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Pingenot Auction, Lot 347


HEITMAN, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965. 1,069 + [2] 626 pp. 2 vols., 8vo, cloth with gilt-lettered spines. Near mint set.
         Facsimile reprint edition. Dustin 140. Pingenot: An indispensable compilation of all officers of the U.S. and Confederate armies; their dates of entry into service, graduation from West Point, etc.; their ranks and commands until killed or retired; list of actions and engagements, forts and reservations, soldier’s homes, organization tables, etc. An absolute must for any military historian or collector. The 1965 reprint edition was reduced to 8vo size and is now out-of-print.