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67006
Adams, Henry C.
Indiana at Vicksburg Published pursuant to an act of the sixty-sixth General Assembly by the Indiana-Vicksburg Military Park Commission
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, nd.
Facsimile reprint of the 1911 edition of Wm Burford. Hardcover, octavo, 476pp., monochrome illustrations. Plain black boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand. A commemorative report detailing the services of Indiana troops who participated in the campaign and siege of Vicksburg March 29 to July 4, 1863. The book describes, also, in detail the Vicksburg National Military park which "..commemorates the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg.. It contains 1288 acres and practically includes the fighting ground of the siege and defense operations. These consisted of two assaults by the Union army on May 19th and 22nd; the siege operations of that army from May 23rd to July 4th and the heroic defense of the Confederate army under General Pemberton. ... The siege and defense operations are commemorated in the same way, and also by position tablets and markers established in the exact places where the operations were carried on. The nature of the operations give a distinctive character to the Vicksburg Park. The main part of the battlefield is bounded on the inside by Confederate Avenue closely following the line of defense, and on the outside by Union Avenue closely following the first parallel trench of the Union army. The park picture, therefore has definite and exact boundaries." Where possible the history of each command was written by a member of the organisation itself and the list of casualties have been compiled from Dyer's Compendium.
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66973
Bering, John A., & Thomas Montgomery
History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf. Giving a Complete Account of the Regiment From its organization at camp Dennison in October, 1861, to the close of the War and its final muster-out, May 10, 1866. Including all its marches, camps, battles, battle-scenes, skirmishes, sieges, bivouacs, picketing, foraging and scouting; with its capture, prison life and exchange. Embracing also an account of the escape and recapture of Major J A Bering and Lieut. W J Srofe, and the closing events of the war in the trans-Mississippi dep't.
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1880 edition of Highland News Office. Hardcover, octavo, 284pp. Plain dark red boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$25
208954
[Cartographica Press]
The Historical Atlas of the Civil War
Cartographica Press/Chartwell Books Inc., Edison NJ, 2009.
Quarto; hardcover, full leather with gilt spine and upper board titles, gilt upper board decorations, moire silk endpapers and a gold ribbon; 400pp., with maps and many full-colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; previous owner's bookplate to the front free endpaper. No dustwrapper as issued. Near fine.
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$250
67016
Clark, William (ed.)
History of Hampton Battery F Independent Pennsylvania Light Artillery Organized at Pittsburgh, Pa., October 8, 1861, Mustered Out in Pittsburgh June 26, 1865.
Brookhaven Press, La Crosse WI, 1999.
Facsimile edition of the 1909 edition. Hardcover, octavo, 179pp., fold-out map and monochrome illustrations. Plain black boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Historical Soc of W PA printed on title page. Fine. Not print-on-demand. "This Army from the beginning has preserved its identity like no other of the national forces. The elements of all the other armies have been continually changing by transfers from one line of operation to another. The army of the Potomac has had but one object, has operated but in one field, has been kept substantially undivided, and has acquired a peculiar compactness of organization and unity of spirit. It has always occupied the foreground of the war, and all brilliant exploits elsewhere could but momentarily draw the public eye from it. five times as much blood has been spilled by the Army of the Potomac as by all the other national forces combined. Everybody has felt that on its strong right arm mainly depended the fate of the nation. The Army of the Potomac should always be remembered as the Army that was pitted against the very head and front of the Rebellion, and sent it finally to the dust. Every living man who has faithfully served in that Army deserves unfading laurels, and every one of the tens of thousands of its heroic dead should have a monument as enduring as the Republic" (from the Preface).
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99071
Crane, Stephen (Introduction & Apparatus by Fredson Bowers, ed.)
The Red Badge of Courage A Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript
Bruccoli Clark Books/NCR Microcard Editions/The National Cash Register Company, Washington DC, 1973.
Two slipcased volumes: quarto; hardcover, full cloth with spine titles on paper labels and decorative endpapers; 386pp. [123pp. + 263pp.], with a colour frontispiece, and many pages reproduced in monochrome facsimile. Mild wear; some ink spotting to the boards of Volume I; mild edgewear and slight tearing to the spine label of Volume II; spines lightly sunned; numbered in ink to the limitations page. No dustwrappers as issued. Near fine in a lightly sunned and rubbed slipcase, with mildly edgeworn labels. Number 822 of a limited edition of only 1,000 copies.
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$60
66974
Davis, W.W.H.
History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment From August 22nd 1861 to September 30th 1864
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1866 edition of Jas. B Rogers. Hardcover, octavo, 364pp. Plain brown boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$30
66970
Derby, W.P.
Bearing Arms in the Twenty-Seventh Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteer Infantry During the Civil War 1861-1865
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1883 edition of Wright & Potter. Hardcover, octavo, 607pp. Plain brown boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$35
99534
Fox, Stephen
Wolf of the Deep Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama
Alfred Knopf, New York NY, 2007.
Octavo; hardcover; 317pp., monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New. When you think of Confederate Civil War heroes, the names Lee, Jackson, Stuart and Longstreet, among others, come to mind. Historian Fox makes a convincing case that Confederate Navy Capt. Raphael Semmes should be added to that list, at least because of his brilliant seafaring skills. Fox's fact-filled, cleanly written account of Semmes's life focuses on his amazing 22-month stint as captain of the most famous Confederate privateer, the Alabama. Under Semmes's command, the Alabama roamed the world's waterways for nearly two years, seizing or sinking nearly 70 Union merchant schooners, whalers and other commercial ships to counteract the Yankee blockade of Southern ports, until June, 1864 when the Alabama was sunk by the U.S.S. Kearsage . Born in 1809 into a slave-owning, tobacco-farming family in southern Maryland, Semmes was orphaned at an early age, grew up in Washington, D.C. and joined the U.S. Navy at 17, remaining a staunch Southern partisan who espoused racist views and strongly believed in slavery. After serving without any particular distinction for 35 years, he made his mark with the Confederate navy. This well-conceived and executed military biography will have extra appeal for those who are familiar with nautical terms.
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66976
Haines, William P.
History of the Men of CO. F, with Description of the Marches and Battles of the 12th New Jersey Vols. A Sturdy band of farmer boys; Of patriots, staunch and true; Their hardships, trials, fate and joys, I will unfold for you.
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, nd.
Facsimile reprint of the 1897 edition of N J Mickleton. Hardcover, octavo, 293pp. Plain dark boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$60
66981
Hamilton, William Douglas
Recollections of a Cavalryman of the Civil War After Fifty Years 1861- 1865
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, nd.
Facsimile reprint of the 1915 edition of F J Heer. Hardcover, octavo, 305pp., monochrome illustrations. Plain green boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$35
98248
Hauptman, Laurence M.
Between Two Fires American Indians in the Civil War
Free Press/Simon & Schuster Inc., New York NY, 1995.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with silver-gilt spine titles and endpaper maps; 304pp., with 16pp. of monochrome plates. Mild wear; text block edges lightly spotted; some pen marks to the text block fore-edge. Dustwrapper mildly edgeworn with a small tear to the spine panel head (with crude tape repair); now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. "A clear-eyed, provocative history of an often neglected area of Native American and Civil War studies. In this wonderfully complete look at Indian involvement in the Civil War, Hauptman discusses the effect of the war on the tribes as entities and on the approximately 20,000 Native Americans who served on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. The author succinctly traces the prewar history of many of these groups and individuals, noting that, like their fellow white soldiers, the Indians enlisted for numerous reasons - economic, political, and ideological. The assimilated Catawba of Virginia were loyal to the Southern cause; the Lumbee of Robeson County, N.C., were either conscripted by the Confederacy or became Union guerrillas to avenge themselves on local racist whites; Stand Watie, one of the last Confederate generals to surrender, was a wealthy, slave-owning Cherokee; and for some the war was just another battleground in their own intra- and intertribal conflicts. The majority of Indians who participated, however, sought acceptance by American government and society through their patriotic efforts. Unfortunately, few received the recognition that their services merited. Native American soldiers suffered from both official and unofficial prejudice during the war, often receiving half the pay of their white counterparts and no compensation for property seized or destroyed. Although the status of blacks as free citizens was allegedly ensured by the war, Native Americans continued to live in an 'alien nation' limbo that exposed them to judicial and legislative abuse. Unlike the Union and Confederate governments they loyally served, Indians found the Civil War to be a no-win situation. A noteworthy contribution." - Kirkus
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66972
Hunter, Alf G.
History of the Eighty-Second Indiana Volunteer Infantry Its Organization, Campaigns and Battles
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, nd.
Facsimile reprint of the 1893 edition of WM Burford. Hardcover, octavo, 255pp. Plain dark brown boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$25
67498
Jones, Katharine M
Heroines of Dixie
Smithmark, New York NY, 1995.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 430pp., with 16pp. of monochrome plates. Browned page and text block edges with spotting on upper edge. Minor edgewear to dustwrapper with a few excoriations. Very good. From Virginia to Texas, women of all backgrounds wrote dramatic first-hand accounts, mostly in diaries and letters, of what life was really like for them and their loved ones during the Civil War. Heroines of Dixie brings together the very best of these writings by Confederate women, ordinary wives, mothers and daughters - including Mary Custis Lee and Mary Chestnut, as well as women who saw active service in the conflict. Arranged chronologically, these contributions reflect the political and military struggles of the War, but most of all, capture the vivid experiences and feelings of the women themselves during this time of great crisis.
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67013
Little, Henry F.W.
The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1896 edition. Hardcover, octavo, 567pp & Complete Roster of the Seventh Regiment 110pp., monochrome illustrations and small monochrome map laid in. Plain black boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand. Material for this book was gathered and edited over twenty years from members of the regiment, from diaries, newspapers as well as the writer's own memories and journals.
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$35
66969
Logan, John A. (ed.)
History 31st Regiment Illinois Volunteers W.S. Morris, L.D. Hartwell, J.B. Kuykendall
Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale IL, 1998.
Paperback, octavo, 229pp., monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; near fine. This story is told by three veterans who enlisted in the Union Army in their teens and recounted their experiences in their fifties, follows the regiment from the battles of Belmont, Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Kenesaw Mountain and Atlanta through the March to the Sea into North Carolina. "Few regiments", notes John Y Simon in the foreword, "fought longer or more fiercely, suffered more casualties, or won more victories".
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67007
McAdams, F.M.
Every-Day Soldier Life Or, A History of the One Hundred and Thirteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1884 edition of Chas. M Cott. Hardcover, octavo, 400pp. Plain red boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand. "This is not a history of the war; not a review of campaigns and sieges, but a record of duties, deeds and trials of the man who bore the musket and made victory for the country and fame for his commander. And, if it is found to be a work in which the common soldier is the hero, the apology offered is merely an explanation that the material on hand was of that kind which dealt principally with the enlisted men... My aim has been to present such general incidents of every-day soldier life as have escaped the pen of the more competent historian, and such as will prove of most interest to men with whom I shared the life of a common soldier, leaving to others the weightier matters of the great civil war. From Camp Chase, 1862 to Tod Barracks, 1865, by way of the mountains, the rivers and the sea, there lies a multitude of daring deeds by daring men worthy of a place in history. It is hoped that this record will be a source of gratification to many a parent, sister, brother or child of those of our number who went forth with us but who returned not to tell the story of their services; while to those of us who shared in it and still live, it will serve to keep in memory the duties, names and services of ourselves and our comrades till we shall be commanded to 'fall-in' to cross the great pontoon which spans the dark river, separating us from the land of rest and eternal peace.." (from the Preface).
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$35
67015
McAdams, F.M.
Every-Day Soldier Life Or, A History of the One Hundred and Thirteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Brookhaven Press, La Crosse WI, nd.
Facsimile reprint of the 1884 edition of Chas. M Cott. Hardcover, octavo, 400pp. Plain black boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand. "This is not a history of the war; not a review of campaigns and sieges, but a record of duties, deeds and trials of the man who bore the musket and made victory for the country and fame for his commander. And, if it is found to be a work in which the common soldier is the hero, the apology offered is merely an explanation that the material on hand was of that kind which dealt principally with the enlisted men....My aim has been to present such general incidents of every-day soldier life as have escaped the pen of the more competent historian, and such as will prove of most interest to men with whom I shared the life of a common soldier, leaving to others the weightier matters of the great civil war. From Camp Chase, 1862 to Tod Barracks, 1865, by way of the mountains, the rivers and the sea, there lies a multitude of daring deeds by daring men worthy of a place in history. It is hoped that this record will be a source of gratification to many a parent, sister, brother or child of those of our number who went forth with us but who returned not to tell the story of their services; while to those of us who shared in it and still live, it will serve to keep in memory the duties, names and services of ourselves and our comrades till we shall be commanded to 'fall-in' to cross the great pontoon which spans the dark river, separating us from the land of rest and eternal peace.." (from the Preface).
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$35
67018
Pape-Findley, Nancy
The Invincibles - signed copy The Story of the Fourth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry 1861-1865
Blood Road Publishing, Tecumseh MI, 2002.
Signed quarto hardcover, 395pp., monochrome illustrations. Very minor wear only; near fine in slightly edgeworn dustwrapper with small tear on rear fore-edge (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). An exhaustively researched history of the men who called themselves the "Invincibles", including original regimental history from 1912 and more recently found documented diaries and letters. It incorporates a complete listing of the 2500 men who served along with burial information and last known addresses.
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$60
67009
Pierce, Sergeant Lyman B
History of the Second Iowa Cavalry: Containing A Detailed Account of its Organization, Marches, and the Battles in Which It Has Participated; Also, A Complete Roster of Each Company
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1865 edition. Hardcover, octavo, 237pp. Plain mauve boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$25
66978
Ranstead, H.E.
A True Story and History of the Fifty-Third Regiment Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry Its Campaigns and Marches Incidents that occurred on Marches and in camp. What happened to some of its members and what became of others. Short stories of marches and how the army lived.
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, nd.
Facsimile reprint of the 1910 edition. Hardcover, octavo, 104pp. Plain grey-black boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Very scarce even in facsimile. Not print-on-demand.
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$100
200538
Sears, Stephen W.
George B. McClellan The Young Napoleon
Ticknor & Fields, New York NY, 1988.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with bronze spine titles; 482pp., with maps and 16pp. of monochrome plates. Mild wear; spine extremities softened; boards mildly rubbed; text block edges spotted; faint scattered foxing to the preliminaries; sticker ghost to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper mildly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Stephen Sears posits that "General McClellan's importance in shaping the course of the Union during the American Civil War was matched only by that of President Lincoln and Generals Grant and Sherman". And yet, the "Young Napoleon" has been relegated to the shadows by historians of that conflict. He fought the longest and largest campaign of the time and the single bloodiest battle in America's history; at thirty-seven, he was nominated for the presidency of the United States by the Democratic Party but was soundly defeated by Abraham Lincoln, whom McClelland held in contempt. Believing beyond any doubt that Confederate forces were greater than his and that enemies at his back conspired to defeat him, he equally believed that he was God's chosen instrument to save the Union. Drawing entirely upon primary sources, Sears has given us the first full picture of the contradictory McClelland, a man possessed by demons and delusions.
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$30
66968
Sheldon, Winthrop D.
The "Twenty-Seventh" A Regimental History
BiblioBazaar, Charleston SC, nd.
Hardcover, octavo, 143pp. Facsimile reproduction of the 1866 edition published by Morris & Benham. Illustrated boards. Minimal wear. Fine.
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$20
67010
Thorpe, Sheldon B
History of the Fifteenth Connecticut Volunteers in the War for the Defense of the Union 1861-1865
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1893 edition. Hardcover, octavo, 362pp., monochrome illustrations. Plain dark green boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$35
67011
Travis, B.F.
The Story of the Twenty-fifth Michigan
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1897 edition. Hardcover, octavo, 400pp., monochrome illustrations. Plain dark blue boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$30
67008
Walkley, Stephen (ed.)
History of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Hawley's Brigade, Terry's Division Tenth Army Corps 1861-1865
Higginson Book Company, Salem MA, 1998.
Facsimile reprint of the 1905 edition. Hardcover, octavo, 226pp., monochrome illustrations. Plain dark blue boards with gilt titling. Professional library style binding. Fine. Not print-on-demand.
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$30