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Four volumes, divided by region, with volume 3 and 4 being general updates. This complete reference work is renowned within military circles for its completeness, and Charles Dornbusch is revered for this life work. If you've ever seen a Civil War book referred to as Dorn Number such-and-such you have seen Mr. Dornbusch's hand in categorizing this genre. 3 vol set $90 (Vol IV is out-of-print). This set or see other Civil War titles.
by C. Van Santvoord
Returning to Rondout in early June, the regiment faced a "glorious" reception. "We were crowned with flowers, every soldier had a bouquet in the muzzle of his gun," wrote the regiment's chaplain, the Rev. Henry Hopkins.
Company records from the 120th, which list a total enrollment of 1,562, show 128 men were killed or had died from wounds and 151 died of disease or imprisonment, according to a regimental history written by Cornelius Van Santvoord. A later account put the total death toll at 333, including 151 killed or fatally wounded. About onethird of that combat toll was at Gettysburg, where a monument to the regiment was dedicated in 1889.
'The eye could not be turned in any direction along our line without seeing men fall at every moment," the regiment's original commander, Gen. George H. Sharpe of Kingston, related at the dedication. "All the details to these colors that we bring with us today were successively shot down, yet none shrank from the honor of carrying them." H $25.00
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