For anyone interested in genealogy and military research, this two volume book is a must. My area of particular interest is the War of 1812 and this reference allows me to quickly find the military records of US officers associated with this conflict. This resource also provides information on the conflicts that the various regiments were involved in, their organizational structure and forts where they were stationed. A great resource to get you started when you only have a name or a regimental number.
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Its not the best - its the only one that does it!Oct. 20 1997
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Heitman's register is a must for any serious (by this I mean one who's interests extend beyond battles and weapons) student of the U.S. Army before 1900. The register has information on every regular army and all generals including promotions, assignments, awards, organization tables, lists of key officers etc.