This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The history of Sykes' Regular Infantry Division chronicles the hitherto unknown career of the Regular U.S. Infantry troops who fought in the eastern theater of the Civil War. Despite regional prejudice, recruitment difficulties, and ghastly casualties, the Regular Division formed the backbone of the Army of the Potomac, setting an enviable example for the volunteer regiments. Under the command of General George Sykes, the division figured prominently in the battles of Gaines' Mill, Second Manassas, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. At Gettysburg half their number were casualties. By 1864, the division had been fought to near extinction, prompting their removal from the field. As professionals their service spanned the years both before and following the war, but never received the level of recognition comparable to that of the volunteer army.Appendices include tables of regimental representation by companies stating when each joined or left the division; orders of battle by companies for eachengagement; Medals of Honor awarded; classification of officers; Roll of Honor; and regimental casualties by engagement. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The state volunteers have been abundantly (even excessively) celebrated as have the regular artillery and cavalry of the Civil War. This is a history to redress the past neglect of the regular infantry. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Descrizione libro McFarland & Company, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110899504477
Descrizione libro McFarland & Company, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0899504477