How To Do Civil War Research by Richard A. Sauers

By Richard A. Sauers

The call for by means of most of the people for brand spanking new fabric at the American Civil struggle has elevated significantly in recent times. details is being sought on initiatives starting from getting to know the wartime carrier of ancestors to extra actual info for re-enacting and wargaming, to those that are looking to test their hand at writing a Civil struggle booklet or article. for lots of, loads of time, attempt and funds is frequently wasted earlier than finding the right kind assets, and lots of by no means do locate info that may really be on hand. Dr. Richard A. Sauers has drawn upon his decades of Civil warfare examine adventure to provide this convenient advisor that might relief in virtually any Civil warfare undertaking. utilizing govt files, finding and using really expert libraries and collections, traveling battlefield websites, contacting and drawing on Civil battle curiosity firms, and making the easiest use of released collections are all coated, with many beneficial assistance. Dr. Sauers is additionally very updated on digital Civil battle assets, from net web pages to giant collections which are now to be had and infrequently more straightforward to exploit in digital shape.

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A guide to Northern material, with 114 annotated titles organized by state, unit histories, and personal reminiscences. CO Murdock, Eugene C. The Civil War in the North: A Selective Annotated Bibliography. , 1987. Listing includes books and articles on Union military, political, and social history, as well as biographies and personal reminiscences, with invaluable citations to other sources. £ 3 Nevins, Allan, et al (editors). Civil War Books: A Critical Bibliography. 2 volumes. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1969; reprint edition, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1996.

Volume 28 of this set contains history-related dissertations and includes a number of Civil War topics. Keep in mind that dissertations are only listed for those institutions which participate in UMTsprogram. 0 3 University Microfilms International. Dissertation Abstracts International. Part A: Humanities and Social Sciences. ED / 3 7 This set issues monthly listings of dissertations and abstracts, all of which can be orderedfrom UMI in paper copy or on microfilm. £ 0 Woodworth, Steven E. (editor).

Includes bibliographical citationsfor each entry and provides a cultural, social, and political overview of the Confederacy. FINDING THE INFORMATION YOU NEED / 4 5 £Q Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA, 1908; reprinted in 3 volumes, NY: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959; reprinted in 2 volumes, Dayton, OH: Press of Morningside, 1994. One of the best reference works for researching Union military units. Dyer included capsule histories of most Union regiments, batteries, and other units, as well as a list of battles, organization of Union armies, departments, and districts, and other statistical information such as numbers and losses.

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