The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 6. Page: iv
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The publication will present the records in the following order of
The 1st Series will embrace the formal reports, both Union and Con-
federate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern
States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspond-
ence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed,
is to be accompanied by an Atlas.
In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns
and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the
events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be imme.
diately followed by the Confederate adcounts. The correspondence, &c.,
not embraced in the " reports " proper will follow (first Union and next
Confederate) in chronological order.
The 2d Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and
returns, Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so
far as the military authorities were concerned) to State or political
The 3d Series will contain the correspondence, orders, reports, and
returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with
the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the
first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports
of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of
the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the
correspondence between the National and the several State authorities.
The 4th Series will exhibit the correspondence, orders, reports, and
returns of the Confederate authorities, similar to that indicated for the
Union officials, as of the third series, but excluding the correspondence
between the Union and confederate authorities given in that series.
ROBERT N. SCOTT,
Major, Third Art., and Bvt. Lieut. Col.
WAR DEPARTMENT, August 23, 1880.
Secretary of War.
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 6., book, 1882; Washington D.C.. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154609/m1/4/?q=GRANITE%20SHOALS: accessed September 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.