Part II: The Soldiers’ Perspective

Private William Baxter Ott of Co. I, 4th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform with musket

Private William Baxter Ott of Co. I, 4th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform with musket

Part II of our Civil War collection, The Soldiers’ Perspective, provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day actions of the troops themselves primarily in the form of regimental histories.

Usually written by an individual, but sometimes compiled by a committee, these books were published after the war to document what actually happened. While some battle and war narratives are included, the focus was primarily on the individual rather than on regimental action.

Additional contents include rosters and muster lists containing the names of those killed, wounded and missing in action.  All Union regiments are represented.

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  1. Annals of the Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry
  2. Claremont war history: April, 1861, to April, 1865
  3. Disaster, struggle, triumph : the adventures of 1000 “boys in blue,” from August, 1862, to June, 1865
  4. The Fifth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. A history compiled from diaries and official reports, by Edwin E. Marvin … Published for the Reunion Association of the regiment
  5. The First Regiment New Hampshire
  6. Historical sketch of the old Sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, during its three campaigns in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 : Containing the history of the several companies previous to 1861, and the name and military record of each man connected with the regiment during the war, by John W. Hanson, chaplain
  7. History of the 104th Pennsylvania regiment, from August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864
  8. The history, civil, political and military, of the southern rebellion : from its incipient stages to its close ; comprehending, also, all important state papers, ordinances of secession, proclamations, proceedings of Congress, official reports…
  9. History of the Confederate States navy from its organization to the surrender of its last vessel. Its stupendous struggle with the great navy of the United States; the engagements fought in the rivers and harbors of the South, and upon the high seas privateer history, by J. Thomas Scharf
  10. History of the Corn exchange regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, from their first engagement at Antietam to Appomattox. To which is added a record of its organization and a complete roster. Fully illustrated with maps, portraits, and over one hundred illustrations
  11. History of the Eighteenth regiment Conn. volunteers in the war for the Union, by Chaplain Wm. C. Walker
  12. A history of the Eighth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers including its service as infantry, Second N. H. Cavalry, and Veteran Battalion in the Civil War of 1861-1865, covering a period of three years, ten months, and nineteen days
  13. The history of the Fifteenth Connecticut volunteers in the war for the defense of the Union, 1861-1865, by Sheldon B. Thorpe
  14. History of the Fifteenth Regiment, Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, from October, 1861, to August, 1865, when disbanded at the end of the war
  15. A history of the fifth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, in the American Civil War, 1861-1865
  16. History of the Fifth Regiment of Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, during three years and a half of service in North Carolina. January 1862-June 1865
  17. History of the First Connecticut Artillery and of the siege trains of the armies operating against Richmond, 1862-1865
  18. History of the First Maine cavalry, 1861-1865, by Edward P. Tobie, published by the First Maine cavalry association
  19. A history of the First regiment of Massachusetts cavalry volunteers, by Benjamin W. Crowninshield … With roster and statistics by D. H. L. Gleason … For the First Massachusetts cavalry association
  20. History of the First – Tenth – Twenty-ninth Maine regiment. In service of the United States from May 3, 1861, to June 21, 1866, by Major John M. Gould, with the
  21. History of the Tenth Me. battalion, by Rev. Leonard
  22. History of the Forty-Second Regiment Infantry : Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862, 1863, 1864, by Charles P. Bosson
  23. A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War, by William Schouler
  24. History of the Ninety-sixth regiment, Illinois volunteer infantry, pub. Under the auspices of the Historical society of the regiment…
  25. History of the Ninth and Tenth Regiments Rhode Island Volunteers, and the Tenth Rhode Island Battery, in the Union Army in 1862
  26. The history of the Ninth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Second Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, June, 1861-June, 1864, by Daniel George Macnamara
  27. History of the Ninth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion
  28. History of the Ninth Regiment N.Y.S.M. — N.G.S.N.Y. (Eighty-Third N.Y. Volunteers) 1845-1888
  29. History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps: a complete record of the organization; and of the different companies, regiments and brigades; containing descriptions of expeditions, marches, skirmishes, and battles; together with biographical sketches of officers and personal records of each man during his term of service. Compiled from official reports and other documents
  30. History of the Philadelphia Brigade : Sixty-Ninth, Seventy-First, Seventy-Second, and One Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers
  31. History of the Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers its camps, marches and battles, by Martin A. Haynes
  32. History of the Seventeenth regiment
  33. History of the Seventh Regiment, National Guard, State of New York, during the war of the rebellion: with a preliminary chapter on the origin and early history of the regiment, a summary of its history since the war, and a roll of honor, comprising brief sketches of the services rendered by members of the regiment in the Army and Navy of the United States
  34. History of the Sixteenth regiment
  35. History of the Sixtieth Regiment New York State Volunteers
  36. History of the Thirty-Seventh Regiment, Mass. Volunteers, in the Civil War of 1861-1865 : with a comprehensive sketch of the doings of Massachusetts as a state, and of the principal campaigns of the war
  37. History of the Twelfth regiment, New Hampshire volunteers in the war of the rebellion, by Capt. A.W. Bartlett, historian Twelfth regiment association
  38. Indiana’s roll of honor
  39. The Irish Ninth in bivouac and battle
  40. Maine in the war for the union: a history of the part borne by Maine troops in the suppression of the American rebellion, by William E.S. Whitman, and Charles H. True
  41. Massachusetts in the rebellion : a record of the historical position of the commonwealth, and the services of the leading statesmen, the military, the colleges, and the people, in the civil war of 1861-65, by P. C. Headley
  42. Memorabilia of the marches and battles in which the One hundredth regiment of Indiana infantry volunteers took an active part
  43. Michigan in the war, compiled by Jno
  44. The military and civil history of Connecticut during the war of 1861-65. Comprising a detailed account of the various regiments and batteries, through march, encampment, bivouac, and battle: also instances of distinguished personal gallantry…
  45. The military history of Wisconsin, a record of the civil and military patriotism of the state, in the war for the union, with a history of the campaigns in which Wisconsin soldiers have been conspicuous–regimental histories–sketches of distinguished officers–the roll of the illustrious dead–movements of the legislature and state officers, etc
  46. Narrative of military operations, directed, during the late war between the states, by Joseph E. Johnston
  47. New Jersey and the rebellion: a history of the services of the troops and people of New Jersey in aid of the Union cause
  48. Ohio in the war: her statesmen, her generals, and soldiers, Vols. 1-2
  49. The old Sixth Regiment : its war record, 1861-5, by Charles K. Cadwell
  50. “Ours” : Annals of 10th regiment, Massachusetts volunteers in the rebellion, edited by Captain Joseph Keith Newell
  51. Record of the service of the Forty-fourth Massachusetts volunteer militia in North Carolina, August 1862 to May 1863
  52. Reminiscences of the war of the rebellion 1861-1865
  53. Report on the organization and campaigns of the Army of the Potomac : to which is added an account of the campaign in western Virginia, with plans of battle-fields, by George B. McClellan
  54. The Second Rhode Island Regiment : a narrative of military operations in which the regiment was engaged from the beginning to the end of the war for the Union
  55. Services of the Tenth New York Volunteers (National Zouaves) in the War of the Rebellion
  56. The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the war of the rebellion
  57. The Seventy-Ninth Highlanders, New York Volunteers in the war of rebellion, 1861-1865
  58. A short history of the war of secession, 1861-1865, by Rossiter Johnson
  59. Sketches of war history, 1861-1865;papers read before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Vols. 1-3
  60. Stamford soldiers’ memorial, by Rev. E.B. Huntington
  61. The story of the Fifteenth regiment
  62. The story of the Fifty-fifth regiment Illinois volunteer infantry in the civil war, 1861-1865
  63. The story of the Thirty eighth regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, by George W. Powers
  64. The Third New Hampshire and all about
  65. Three years in the army. : The story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers from July 16, 1861, to August 1, 1864, by Charles E. Davis, Jr
  66. The three years’ service of the Thirty-third Mass. infantry regiment 1862-1865
  67. Union portraits, by Gamaliel Bradford
  68. Vermont in the Civil War : a history of the part taken by the Vermont soldiers and sailors in the war for the Union, 1861-5, Vols. 1-2
  69. Wisconsin in the war of the rebellion; a history of all regiments and batteries the state has sent to the field, and deeds of her citizens, governors and other military officers, and state and national legislators to suppress the rebellion
  70. Women of the war : their heroism and self-sacrifice, by Frank Moore
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