Colonels in Blue

Colonels in Blue

Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee : A Civil War Biographical Dictionary

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Baker & Taylor
"This book is the fifth volume in a series documenting the colonels of the Civil War Union army who did not advance beyond that rank. Colonels who commanded regiments from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee are presented. A biographical sketch of each is included, providing a synopsis of each one's Civil War service and details of their life history"--

& Co Inc Pub

This biographical dictionary documents the Union army colonels who commanded regiments from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Entries are arranged first by state and then by regiment, and provide a biographical sketch of each colonel focusing on his Civil War service. Many of the colonels covered herein never rose above that rank, failing to win promotion to brigadier general or brevet brigadier general, and have therefore received very little scholarly attention prior to this work.

Book News
Hunt, a retired software engineer who has written other books on Union colonels from various states, presents a biographical dictionary of Union army colonels who commanded regiments in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and failed to be promoted to brigadier general or brevet brigadier general. Organized by state and regiment, the entries consist of biographical sketches of colonels and their Civil War service that include information on their birth and death dates, education, participation in other wars, occupation, burial place, ranks in the army, battle honors, and other details, as well as black and white photos. Preceding the entries is a breakdown by regiment of all the colonels who commanded regiments in each state, with their name and dates of service, including colonels promoted beyond that rank. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014
ISBN: 9780786473182
Branch Call Number: 973.741 H914ci
Characteristics: xi, 246 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm


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