Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Numbers and Losses in the Civil War in America, 1861-65, by Tomas Livermore. Considered the standard statistical reference for the Union and Confederate armies, this volume has been reprinted numerous times since 1900. The author presents statistics on the 62 major battles of the war closing the gap between speculation and reality through careful examination of Official Records, War Department Records, Fox’s Regimental Losses and accurately interprets enlistment records. Also available online.
Statistical Record: A Treasury of Information about the U.S. Civil War, by Frederick Phisterer. First published in the early 1880’s and long out of print, this book has been described as a remarkable compilation of useful factual information on the Civil War. In two parts, part one focuses on the numbers and organizations of the U.S. armies including chronological and alphabetical listings of all Civil War era military divisions, departments and districts, histories of army corps with dates, and commanders. Part two focuses on all U.S. general officers with dates of commission, a listing of officers entering service, a listing of deceased and an index to names. Also available online.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.