Orig. pub. 1908. Reprinted 1978, 1988. Print on Demand Edition 2011. (vii), 650 pp., new intro., new index. Item #105
This "classic study of Mississippi's military heritage" is the result of "a monumental task of locating, identifying, arranging, editing and publishing," performed by Dunbar Rowland, then director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. It is primarily concerned with the Civil War, but all wars and campaigns from 1803 to 1898 are included. Each war is accorded a separate chapter, then subdivided into histories of each military unit. The sources included original manuscript rolls, minutes of military boards, order books, correspondence, diaries, scrap books, official reports, military telegrams, registers of appointments, newspaper files, military service blanks, interviews with soldiers, miscellaneous collections of military papers, and printed sources. Questionnaires distributed to Mississippi's veterans yielded valuable information that would otherwise have been lost. The new index to this reprint edition makes the information easily available.