In this second issue of Civil War Regiments, we're pleased to present the stories of two more units under whose flags the American landscape "turned red" during the fraticidal bloodbath of the "Late Unpleasantness." This issue includes:
Duryee's Zouaves: The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry
"Boys, Won't I Make a Fine Looking Corpse?"
"I Hardly Have the Heart to Write These Few Lines . . ."
Rackensacker Raiders: Crawford's First Arkansas Cavalry
"Our Noblest and Best Spirits Have Lain Down Their Lives . . ."
The Preservation Report
The Classic Regimental Bookshelf
In the Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg
Chapters From the Unwritten History of the War Between the States
Historical Record of the First Maryland Infantry
The Gettysburg Magazine
Extended Reference Review:The Union Army, 1861-1865 Organization and Operations, Vol. 1: The Eastern Theater
Theodore P. Savas is an attorney and managing director of Savas Beatie LLC. In addition to scores of articles in magazines and newspapers, he is also the author or editor of more than a dozen books (in many languages), including A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution (with J. David Dameron), Silent Hunters: German U-Boat Commanders of World War II, and Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia (co-author).
David A. Woodbury is a longtime student of the Civil War. The author of many articles, he also oversees Woodbury Historical Tours, which organizes and conducts outstanding visits to important battlefields of the Civil War.
Mark A. Snell, PhD, is a retired U.S. Army ordnance officer as well as a retired history professor. While on active duty, he served from 1987-1990 as an assistant professor in the Department of History at West Point, and then became the executive officer of the Academy's support battalion (1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment) as well as the commander of the US Military Academy Airborne Detachment from 1990-91. He is the author of several books, including From First to Last: The Life of William B. Franklin.