Of duty well and faithfully done [electronic resource] : a history of the regular army in the Civil War /
Clayton R. Newell & Charles R. Shrader ; with a foreword by Edward M. Coffman.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2011.
xvii, 381 p., [18] p. of plates : ill., map ; 27 cm.
9780803219106 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2011.
9780803219106 (cloth : alk. paper)
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"Authors Newell and Shrader, both retired from the Army Center of Military History, have produced an important and useful work. The research is extensive, and their interpretations are well supported by relevant facts."Roger D. Cunningham, Journal of America's Military Past
"Clayton Newell and Charles Shrader have created the literature''s best one stop resource for the Regular Army in the Civil War."Andrew Waggenhoffer, Civil War Books and Authors
"If numbers, organization charts and statistical tables get your pulse racing, this history of the growth and development of the Regular Army during the war is for you. It will become the definitive study of an important, but too often overlooked, subject."Gordon Berg, Civil War Times
[ Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done ] is a significant and useful work that should have a place in the library of every Civil war researcher."Steven C Haack, Army History
"This is a careful examination and explanation of the army''s departments, their functions, success and failures during the war. . . . The authors have a very sure hand, presenting information in a combination of text and tables each complementing the other. The book is full of nuggets of information that are both fun and informative. . . . If you wish to understand how the army worked, this is the book for you."Brett Schulte, TOCWOC
'This is an absolutely essential work for any serious student of the military aspects of the Civil war or the history of the U.S. Army and of American warmaking."A. A. Nofi, Strategy Page
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A comprehensive study of the Regular Army in the Civil War, this title focuses primarily on the organizational history of the Regular Army and how it changed as an institution during the war, to emerge afterward as a reorganized and permanently expanded force.
Main Description
On the eve of the Civil War, the Regular Army of the United States was small, dispersed, untrained for large-scale operations, and woefully unprepared to suppress the rebellion of the secessionist states. Although the Regular Army expanded significantly during the war, reaching nearly sixty-seven thousand men, it was necessary to form an enormous army of state volunteers that overshadowed the Regulars and bore most of the combat burden. Nevertheless, the Regular Army played several critically important roles, notably providing leaders and exemplars for the Volunteers and managing the administration and logistics of the entire Union Army. In this first comprehensive study of the Regular Army in the Civil War, Clayton R. Newell and Charles R. Shrader focus primarily on the organizational history of the Regular Army and how it changed as an institution during the war, to emerge afterward as a reorganized and permanently expanded force. The eminent, award-winning military historian Edward M. Coffman provides a foreword.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
The Regular Army on the Eve of the Civil Warp. 1
The Role of the Regular Army in American Societyp. 1
The U.S. Army before April 12, 1861p. 3
The Staff Departments, April 1861p. 6
The Line of the Army, April 1861p. 8
Stationing of the Army, January 1861p. 8
Conclusionp. 13
Regular Army Leaders and Personnel
Headquarters of the Armyp. 17
Commander in Chiefp. 17
Secretary of Warp. 19
General in Chiefp. 24
Formulation of Strategyp. 30
Direction of Operationsp. 34
Civilian Personnel of the War Departmentp. 35
The Army Budget, 1861-1865p. 36
Conclusionp. 37
Regular Army Personnel, 1861-1865p. 39
Decision to Keep the Regular Army Intactp. 39
Expansion of the Regular Army, 1861-1865p. 40
Temporary Regularsp. 43
Enlisted Personnelp. 44
Officersp. 48
Losses of Personnelp. 58
Conclusionp. 62
The Staff Departments
Overviewp. 67
Evolution of the Staff Departments to 1861p. 67
Expansion of the Staff Departmentsp. 69
Staff Officers in the Fieldp. 69
Staff Enlisted Personnel in the Fieldp. 71
Common Challenges and Common Solutionsp. 72
Conclusionp. 83
The Administrative Departmentsp. 85
Adjutant General's Departmentp. 85
Inspector General's Departmentp. 90
Judge Advocate General's Departmentp. 94
Pay Departmentp. 98
Temporary Bureausp. 104
Conclusionp. 107
Subsistence Departmentp. 109
Mission and Functionsp. 109
Leadershipp. 109
Personnelp. 110
Organizationp. 111
Operations and Issuesp. 112
Challenges and Achievementsp. 118
Ordnance Departmentp. 119
Mission and Functionsp. 119
Leadershipp. 119
Personnelp. 121
Organizationp. 122
Operations and Issuesp. 127
Challenges and Achievementsp. 135
Quartermaster's Departmentp. 139
Mission and Functionsp. 139
Leadershipp. 140
Personnelp. 141
Organizationp. 142
Operations and Issuesp. 151
Challenges and Achievementsp. 161
Medical Departmentp. 163
Mission and Functionsp. 163
Leadershipp. 164
Personnelp. 166
Organizationp. 168
Operations and Issuesp. 177
Challenges and Achievementsp. 188
The Army in the Field
Transition to Warp. 193
Army Life on the Eve of the Warp. 194
Confrontation in the Eastp. 196
Surrender in Texasp. 198
Events in the Westp. 200
Adding More Regularsp. 203
The First Big Battlep. 205
War Begins in the Westp. 210
A Year of Transitionp. 213
The Infantryp. 215
Regimental Colonelsp. 218
The Old Regimentsp. 219
The New Regimentsp. 223
Casualtiesp. 227
Valverde, February 1862p. 227
The Regular Infantry Division in the Eastp. 230
The Regular Infantry Brigade in the Westp. 237
Regular Infantry in the Warp. 242
The Cavalryp. 245
Regimental Colonelsp. 245
Regimentsp. 247
Casualtiesp. 252
Cavalry Horsesp. 252
Cavalry with the Army of the Potomacp. 252
The Army of the Shenandoahp. 260
The Last Campaign, 1865p. 262
Regular Cavalry in the Warp. 263
The Artilleryp. 265
Artillery in the Mexican Warp. 265
Regimental Colonelsp. 266
Regimentsp. 267
Casualtiesp. 271
Gunsp. 271
Artillery Horsesp. 272
Horse Artilleryp. 273
Artillery in the Army of the Potomacp. 274
Gettysburg, July 1863p. 278
Other Union Army Artilleryp. 281
Shiloh, April 1862p. 281
Regular Artillery in the Warp. 282
The Fighting Bureausp. 285
Corps of Engineersp. 285
Signal Corpsp. 292
Reflections on the Regular Army in the Civil Warp. 303
Transition to Peacep. 304
ôThe Efficient Discharge of Dutyöp. 306
ôThe Performance of Gallant Deedsöp. 308
An Epitaph for the Regular Armyp. 312
Appendix: Selected Acts of Congress Pertaining to the Regular Armyp. 315
Notesp. 321
Glossary of Acronyms Used in the Textp. 367
Selected Bibliographyp. 369
Indexp. 377
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