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Sommers, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 2,196 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Military history  Bibliography  Naval history  Church history  Anecdotes  Humor  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
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Most widely held works by Richard J Sommers
Richmond redeemed : the siege at Petersburg by Richard J Sommers( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Army and the Indian wars in the trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1898 by US Army Military History Institute( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bibliography makes available the holdings of the USAMHI on the Indian Wars in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1860-1898. Also included are materials pertaining to the Carlisle Indian School, 1897-1918. The library collection, accompanied by the manuscript and photographic collections, is described within this bibliography."--Introduction (p. iii)
The military forces of France by John C Cornelius( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript holdings of the Military History Research Collection by US Army Military History Research Collection( Book )

in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript holdings of the Military History Research Collection by Richard J Sommers( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Army Military History Research Collection has a large and rapidly expanding manuscript collection. It covers the entire range of American military history from colonial times to the present. The Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the mid-Twentieth Century period are especially well represented. Many present-day and recently retired officers have deposited their papers here. Some of these generals have also recorded their reminiscences and reflections as part of the 'Senior Officers Debriefing Program'; transcripts of these recollections are available. Most of this manuscript material necessarily relates to regular and volunteer land forces of the United States. A few holdings, however, do pertain to the Coast Guard, Navy, Marines, and various air services. Some also deal with non-American forces and conflicts. A few, moreover, concern civilians caught up in the midst of war. This bibliography describes approximately 52% of present holdings
World War I manuscripts : the World War I survey by Hermine Scholz( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1975, a survey was launched for primary sources on the Great War and on such related or consecutive events as the postwar occupation, the Allied intervention in Russia, and the security of the American border with Mexico. This effort was called the World War I Survey
Richmond redeemed : the Siege at Petersburg : the Battles of Chaffin's Bluff and Poplar Spring Church, September 29-October 2, 1864 by Richard J Sommers( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript holdings of the Military History Research Collection; a military history research collection bibliography by US Army Military History Research Collection( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vignettes of military history by US Army Military History Institute( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant's fifth offensive at Petersburg, a study in strategy, tactics, and generalship : the Battle of Chaffin's Bluff, the Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road by Richard J Sommers( )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the historical conditions surrounding the battles in Virginia and Maryland during the fall and winter of 1864 and how the leadership of General Grant helped secure victory for the Union over the Confederacy
Vignettes of military history by US Army Military History Research Collection( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vignettes of military history( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting house on the square, an historical sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania by Allan Douglas Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If these stones could speak : an illustrated history of the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1734-2009( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this the 275th anniversary of First Church, this new history is being published. It contains three parts. Part I, written by Dr. Sommers, now Clerk of Session, summarizes the church's history, 1734-1982. This part does not supplant the four earlier books ... In Part II, Mr. Charles E. Thompson -- a great-nephew of Mr. Allan Thompson, a sixth-generation member of First Church, and a professional journalist -- covers the church's history, 1982-2009. The year 1982, rather than 1984, was chosen as the starting date for that part in order to cover Rev. James Skimins' entire pastorage. Part III, prepared by Mr. Richard L. Tritt, the professional photo archivist of the Cumberland County Historical Society and for many years the church's organist, provides a pictorial perspective on First Church. Unlike the other four books, which contained few illustrations, well over half of this new book is devoted to paintings, lithographs, diagrams, and photos of the church and its members. Via these three parts -- a summary of the first 248 years, a presentation of the most recent 27 years, and a visual record of all 275 years -- this new book conveys a long history of First Church"--Preface
Manuscript holdings of the Military History Institute by US Army Military History Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era of the Civil War--1820-1876 by US Army Military History Institute( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richmond redeemed by Richard J Sommers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the brutal summer of 1864 closed, the Federal Army under General Ulysses S. Grant pinned the hard-fought troops of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia down in the town of Petersburg, Virginia. This roundtable presentation analyzes the generalship, strategy, operations, and tactics of the Federal Fifth Offensive in the Siege of Petersburg in the early autumn of 1864. This onslaught overran the outer defenses of Richmond and gave the Northerners the greatest opportunity they ever had to capture the Confederate capital with a field army capable of holding the city. So dire was the danger, that the Graycoats were prepared to abandon their main rail center, Petersburg, if required, to rescue Richmond. How the Unionists came so close to taking one or both cities -- and yet fell short -- and how the Confederates fought back, not just defensively but offensively, and succeeded in prolonging the war for another half year forms the focus of our roundtable presentation. These operations pitted Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee directly against each other. Their generalship is assessed, as is that of their senior subordinates, Benjamin F. Butler and George G. Meade for the North and Richard S. Ewell and A.P. Hill for the South. In this offensive, Pennsylvania was well represented, with such generals as Meade, Winfield Scott Hancock, John G. Parke, David B. Birney, Andrew A. Humphreys, and David M. Gregg. Some 83 Keystone State regiments, battalions, batteries, and detachments participated in these operations including six regiments of U.S. Colored Troops credited to Pennsylvania. Indeed, the first of these fights, Chaffin's Bluff, marked the biggest, bloodiest battle for black troops in the entire Civil War. Fourteen black soldiers and one of their white officers earned the Medal of Honor for their service in these battles. Twenty-nine soldiers and officers of white units were comparably recognized. This presentation features Dr. Richard Sommers ... two expert panelists will join him to discuss the battle, its results, and its long term effects on the outcome of the Civil War"--Video home page
Vignettes of military history by Richard J Sommers( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of the series has been to show brief glimpses of the human side of military history to the soldier and civilian--Pref
The papers of Jefferson Davis by Jefferson Davis( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last nine months of the Civil War, virtually all of the news reports and President Jefferson Davis's correspondence confirmed the imminent demise of the Confederate States, the nation Davis had striven to uphold since 1861. But despite defeat after defeat on the battlefield, a recalcitrant Congress, naysayers in the press, disastrous financial conditions, failures in foreign policy and peace efforts, and plummeting national morale, Davis remained in office and tried to maintain the government -- even after the fall of Richmond -- until his capture by Union forces on May 10, 1865
Manuscript holdings of the Military History Research Collection by US Army Military History Research Collection( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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