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Distributed for University Press of New England

States at War, Volume 1

A Reference Guide for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the Civil War

Distributed for University Press of New England

States at War, Volume 1

A Reference Guide for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the Civil War

While many Civil War reference books exist, there is no single compendium that contains important details about the combatant states (and territories) that Civil War researchers can readily access for their work. People looking for information about the organization, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Civil War states and state governments must assemble data from a variety of sources, and many key sources remain unavailable online. This volume, the first of six, provides a crucial reference book for Civil War scholars and historians, professional or amateur, seeking information about individual states or groups of states. Its principal sources include the Official Records, state adjutant-general reports, legislative journals, state and federal legislation, federal and state executive speeches and proclamations, and the general and special orders issued by the military authorities of both governments. Designed and organized for easy use, this book can be read in two ways: by individual state, with each chapter offering a stand-alone skeletal history of an individual state’s war years, or across states, comparing reactions to the same event or solutions to the same problems.

720 pages | 7 x 10

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Table of Contents

Thematic Listing of Material • Acknowledgments • Abbreviations List • INTRODUCTION • Organization of This Book • Editorial Considerations • Reading States at War • Notes to Introduction • PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR • Notes to Principal Officers of the Department of War • CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS, BATTLES, LAWS, AND GENERAL ORDERS • Notes to Chronology • CONNECTICUT • War Geography • Economy in 1860 • Governance and Politicians • Demography • 1860 — Key Events — State Military Affairs • 1861 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1862 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1863 —Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1864 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs •1865 — Key Events — Legislative Session • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION • Recruiting, Manpower, and Casualties • Expenses, Bounties, and Debt • State Agencies and Private Aid • Notes to Chapter • Connecticut Bibliography • MAINE • War Geography • Economy in 1860 • Governance and Politicians • Demography • 1860 — Key Events — State Military Affairs • 1861 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1862 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1863 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1864 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1865 — Key Events • Legislative Sessions • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION • Recruiting, Manpower, and Casualties • Expenses, Bounties, and Debt • State Agencies and Private Aid • Notes to Chapter 2 • Maine Bibliography • MASSACHUSETTS • War Geography • Economy in 1860 • Governance and Politicians • Demography • 1860 — Key Events — State Military Affairs • 1861 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1862 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1863 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions – State Military Affairs • 1864 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1865 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION • Recruiting, Manpower, and Casualties • Expenses, Bounties, and Debt • State Agencies and Private Aid • Notes to Chapter 3 • Massachusetts Bibliography • NEW HAMPSHIRE • War Geography • Economy in 1860 • Governance and Politicians • Demography • 1860 — Key Events — State Military Affairs • 1861 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1862 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1863 — Key Events– Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 186 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1865 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION • Recruiting, Manpower, and Casualties • Expenses, Bounties, and Debt • State Agencies and Private Aid • Notes to Chapter 4 • New Hampshire Bibliography • RHODE ISLAND • War Geography • Economy in 1860 • Governance and Politicians • Demography • 1860 — Key Events — State Military Affairs • 1861 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1862 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1863 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs •1864 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1865 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION • Recruiting, Manpower, and Casualties • Expenses, Bounties, and Debt • State Agencies and Private Aid • Notes to Chapter 5 • Rhode Island Bibliography • VERMONT • War Geography • Economy in 1860 • Governance and Politicians • Demography • 1860 — Key Events — State Military Affairs • 1861 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1862 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1863 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1864 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions — State Military Affairs • 1865 — Key Events — Legislative Sessions • SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION • Recruiting, Manpower, and Casualties • Expenses, Bounties, and Debt • State Agencies and Private Aid • Notes to Chapter 6 • Vermont Bibliography • General Bibliography • Index

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