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Classic Civil War Reference Material

References
 
The links that follow (below the image of the eagle) will take you to websites that contain widely used reference material about the American Civil War.  The Official Records Of The War Of The Rebellion are a source for a good deal of historial information including battle reports, correspondence, and a chronological record of engagements and major events.
 
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THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A COMPILATION OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.
By The United States War Department, Government Printing Office, Series I, Volumes 1-53; Series II, Volumes 1-8; Series III, Volumes 1-5; Series IV, Volumes 1-4 (1880 - 1901).
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THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A COMPILATION OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.
An alternative site for the same material as the link above in just a slightly different format.
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Dyer's Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
All of these files are in PDF format.
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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
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FOX'S REGIMENTAL LOSSES
By William F. Fox, Lt. Col., U.S.V., Regimental Losses In the American Civil War 1861-1865, Albany Publishing Company, 1889
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Index Of Civil War Naval Forces
A listing of Confederate And Union Ships.
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Era Training Manuals
 
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Scott's 1861 Military Dictionary
An Absolutely Fascinating Manual packed with information about 19th Century warfare.
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Wayne's 1850 US Sword Exercise
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McClellan's 1862 Bayonet Exercise
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Lee's 1861 CSA Volunteer's Handbook
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US 1863 Handbook Of Artillery
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Hardee's 1862 CSA Rifle And Infantry Tactics
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US 1862 Infantry Tactics
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Cooke's Cavalry Tactics USA 1862
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Lieut.-Colonel P. L. MacDougall, "The Theory of War"
Illustrated By Numerous Examples From Military History", Third Edition. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862. A British publication but it probably would have been available to, and read by, American field commanders during the Civil War.
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MANUAL OF ARMS FOR THE SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE,
BY CAPT. G.M. BARBER, Commanding 1st Battalion Ohio Sharp-Shooters, PUBLISHED, BOSTON, 1864, J.H. EASTBURN'S PRESS
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Casey's Infantry Tactics (1862)
By SILAS CASEY,Col. 4th Regt. U. S. Infantry, and Brig.-Gen. Vol., U. S. Army
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A Treatise on The Tactical Use of The Three Arms (1865)
BY FREX-COLONEL SECOND INFANTRY, CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS. NEW YORK: D. VAN NOSTRAND, ANCIS J. LIPPITT,PUBLISHER, 192 BROADWAY. 1865
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Elementary Treatise on Advanced-Guard, Out-Post and Detachment Service of Troops (1861)
BY D. H. MAHAN,, Professor of Military and Civil Engineering, and of the Science of War, in the United States Military Academy, NEW EDITION, NEW YORK: JOHN WILEY, 56 WALKER STREET, 1861
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Baxter's Volunteer Manual (1861)
By lieut. col. d. w. c. baxter, OF THE SECOND REGIMENT OF NATIONAL GUARDS, now in the service of the united states, PHILADELPHIA, PUBLISHED BY KING & BAIRD, No. 607 RANSOM STREET, 1861
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Kautz' Customs of Service for Non Commissioned Officers and Soldiers (1864)
BY AUGUST V. KAUTZ, CAPT. SIXTH U.S. CAVALRY, BRIG.-GEN. U.S. VOLUNTEERS, PHILADELPHIA, J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., 1864
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Kautz' Customs of Service for Officers of the Army (1864)
BY AUGUST V. KAUTZ, CAPT. SIXTH U.S. CAVALRY, BRIG.-GEN. U.S. VOLUNTEERS, PHILADELPHIA, J. B.LIPPINCOTT & CO., 1866
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Mahan, D. H., M.A. An Elementary Course of Civil Engineering, For the Use of Cadets of the United States Military Academy
Fourth Edition, Mostly Rewritten and Augmented with Many Additional Subjects and Plates. New York: John Wiley,1848. viii, 358. Illustrations in Text.
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A Manual of Signals: For The Use Of Signal Officers In The Field
By Albert Myer, Washington, D.C., 1864
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CAMP, GARRISON AND GUARD DUTY WITH A MODIFIED MANUAL OF ARMS FOR THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE MICHIGAN INFANTRY
By W. W. DUFFIELD. COLONEL NINTH MICHIGAN INFANTRY, DETROIT: PUBLISHED  BY WM. B. HOWE. 1861.
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Steffen's Digest of the United States Tactics (1862)
BY WILLIAM STEFFEN, AND PRESENTED TO THE FORTY-FOURTH MASS. REGIMENT. Loring Publisher, 310 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON. 1862.
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A Treatise on Field Fortification.  (1862)
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INSTRUCTION for FIELD ARTILLERY
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The Artillerists Manual
By Brig.-Gen John GIBBON, U. S. VOLS. CAPTAIN FOURTH ARTILLERY, U. S. ARMY. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863).
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Regulations And General Orders
 
The Lieber Code of 1863
GENERAL ORDERS No. 100.  INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIELD.
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Revised U.S. Army Regulations of 1861
US Government Printing Office, Washington, Published 1863
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Uniform Regulations 1864 -- United States Navy
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Other Classic Sources
 
CENSUS DATA FOR THE YEAR 1860
You can select one or more topics from the series of dropdown menus and then go to the very bottom of the page to either clear your selections and make another or go ahead and extract the data for the chosen selections. After the selections are brought up you can get a plot of the information by state.
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Library Of Congress Maps Of The Civil War
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There is a companion atlas to the "Official Records Of The War Of The Rebellion" noted at the top of this page.  The Library Of Congress link immediately above may or may not contain the images from this atlas.  However, you should be aware that the Official Records do in fact have a companion atlas.  If a free site can be found that specifically states it contains images from this atlas then the link will be added to this page.  In the meantime, the links below will direct you to websites selling CDs from this atlas.  When site #2 comes up click on your browser's EDIT/FIND menu option to search on the word "atlas"--this will locate the item quickly for you since it is not at the top of the webpage.
 
Fields Of Conflict -- The American Civil War

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