The first edition of
the Roster contained only 93 pages, and was first published in 1875, and
again in 1878 under the title:
List of Battles of the War of the Rebellion, with Dates. From Ft.
Sumpter, South Carolina, April 12th and 13th, 1861 to Kirby Smith's
Surrender, May 26, 1865, Compiled From the Official Records of the
Office of the Adjuntant-General and the Surgeon-General, U.S.A., ......
Giving the Number Killed, Wounded, and Missing in Each of the Important
Battles, Union Troops Engaged, Names of Generals Killed and Wounded in
Both Armies, Also, the Total Number of Enlistments, Number Discharged,
Number Wounded, Number Missing, Number of Deaths, Number Killed in
Battle, Number of Graves,...... and a Chronological History of the War
of the Rebellion, a list of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United
States From Washington to Hayes."
The second edition of 1883, was
much enlarged by Strait with an additional 240 pages, adding
statistical summaries for major battles, a list of incidents from
the war, a chronological history of the war, and more important,
listed all Regimental Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons. The
roster of surgeons runs from page 70 to 330, mentions all states
from Alabama to Wisconsin