Monday, January 14, 2013

Army of the Potomac OB

Darrell Collins has authored some nice studies in the cavalry raid and biographical arenas, but his next book is a pretty ambitious reference tome. The Army of the Potomac: Order of Battle, 1861-1865, with Commanders, Strengths, Losses and More will be published by McFarland this summer. It "compiles information from the Official Records to give a complete look at the numbers behind every battle and major campaign the Army of the Potomac participated in. Organized chronologically by battle, the numbers are broken down by corps, divisions, brigades and regiments. The data include commander’s names down to the regimental level, unit strengths, casualties and losses."

4 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to this one Drew. I suspect it will be very useful in my Siege of Petersburg work.

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    1. I trust he'll use more sources than the O.R. If S-B ever does something like an OB series, you should do the one for Petersburg!

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  2. We hope he does, too. We had some interest in this, and asked about it, but never heard back. A Petersburg OOB is something I have wanted to do for a long while. Why don't you do it, Drew, and we will publish it.

    Ted

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    1. Ted,
      It's a nice thought but Petersburg is way down my list of interests. I do believe that standalone OB work is important, as it is apparent that few authors do substantial independent research on them for their battle/campaign histories.

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