Thursday, March 22, 2012

New item added thanks to the Genealogy Society

The library is now the proud owner of the two volume set Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from its organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 by Francis B. Heitman.

Thank you to the Butler County Genealogy Society for their generous gift in memory of Bernard H. Bremmerman, Mary Tuggle, and Letha Freer that made this possible.

This body of work is nearly 1700 pages of information.  The publisher describes it as:
"......a complete list of commissioned officers of the U.S. from the organization of the Army, September 29, 1789, to the year of the list's original publication in 1903, giving the officers' full names and showing their services as cadets and all services as officers or enlisted men, either in the regular or volunteer service. The heart of the work, Part II, an alphabetical listing of the officers, runs to some 60,000 entries. Each entry contains a brief paragraph on the officer giving his state or country where born, state from which originally appointed, date of induction, rank, date of discharge, promotions, medals, battles participated in, and, in about a fifth of the entries, date of death after leaving the Army."
 Stop by the library and take a look at this great new resource!

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