Battles, Engagements, Actions, Skirmishes and Expeditions of the American Civil War, 1861-66: A Comprehensive List of Conflicts on Land and at Sea

Battles, Engagements, Actions, Skirmishes and Expeditions of the American Civil War, 1861-66: A Comprehensive List of Conflicts on Land and at Sea

by Theodore D. Strickler

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A guide to the conflicts for the Union



This book has a curious pedigree. During the U.S. Grant administration, the Secretary of War instructed the Corps of Clerks to compile a thorough and complete catalogue of all the engagements of the late American Civil War-irrespective of their magnitude. The work was duly completed, published in small edition and a copy was presented by the Adjutant-General to the Secretary of War who, upon receiving it, promptly checked its pages for a minor incident in which he had been involved only to discover that it was notably absent! It was from this rather embarrassing foundation that this book (oddly titled in its original edition 'When and Where We Met Each Other on Shore or Afloat' ) was conceived and, after much research, published. The task was a daunting one and the book occupied its author, Theodore D. Strickler, for over a decade as he examined official and other reliably authentic sources. Of course, all the well known battles are recorded here, but also included are the hundreds of minor affairs including scouting parties, skirmishes and raids. Strickler had the advantage of living witnesses to authenticate his findings and at the time of its original publication the book claimed to be the most complete compilation of its kind. The principal body of the text is in list form and the Leonaur edition has faithfully reproduced this in its original form for the sake of authenticity. All other text-which includes a piece on unit insignia-has been newly typeset. By virtue of its extreme thoroughness this book will be invaluable to all serious students of the American Civil War.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782821694
Publisher: Oakpast
Publication date: 07/14/2013
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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