Re: John Mangus
Just picking up on something that A.H. Hurd cited from the Bob Krick article: "The typical compiled service records for a Confederate regiment run to about ten rolls of microfilm, although some large units take up more than twice that space, and a few regiments of small size with poor records fill up only five or six rolls." The compiled service records in the National Archives for the 42nd Va -- the source of the material one gets when querying History.com -- consist of but six microfilm rolls -- in the "poor records" category by Krick's rating. I was able to provide you more simply because I have spent years collecting material on the 42nd Va to supplement what I found in the Natinal Archives Compiled Service Records. If you need anything more from me to assist in getting the headstone for John Mangus, I am more than willing to provide it. He is a soldier whose service should be honored and the paucity of records in the National Archives relating to the 42nd Va. should not be the obstacle to those honors.