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Regimental Losses in the American Civil War (1861-1865) (download)
Regimental Losses in the American Civil War (1861-1865) (download)
Product Code: US0221-DL
Number of CDs: 0
Author: William F. Fox
Pages: 603
Pub. Date: (1889) 2006
ISBN: 1933828412
File Size: 53,638,521 bytes
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William Fox has created a massive reference work, which brings together in one place statistics on all those killed on the Union side in the Civil War. By cross-referencing the data in various ways, the author provides many useful insights on the course of the war and the ways that men might die.   

This book was prepared as the government was compiling the massive, multi-volume Official Records of the war. By arranging the data in different ways, Fox has made this volume an essential companion volume to the Official Records, providing an easy way to determine where the regiments fit into the higher level of brigade, division and corps, and which battles the regiments participated in.

The information is arranged by battle, by state and in various other ways. A chapter on "Muster-out Rolls" provides many specific records of how individual, named men died, whether on the battlefield, in prison, in hospital, or by accident.

The core of the volume, consuming half the pages and justifying the main title, is Chapter X, "Three Hundred Fighting Regiments - Statistics and Historical Sketch of Each." This chapter collects detailed information on those regiments with the highest number (or the highest percentage) of those killed in action or who died of other causes related to action. One page is devoted to each regiment, listing first the place of the regiment in the order of battle, and the successive commanders of each regiment. This is followed by a company-by-company compilation of the numbers of those "killed and died of wounds" and of those who "died [of] disease, accidents, in prison, &c." Next comes a list of the number of "killed & mortally wounded" in each battle in which the regiment fought. The page concludes with a series of notes, usually arranged in chronological order.

Summary by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
for Archive CD Books USA

The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

The comprehensive book also provides :
- a complete chronological list of Civil War battles, with the official figures for the casualties in each.
- a complete historical sketch of each corps.
- records of colored troops, including the history, organization, and official figures for their losses, by regiments and engagements.
- losses in the Navy, with list of naval engagements, showing loss on each vessel.
- the number of deaths in military prisons.
- the percentage of deaths from wounds.
- the proportion of wounded to killed.
- the loss in officers, with proportion of loss to that of enlisted men.
- a list of Union generals killed
- losses among Surgeons, Quartermasters and non-combatants
- a list of Chaplains killed in battle
- the number of deaths in each arm of the service—cavalry, artillery and infantry.
- losses in the Regular Army, by regiments.
- the age, height and weight of American soldiers, with other important anthropological statistics.
- the aggregate of deaths during the war, with classified causes.
- the total number of enlistments .
- the strength of the army at various dates, present and absent.
- the number of men furnished by each State.
- the percentage of military population furnished by each State.
- the number and percentage of loss of each State, by battle, and by disease or other causes.
- the number of drafted men and substitutes
- the number of commutations, etc.

The final chapter deals with the losses in the Confederate Army and Navy, including:
- leading Confederate regiments in point of loss, at each battle.
- a list of Confederate generals killed
- the strength of Confederate Armies
- the number of Confederate regiments from each State
- the total Confederate loss.
- the military population of Confederate States in 1861.
- losses in Confederate Navy, by vessels and engagements, etc.

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