Tabular statement of organizations in the Union service
Summary of organizations in the Confederate army
Any attempt to present in statistical form the strength of the Confederate armies is manifestly impossible, as was explained by General Marcus J. Wright
in his introductory chapter in Volume I of the Photographic History
The same conditions also render futile any accurate comparison of the troops furnished to the Confederate armies by the various states of the South
Nevertheless, by tabulating the various organizations and bearing in mind the limitations of the method as well as the original data, a slight basis is afforded to gain some idea of the relative numbers contributed by the different States.
Furthermore, the numbers of the organizations when summarized are of interest in comparison with those given above.
No complete official roll of regiments and other organizations in the Confederate army is to be found either in the archives of the United States War Department or published in the War Records
, and it is difficult, if not impossible, to give either an accurate list or the total number.
Various lists have been compiled by private individuals, but none of these show absolute accuracy, and all differ among themselves.
A list prepared by Colonel Henry Stone
, a member of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts
, was made the basis of the following table by Colonel Thomas L. Livermore
, which is published in his volume Numbers and losses in the Civil War.
This list General Wright
states is as accurate as can be found.