Friday, May 22, 2009

Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army

New genealogy book at the Glenview Public Library:

Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, From Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 by Francis B. Heitman.

This 2-volume set contains names of presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries of war, showing their date and place of birth and death, and period of service. General officers and volunteers are arranged by grade and rank, with period of service. There is a chrtonological roster of chiefs, names of officers who have received awards, and tables showing promotions. There are also detailed listings for officers showinig awards, dates, etc., including those who joined the army of the CSA. Other lists cover statistics about various wars; alphabetical and chronological lists of wars and engagements; lists of places such as cemeteries, forts, reservations, camps, etc.;' and tables showing changes in strength and organization.

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