Bibliography of Delaware
Army National Guard History
A Delaware National Guard Bibliography
Baumgardt, Kenneth, “History of the Bethany Beach Training Site, Delaware National Guard”, Prepared by IS
Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore MD July 2008
Conner, William H., and Leon deValinger, Jr. Delaware's Role in World War II, 1940-1946. 2 vols. Dover: Public
Archives Commission, 1955.
Cooch, Edward W. "Delaware, A Guide to the First State", Federal Writer's Project Viking Press New York, 1938
Conrad, Henry C. History of the State of Delaware. 3 vols. Wilmington: Privately printed, 1908.
Copeland, Peter, and Eric I. Manders. "Lower, Middle and Upper Regiments New Castle County, Delaware,
1775." Military Collector and Historian, 34 (Summer 1982), pp. 68-69. [Military Uniforms in America Plate 525]
Covington, Charles E., LTC CH."A sketchy history of the Delaware militia and the chaplains who have served in
it" Writing Requirement USACGSC Fort Leavenworth KS 1978
Crawford, Robert F., editor. "The Civil War Letters of S. Rodman and Linton Smith." Delaware History, 21 (Fall-
Winter 1984), pp. 86-116.
Delaware. Minutes of the Council of Delaware State, 1776-1792. Wilmington: Historical Society of Delaware, 1887.
“Delaware Archives. Military”. 5 vols. Wilmington: Public Archives Commission of Delaware, 1911-1919.
Delaware Archives, Military -- Revolutionary War records transcribed and indexed by the Delaware Public
Vol. I (Mercantile Printing, Wilmington DE, 1911)
Vol. II (Mercantile Printing, Wilmington DE, 1912)
Vol. III (Charles L. Storey Press, Wilmington DE, 1919)
Vol. IV, 1795-1813 (Star Publishing Co. Wilmington DE, 1916)
Vol. V, 1813-1827 (Star Publishing Co. Wilmington DE, 1916)
Delaware State Portrait Commission, “Catalog of Delaware State Portraits”, In the Capitol Buildings Dover
De Valinger, Leon: Colonial Military Organization in Delaware, 1638-1776, (Wilmington: Delaware Tercentenary
Devine, Donn, Captain Artillery Delaware National Guard,: The Delaware National Guard, A Historical Sketch,
Paperbound 48 pp.,The Adjutant General’s Office 1968
Devine, Donn. "The American Rifles." Military Collector and Historian, 12 (Fall 1960), pp. 88-89. [Headquarters
and Headquarters Battery, 1st Gun Battalion, 198th Artillery]
Duncan, William H. M.D. LTG (DE) Retired, Delaware National Guard, World War II, 261st Coast Artillery
Battalion (Harbor Defense) (Separate) Unpublished manuscript, 2000
Green, Charles E. -- The Story of Delaware in the Revolution (William N. Cann Press, Wilmington DE, 1975) -- was
written for the 1976 bicentennial and includes information on all of the army and navy units provided by the state
of Delaware. The author was a member of the Delaware Society SAR.
Hancock, Harold B. Delaware during the Civil War. Wilmington, DE: Historical Society of Delaware, 1961.
Hancock, Harold B. -- "Liberty and Independence" (Delaware American Revolution Bicentennial Commission,
1976) The author was a member of the Delaware Society SAR.
Hill, Stephen: The Delaware Cincinnatti (Dorrance and Co., Bryn Mawr PA, 1988)
“Historical and Pictorial Review – National Guard of the State of Delaware”, Baton Rouge LA Army and Navy
bPublishing Co. 1940
Hopkins, Melvin, “Delaware’s War Record” The State Sentinel, Dover DE, September 18, 1940
Jacobs, MG Bruce (Ret), “A Tale of Two Convoys: 1942”, Notebook: National Guard Magazine, p.122 date
unknown, approx. 1991
Jennings, Lee and Wray, Dr. Gary, “Fort Miles”, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC 2005
Jones, Thomas E. “A General History of the Delaware National Guard” Preservation Planner Groendendaal and
Jones, Thomas E., Historic Resources Survey of the Armories and Facilities of the Delaware Army National
Guard. Prepared by Groenendaal and Jones, Inc., Easton, PA., under contract to 3d/Environmental Services,
Cincinnati, OH., for the Delaware National Guard, Wilmington, DE. 1995
Kushner, Ervan F. : “Bogged Down in Bora Bora”, A History of the 198th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft)
on Bora Bora Island 1942-1943, Ervan Kushner Books Paterson NJ 1984
Londahl-Smidt, Donald M. "Notes Concerning the Uniform of the Delaware Battalion in 1776." Military Collector
and Historian, 19 (Spring 1967), pp. 9-11.
Marine, William M. “The Bombardment of Lewes by the British, April 6 and 7, 1813”, the Historical Society of
Delaware Wilmington 1901.
Martin, Roger A.: “Delaware’s Medal of Honor Winners” 1993
McBarron, H. Charles, Jr., and Alban P. Shaw, III. "Delaware Troops of Horse, Circa 1808-1810." Military Collector
and Historian, 8 (Winter 1956), pp. 102-104. [Military Uniforms in America Plate 125]
McBarron, H. Charles, Jr. and James P. Simpson. "Colonel John Haslet's Delaware Regiment 1776." Military
Collector and Historian 17 (1965): 49-50.
Morgan, Michael: “Hurling Shot and Shell in 1813,” Delaware Diary, Coast Press, 27 March 2008
Peden, Henry C, Jr.: Colonial Delaware Soldiers and Sailors 1638-1776 (Family Line Publications, Westminster
Peden, Henry C, Jr.: Revolutionary Patriots of Delaware 1775-1783 (Family Line Publications, Westminster MD,
1996) The author is a member of the Maryland Society SAR.
Peden, Henry C. Jr.: The Delaware Militia in the War of 1812. Colonial Roots Lewes DE, 2003
Pusey, Pennock, History of Lewes Delaware, The Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington, 1903
Risley, Clyde A. and Frederick P. Todd. "Dover Light Infantry Company, Delaware Militia, 1776-1777." Military
Collector and Historian 8 (1956),: 44.
Seville, William P., "History of theh First Regiment, Delaware Volunteers, (1884)", Historical "Society of
Delaware, Wilmington Delaware 1884
Simpson, James P. "Colonel John Haslet's Delaware Regiment 1776." Military Collector and Historian, 17
(Summer 1965), pp. 49-50. [Military Uniforms in America Plate 258]
Slaven, Peter F. and Timothy A. Slaven, "Delaware in World War II" Arcadia Publsihing, Charleston SC, 2004
Revolutionary Patriots of Delaware, (Westminster MD, Family Line Publications 1996
Risley, Clyde A., and Frederick P. Todd. "Dover Light Infantry Company, Delaware Militia, 1776-1777." Military
Collector and Historian, 8 (Summer 1956), p. 44. [Military Uniforms in America Plate 118]
Satterfield, John R. , “Children, apprentices and Men of Low Rank”: Delaware’s Citizen Militia, 1744-1815”
Delaware History, Historical Society of Delaware PP.211-242 Fall-Winter 2004
Scharf, John Thomas. History of Delaware 1609-1888. 2 vols. Philadelphia: J. L. Richards & Co., 1888. [Reprinted
Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1972.]
Shrader, Charles R. LTC US Army Retired, “Bobcat, Rapid Deployment in 1942”, Military Review, March 1989
Smith, Robert G. 2nd Lt Co.A 2nd DE Rgmt. “A Brief Account of the Services Rendered by the Second Regiment
Delaware Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion”, Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington 1909
Turner, H. B. "Delaware Militia Company, 1803-1807." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 30 (1906),
Ward, Christopher, Delaware Tercentenary Almanac, & Historical Repository, DE Tercentenary Commission,
Ward, Christopher: The Delaware Continentals, 1776-1783 (Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington DE, 1941),
reprinted 2001 by the Delaware Heritage Commission -- is the most comprehensive treatment ever published
about this regiment. The author was a member of the Delaware Society SAR.
Warrington, C.W. “Delaware’s Coastal Defenses, Fort Saulsbury and A Mighty Fort Called Miles”, Delaware
Heritage Press, 2003
Wright, Robert K., Jr.: The Continental Army (U.S. Govt. Printing Office, Washington DC, 1983) The author is with
the U.S. Center for Military History.
Whitely, William G. “The Revolutionary Soldiers of Delaware”, Papers of the Historical Society of Delaware, 14
(Wilmington Historical Society of Delaware, 1941) Wilmington DE Historical Society of Delaware, 1896.
Wiggins, Kennard R. Jr., : “Delaware Army National Guard”, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2010
Woolard, Annette. "Camp Life of Delaware Troops in the Union Army." Delaware History, 21 (Spring/Summer
1984), pp. 1-21.
Woolard, Annette, “A Soldiers Story: Thomas Lodge, 198th Coast Artillery”, Delaware History, September 1994
National Archives and Record Administration (NARA: www.nara.gov) has the War Department Collection of
Revolutionary War Records, and Record Group 93.3 is RECORDS RELATING TO MILITARY ORGANIZATION
AND SERVICE 1775-1912. This has been microfilmed as series M880, and copies are available in many regional
repositories. Records related to Delaware units are
380 Militia, First Battalion, New Castle County
380 Militia, Second Battalion
380 Militia, Second Regiment
380-1 Militia, Second Regiment New Castle County
381 Militia, Seventh Battalion
382-393 Col. Hall's Continental Regiment (Delaware 1777-1783)
394 Col. Haslet's Continental Regiment (Delaware 1776)
394 Battalion Flying Camp (Col. Samuel Patterson, 1776)
395 Capt. Latimer's Independent Company (Sussex Co.)
395 Capt. William Peery's Independent Company (Militia, Sussex)
395 Delaware, Miscellaneous
For a bibliography of DE in the Revolution see U.S. Amy. Historical Resources Branch.
A General National Guard Bibliography
Berbitsky, William. A Very Long Weekend: The Army National Guard in Korea, 1950-1953. Shippensburg, PA:
White Mane Publishing CO., 1996.
Cantor, Louis “The Creation of the Modern National Guard: The Dick Militia Act of 1903.” Ph.D. diss., Duke
Civilian in Peace, Soldier in War, A bibliographic survey of the Army and Air National Guard, Headquarters,
Department of the Army DA PAM 130-2, January 1967
Cooper Jerry, The Rise of the National Guard, the Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920, Bison Books,
Universtiy of Nebraska, 1997
Cooper, Jerry. “The Militia and the National Guard in America since Colonial Times: A Research Guide”
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1993.
Cress, Lawrence D. “Citizens in Arms: Army and Militia in American Society to the War of 1812.” Chapel Hill:
University of North Carolina Press, 1982.
Cunliffe, Marcus. “Soldiers and Civilians: The Martial Spirit in America, 1775-1865.” Boston: Little, Brown, 1968.
Derthick, Martha, “The National Guard in Politics” Harvard political Studies, Harvard University Press,
Cambridge MA 1965
Donnelly, William. Under Army Orders: The Army National Guard during the Korean War. College Station, TX:
Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2001.
Doubler, Michael, “I Am The Guard, A History of the Army National Guard 1636-2000”, Department of the Army
Pamphlet No. 130-1, 2001
Doubler, Michael D, and Listman, John W. Jr., The National Guard, An Illustrated History of America’s Citizen
Soldiers, Potomac Books Inc. Washington DC 2007
Duncan, Stephen M. “Citizen Warriors: America’s National Guard and Reserve Forces and the Politics of
National Security”. New York: Presidio, 1996.
Eliot, George Fielding, “Reserve Forces and the Kennedy Strategy”, Stackpole Publishers, Harrisburg PA, 1962
Elliott, Major James C. USAF, “The Modern Army and Air National Guard”, Van Nostrand Inc. Princeton NJ 1965
Galvin, John R. The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths & Realities of the American Revolution. Washington:
Pergamon-Brasey’s/AUSA Institute of Land Warfare, 1989.
Hale, Robert F. Improving the Readiness of the Army Reserve and National Guard. Washington, D.C.:
Congressional Budget Office, Congress of the United States, GPO, 1978. 58 p.
Heller, Charles E. Total Force: Federal Reserves and State National Guards. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic
Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. 1994. 55 p. Book call no.: UA42.H47 1994
Jacobs, Jeffrey A. The Future of the Citizen-Soldier Force: Issues and Answers. Lexington, KY: University Press
of Kentucky, 1994. 186 p.
Hill, Jim Dan, The Minute Man in Peace and War, A History of the National Guard, Stackpole Books 1964
Holley, I.B. Jr. General John M. Palmer, Citizen Soldiers, and the Army of a Democracy. Westport, CT:
Greenwood Press, 1982.
Huntington, Samuel P., “Men at Arms? The Regrettable Story of Military Manpower”, Air Force magazine, pp. 46-
53 March 1960
Hylton-Green, Renee and Wright, Major Robert K., “A Brief History of the Militia and the National Guard”,
Department of the Army and Air Forces Historical Services Branch, National Guard Bureau, Washington DC,
Johnson, Charles, Jr.. “Black Soldiers in the National Guard, 1877-1849.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Howard U., 1976.
Kohn, Richard H. “Eagle and Sword: the Federalists and the Creation of the Military Establishment in America,
1783-1802”. New York: Free Press, 1975.
Mahon, John K., “History of the Militia and the National Guard”, MacMillan, New York, 1983
McCreedy, Kenneth O. “Palladium of Liberty: The American Militia System, 1815-1861.” Ph.D. Diss., University
of California, Berkely, 1991.
Melnyk, Les’ “A True National Guard: The Development of the National Guard and its Influence on Defense
Legislation, 1915-1933.” Ph.D. Dissertation, CUNY, 2004
Millett, Allen, and Peter Maslowski. For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States of
America, Revised and Expanded Edition. New York: The Free Press, 1994.
Newland, Samuel. The Militia’s Role in National Defense: A Historical Perspective. Carlisle Barracks, PA:
Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, May 1987.
The Nation’s National Guard, National Guard Association, Washington DC 1954
Prewitt, Don M. Citizen Soldiers: a History of the Army National Guard. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies
Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1987. 308 p.
Riker, William H. “Soldiers of the States”, ARNO Press New York, 1979
Rothstein, Julius. The History of the National Guard Bureau. Washington, D.C.: Historical Services, Office of
Public Affairs, National Guard Bureau, 1990. 11 p.
Seig, Kent G. : “America’s State Defense Forces: An Historical Component of National Defense”, State Defense
Force Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2005
Sligh, Robert B. The National Guard in National Defense: The Mobilization of the Guard in World War II. New
York: Praeger, 1992.
Stallings, Lawrence. The Doughboys: The Story of the AEF, 1917-1918. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.
Two Centuries of Service, the Army’s Reserve Components, Officer’s Call DA PAM 360-305, 21 U.S. Government
Printing Office, May 1968
United States. Reserve Forces Policy Board. Reserve Component Programs: Annual Report of the Reserve
Forces Policy Board. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1988 –
Weigley, Russell F., History of the United States Army. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1984.
Wilson, Bennie J. III, Editor. The Guard and Reserve in the Total Force: The First Decade, 1973-1983. Fort Lesley
J. McNair, Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 1985. 340 p.
Wright, Robert K., Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, United
States Army, 1987.
Records of the Adjutant General’s Office (1780s-1917) Record group number 94, 5730 cu. Ft.
Records of the Adjutant General’s Office (1917-1958) Record group number 407, 21,786 cu. Ft.
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