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Civil War Volunteer Sons of Connecticut Paperback – August 25, 2002
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That having been said, I found some errors, or perhaps decisions made intentionally, by the author that were rather perplexing. I work in a historical library in Hartford, Connecticut, and have the luxury of access to the 1889 Records of Connecticut Men in the War of the Rebellion on a daily basis. Not knowing this book existed, and being very interested in the data surrounding Connecticut troops in the Civil War, I compiled a series of spreadsheets and Word documents with each Regiment's service record, including all its battle and losses sustained in each...very similar to what Mr. Hines has done in his book. Having done so, I am quite perplexed that, using the very same primary source as I did, Mr. Hines either did not or chose not to include a statistical category for men fatally wounded in a given engagement. The exclusion of this category only makes sense (to me), if you include the number of mortally wounded men with the killed in action, since death was the result of the wound even if it did not come on the field itself. Mr. Hines includes the fatally wounded along with the wounded, and does not specify how many of the wounded died of them, leading the reader to believe that all of these wounded men survived their wounds. For example:
Hines lists the 16th Connecticut Volunteers as losing 44 men killed at the Battle of Antietam, with 1 man missing, and 159 wounded.Read more ›
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This book was a gift to my Civil War buff. Since we live in CT, he was very happy to receive it!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a one-of-a-kind reference book for any serious researcher of Connecticut Civil War history. A historian or advanced Civil War reader will find himself picking up this book... Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Thomas J. Turick