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The War of the Rebellion : a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.

Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas
Print Book, English, 1880-1901
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1880-1901
70 volumes in 128 ; 24 cm
9780918678072, 0918678072
Ser. I. v. 1-53 [serial no. 1-111] Formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the southern states, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, order and returns relating specially thereto. 1880-1898. 111 v
ser. II. v. 1-8 [serial no. 114-121] Correspondence, orders, reports and returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war and to state or political prisoners. 1894 [i.e. 1898]-1899. 8 v
ser. III. v. 1-5 [serial no. 122-126] Correspondence, orders, reports and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) note relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It embraces the reports of the Secretary of War, of the general-in-chief and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments ... 1899-1900. 5 v
ser. IV. v. 1-3 [serial no. 127-129] Correspondence, orders, reports and returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to that indicated for the Union officials, as of the third series, but including the correspondence between the Union and Confederate authorities given in that series. 1900. 3 v
[serial no. 130] General index and additions and corrections. Mr. John S. Moodey, indexer. Preface [by Elihu Root, Secretary of War]. Explanations. Synopsis of the contents of volumes. Special index for the principal armies, army corps, military divisions and departments. General index. Additions and corrections [arranged consecutively by volumes]. 1901
Found also in the House Miscellaneous documents of the 51st to the 56th Congress
Each number has special index. Inserted in each volume: Additions and corrections ... Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1902
Series 1, v. 1-53, series 3, v. 1-5, and series 4, v. 1-3 include "Alternate designations of organizations mentioned."
Vol. 54-55 of series 1 [serial no. 112-113] "have not been published, and no material for them is in hand." cf. General index, p. xi. Series 2, v. 1 [serial no. 114] with imprint 1894, was not issued until 1898
Edited in the War Records Office, 1880-July 1899; in the Record and Pension Office, July 1899-1901
Robert N. Scott compiled and edited v. 1-18, 1880-87, and also collected the greater part of the material for v. 19-36, 1887-91. After his death in 1887 the work was continued by Henry M. Lazelle, 1887-89, and by a board of publication, 1889-99, consisting of George B. Davis, 1889-97, Leslie J. Perry, 1889-99, Joseph W. Kirkley, 1889-99, and Fred C. Ainsworth, 1898-99; from 1899-1901 edited by Fred C. Ainsworth and Joseph W. Kirkley
Supplemented by: "Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. Pub. under the direction of the ... secretaries of war, by Maj. George B. Davis ... Mr. Leslie J. Perry ... Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley ... board of publication. Comp. by Capt. Calvin D. Cowles ..." (3 v. CLXXV (i.e. 178) fold. pl. (incl. illus., maps, plans) 48 x 40 cm.) published: Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1891-95. CALL NUMBER: G1201.S5U6 1891. Plates part colored. Issued in 37 parts. Assigned no. 261 of House Miscellaneous documents, v. 40, 52d Cong., 1st sess. (serial no. 2998). Document number does not appear i this copy; in other copies it appears in binder's title but not on t.p. Inserted: ... Additions and corrections ... Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1902. 2 p. 23 cm. CONTENTS: pl. 1-135c. Military operations in the field.--pl. 136-161. General topographical map.--pl. 161-171. Military divisions and departments.--pl. 172-175. Miscellaneous