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ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:21 pm
by PaulPatrick
Any recommendations for good sources on numbers of troops in infantry regiments?

Thanks. Paul.

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:36 pm
by Friedrich August I.
PaulPatrick wrote:Any recommendations for good sources on numbers of troops in infantry regiments?

Thanks. Paul.
Hi Paul,
Depends mostly on what Battle OOB you have in mind.
For my suuuuuuuuper tiny...Corps....I used different sources, mostly books:

"From Manassas to Appomatox" James Longstreet
"Gray Fox" Burke Davis
"Memoirs of Robert E. Lee" A.L.Long
to name a few.

Also, if you have made up your mind you can visit various websites of the ACW National Park Service as most of them have very extensive Army Lists on their Websites.
Like this here
https://www.nps.gov/frsp/learn/historyc ... -corps.htm
or
http://antietam.aotw.org/index.php

Hope that helps a bit

G√ľnter

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:39 pm
by PaulPatrick
Thanks Gunter, some good tips. Paul.

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:06 pm
by Glorfindel
You might also find this page useful :

http://www.civil-war.net/

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:58 am
by PaulPatrick
A good link. Many thanks. Paul.

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:27 pm
by j1mwallace
Paul, do you have any particular regiments , battles or campaigns in mind.
To give you an idea of how in depth you can go ,North Carolina has just published a 19!! volume set on individual unit strength and history for the entire war . a snip at $960.

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:15 am
by PaulPatrick
Morning Jim,

I would love the Carolina volumes....but maybe at a later date. :wink:

I'm looking at 1861-63. The majority of units are New York,with Irish connections,plus Marsena Patrick's(Distant relative)New York Brigade at Antietam.

Others include 9/28/29 Mass. 69/116 Penn. 23/90 Illinois. 35 Indiana. 17 Wisconsin. 9 Conn.

On the Confederate side; all the Louisiana brigades plus 10th Tennessee.

I've got a lot of detail but always looking for more on muster strengths.

Cheers. Paul

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:03 am
by Friedrich August I.
Well Paul,

Now we're getting somewhere:-)

http://antietam.aotw.org/officers.php?unit_id=87

New York..great source:
https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/
New York Units:
http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war_us/ne ... dex.htm#25

Irish Background?
Georgia Units too? Like Cobb's GA Legion?
In case of...
http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html#5

10th Tennessee
http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/tenne ... _tenn.html

Re: ACW Source recommendations for Regt infantry strengths?

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:49 am
by PaulPatrick
Once again,many thanks Gunter! Paul