and other narratives, most written by Union and Confederate citizen soldiers in the home-state units that did the bulk of the fighting. The collection covers works published from 1861 to 1920 and includes a number of titles not listed in Dornbusch's work but discovered by UPA. Periodicals, bibliographies, and works published after 1920 are excluded. State adjutant general reports, included as available for each state, provide especially rich sources of genealogical data. These reports include regimental and company rosters; casualty lists with place and dates of muster in/out; information on promotions and dismissals, desertions, deaths, and the missing; and names of enlisted men receiving honors from the secretary of war. Social historians, researchers, genealogists, regional writers, and students will find this collection a unique source of information on daily life in the towns, cities, and rural areas of war-torn America in the 1860s. Military historians will find the vivid personal accounts of battles and major campaigns, camp life, skirmishes and chance encounters, and prisoner of war experiences particularly fascinating. Southern states did not encourage the compilation of regimental histories on the scale that northern states and veterans' organizations did. Some Confederate units never had a formal history published. And for many units, some valuable supplementary works were individual recollections published under such informal titles as Comrades Four, giving no clue that it deals with the First Maryland Cavalry. For these reasons and more, regimental histories for the Confederacy are particularly scattered and scarce.

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