Major General Lew Wallace's Shoulder Straps

Date:
C. 1860s

In the United States Army, the two stars on each of the straps represent the rank of Major General. Lew Wallace commanded the Union soldiers at the Battle of Monocacy.

Location:
4801 Urbana Pike,Maryland,Frederick,21704
Identifier:
2011.0123.0006
Institution:
Monocacy National Battlefield

Revised United States Army Regulations Of 1861

Date:
1863
Creator:
United States War Department
Publisher/Studio:
Evansville, IN: Crescent City Sutler

Official regulations approved in 1861 by Simon Cameron, Secretary of War.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 8.5", 594 p.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

1865 Customs Of Service For Non-commissioned Officers And Soldiers, The

Date:
2001
Creator:
Kautz, August V.
Publisher/Studio:
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books

Kautz was a German immigrant who served in the Mexican War as a private, graduated from West Point in 1852 and served on the American frontier before becoming a General of volunteers in the Civil War and commanding large cavalry formations during the Petersburg and Appomattox operations. He served for 40 years in the West until retiring in 1892. This handbook gives a comprehensive view of the army's organization in 1865 from the perspective of men in the ranks.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 4" x 5.5", 303 p.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Army of the Potomac: Birth of Command, A Wide-Ranging Study of The Army's Leaders and Their Decisions

Date:
2002
Creator:
Beatie, Russel H.
Publisher/Studio:
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press

This is the first volume in a series. This was originally completed in 1961. The author is a trial attorney in New York City and wrote these books in his spare time. Nonetheless, this book is exhaustively researched and based entirely on primary sources. It attempts to give us a fresh understanding of the leaders of the army and the political forces that shaped their decisions.

Description (physical):

Hardback, 636p with index, 6" x 9.5"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

A History Of The Sixth Iowa Infantry

Date:
1923
Creator:
Wright, Henry H.
Publisher/Studio:
Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa

A detailed history of one of Iowa's most famous Civil War regiments compiled mostly by one of only eight men who were with the regiment from the time it was formed in 1861 until it was mustered out in 1865. Presented to Pamplin Historical Park by Charles S. Holtz on 4/21/04: In Honor of Major David J. McCoy by his Great and Great-Great Grandson - Charles S. and Roland A. Holtz Mr. Holtz notes that he learned 3 things in reading this book: 1. The devotion of his troops to General Sherman (also exemplified by the fact that my great grand-father named his first son Sherman). 2. The frequency of rations consisting only of hardtack. 3. Union soldiers at times marched without shoes.

Description (physical):

Hardback, 539pp with index, 6" x 9.5"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Army Of The Potomac: Mcclellan Takes Command

Date:
2004
Creator:
Beatie, Russel H.
Publisher/Studio:
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press

This is the second volume in a series whose first volume appeared in 1961 (Road to Manassas: The Growth of Union Command in the Eastern Theater from the Fall of Fort Sumter to the First Battle of Bull Run). The author is a trial attorney in New York City and wrote these books in his spare time. Nonetheless, this book is exhaustively researched and based entirely on primary sources. It attempts to give us a fresh understanding of the leaders of the army and the political forces that shaped their decisions. This volume covers just the six months between the First Bull Run and McClellan's preparations for the Peninsula Campaign. The author believes McClellan "more sinned against than sinning" in a departure from much current historical thought.

Description (physical):

Hardback, 636p with index, 6" x 9.5"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Civil War Weapons: Small Arms And Artillery Of The Blue And Gray

Date:
1962
Creator:
C.B. Colby
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Coward-McCann
Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
UF523.C6, LCCN: 62018258
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

The Illustrated Directory Of Uniforms, Weapons, And Eqipment Of The Civil War

Date:
2001
Creator:
David Miller (Editor)
Publisher/Studio:
Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing

Illustrated directory of arms and equipment used by Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War.

Description (physical):

Paperback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
UC23 1861-65. 143 B, LCCN: 2005416029
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Dictionary Of Transports And Combatant Vessels Steam And Sail Employed By The Union Army, 1861-1868

Date:
1995
Creator:
Charles Dana Gibson and E. Kay Gibson
Publisher/Studio:
Camden, ME: Ensign Press

Dictionary, w/ overview histories, of vessels employed by the US Army during the Civil War.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
VA61.G53, LCCN: 95-61973
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Illustrated Directory Of Uniforms, Weapons, And Equipment Of The Civil War

Date:
2001
Creator:
David Miller (editor)
Publisher/Studio:
Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing

Illustrated directory of arms and equipment used by Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War.

Description (physical):

Paperback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
UC23 1861-65 .I43, LCCN: 2005416029
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum