That Body of Brave Men: The U.S. Regular Infantry and the Civil War in the West

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Using old regimental records from the Civil War, as well as diaries and letters, Mark W. Johnson has unearthed a wealth of new material about this long-neglected topic: he covers every unit and every battle in compelling narrative and exhaustive detail and reaches some surprising conclusions about the significant role these troops played in the Union's eventual victory.

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Overview

Using old regimental records from the Civil War, as well as diaries and letters, Mark W. Johnson has unearthed a wealth of new material about this long-neglected topic: he covers every unit and every battle in compelling narrative and exhaustive detail and reaches some surprising conclusions about the significant role these troops played in the Union's eventual victory.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780306812460
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Pages: 548
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 2.22 (d)

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Mark W. Johnson is a Major in the U.S. Army and doctoral candidate in history at the State University of New York at Albany. He lives in Bennington, Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Texas, 1861
Pt. 1 The Regular Battalions in the Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862
Ch. 1 The New Regular Regiments: "The Regiment Will Make You Feel At Home" 3
Ch. 2 Mill Springs and Nashville: "The Wild Eye of the Colonel" 61
Ch. 3 The Battle of Shiloh: "You'll Catch Regular Hell Today!" 95
Ch. 4 The Corinth Campaign: "Be Proud to Call Themselves Regulars" 126
Ch. 5 The Kentucky Campaign: "March & March and Never Have a Winning Fight" 181
Pt. 2 The Regular Brigade in the Army of the Cumberland, 1862-1865
Ch. 6 The Battle of Stones River: "That Body of Brave Men" 245
Ch. 7 The Middle Tennessee Campaign: "No Regular Soldier Ever Forgets" 312
Ch. 8 The Battle of Chickamauga: "Kill and Be Damned!" 373
Ch. 9 The Chattanooga Campaign: "You Know How the Regulars Are" 425
Ch. 10 The Atlanta Campaign: "No Troops Ever Fought Better" 483
Ch. 11 Lookout Mountain: "The Character of the Regulars Must Certainly Suffer" 547
Epilogue: "We Are Few in Number, a Small Band of Comrades" 589
App. A Regimental Strength and Battle Casualties 646
App. B Orders of Battle 648
App. C Unpublished Reports 662
App. D Colonels of Regiments 668
Notes 670
Bibliogrpahy 721
Credits 734
Index 736
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