Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1868. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 16 pages. Tabular information. RARE surviving copy. Front cover worn and discolored at spine. Cover has some soiling and chipping. Spine quite chipped. Edge tears noted. Ex-library with some of the usual library stamps and markings. A few notations, likely library related, noted. The United States National Cemetery System is a system of 164 cemeteries in the United States and its territories. The authority to create military burial places came during the American Civil War, in an act passed by the U. S. Congress on July 17, 1862. The Department of the Army maintains 2 national cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery and United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. This index was published for the information of surviving comrades and friends, in connection with the published Rolls of Honor. The alphabetical index was arranged by States, to the various places of internment specified in the Rolls of Honor. As no index was contained in any of the volumes of the Rolls of Honor, the present work forms a very valuable aid in searching for the manes of the dead who are supposed to have been killed or buried at any specified place. Condition: Fair.
Keywords: Civil War, Military Roster, Roll of Honor, Casualties, Cemetery, Alphabetical Index, Reference Work