A long answer. Fred Todd started what he projected to be a six volume set. Vol. I was the U.S. Regular army, with detailed drawings and descriptions of all sorts of things. George Woodbridge did the illustrating, very and it is the best stuff out there. Vol;. II then went into the Conferderate side, and Vol. II the Navy & Marines, and the then he started covering the states, thru Conn. Then he died, and his widow assembled the states stuff and published it combined into what is sold as Vol. II. Yes it is very valuable as source, and I thin Dean said he uses it. Ther initial volumes are great too, but harder to find. I have the first three and then the combined Vol. II. Contact me off-line or stop by and you can peruse to your heart's content.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...> 02/02/08 8:58 AM >>>
Do you use Vol. II of Todd's book? I don't have any of the three and
wondered if just buying II would suffice since it covers 1851-72?
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, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
> Fred Todd's American Military Equipage says the 128th PA had
Springfield rifled muskets.
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> <128thpa@...> 02/01/08 5:23 PM >>>
> Unfortunately, I haven't gotten that far in my research on them to
answer that question. I just can confirm that they had very little
drilling from letters and reports. Though their Colonel, Samuel
Croasdale had been in the 25th Pa, so he had some experience, which
is why he got the job of Colonel. He primarily raised Co C of the
regiment, most men coming from the Doylestown area.
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> From: "dean_essig" <dean_essig@...>
> I agree...
> Paula, maybe you can confirm their armament information for me?
> --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, 128thpa@ wrote:
> > The 128th Pa were definitely green. In fact, prior to Antietam,
they had very little drilling,.
> Mostly digging entrenchments around DC.
> > Paula
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