Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1900. Octavo. Item #029213
150 pages, index and errata sheet tipped in. The author served in the Civil War as a Major of the 5th New Hampshire Volunteers and Colonel of the 18th New Hampshire Volunteers. As a member of the Military History Society of Massachusetts, he diligently searched the death tolls of the entire period of the war. From Bull Run to Appomattox. Besides showing the reported losses at each battle by both the Union and Confederate forces, he explains why historians see the inadequacy of the War Records (though he does not mention how Congress quit buying significant records because they were tired of spending money on the war). His work has become one of the essential guides for historians in the following century. An essential work for the Civil War library. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, minor rubbing to spine ends and corners. Near fine.