Authors: Daniel Carroll Toomey & Charles Albert Earp
This first of a projected multi-volume project is divided into three parts. A brief chapter on mobilization explains the conversion process from peace to war and civilian to volunteer soldier. Book One — The Artillery, contains an introduction to the organization and operation of Civil War light artillery. It is followed by a narrative history of each Maryland battery. Book Two — The Cavalry uses the same format to explain the composition of a cavalry regiment. The history of each regiment and independent company follows. Where possible, photographs of soldiers who actually served in these units, as well as their weapons and equipment, have been included. Expanded captions give detailed information about the soldier or artifact included in the unit history. Many are published here for the first time. Collectively they present the faces, relics, and history of the Maryland Volunteers of 1861-1865.
Hardbound, 81/2" x 11", full color dust jacket, 176 pages, 39 illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index,