Colonels in Blue—Missouri and the Western States and Territories

A Civil War Biographical Dictionary


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About the Book

This biographical dictionary catalogs the Union army colonels who commanded regiments from Missouri and the western States and Territories during the Civil War. The seventh volume in a series documenting Union army colonels, this book details the lives of officers who did not advance beyond that rank. Included for each colonel are brief biographical excerpts and any available photographs, many of them published for the first time.

About the Author(s)

Roger D. Hunt, a retired software engineer, has published works on Union colonels from the New England states, New York, Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic states, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Mid-Western states, and the Western states and territories. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Roger D. Hunt

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 249
Bibliographic Info: 304 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7589-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3685-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• Winner, The Eugene Feit Award in Civil War Studies—New York Military Affairs Symposium

• “[Hunt’s] Colonels in Blue series offers new life to a group of individuals often overlooked by mythologized battles and leaders…meticulously researched and organized…Hunt further humanizes and affirms his deep interest in his subjects through the inclusion of postwar data…Hunt’s sleek organizational style makes for easy reading. Even the most experienced researcher is sure to find unfamiliar gems hidden among his research and bibliographical notes.”—Civil War News

• “Excellent series…Very often Hunt’s profiles are the only biographical treatment available for these officers…invaluable…amusing reading…a gold mine”—The NYMAS Review

• “Excellent….Frequently, Hunt’s entries are the only biographical treatment available for many of these officers…invaluable for serious students of the war, often amusing reading for the casual historian and a gold mine for genealogical researchers”—StrategyPage