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11301 . Schilling, Edw[ard]. (1844-1925) Edited by Barbara Schilling Everstine. My Three Years in the Volunteer Army of the United States of America, from August 12th 1862 to June 10th 1865 .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), [1985]. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white portraits , vi, 108 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Schilling was a farm boy from Frostburg, Maryland and in August of 1862 he travelled by train to Baltimore to join Company F, Fourth Maryland Volunteers. This compilation by one of Schilling's granddaughters merges letters he wrote to family back home with the narrative of a daily journal kept while in the army. Bound in printed grey paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. Slight rubs at spine ends.  

Book #11301
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8640 . Sorrel, G[ilbert]. Moxley (1838-1901), Edited by Bell Irvin Wiley. Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer (Signed by Wiley) .
Click for larger imageJackson, TN: McCowat-Mercer Press, Inc., 1958; Reprint. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs , xxii, 322 pages. Condition: Good. No dust jacket.
     An uncommonly candid and competent Confederate memoir. Sorrel was aide-de-camp on General James Longstreet's staff before being commissioned brigadier general and chief of staff of the 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. He was thus in a position to closely observe much of the war in the East as well as Longstreet and many of the high command of the Army of Northern Virginia. An essential Civil War memoir. Bell Wiley has edited the original text to make more readable, and has added a much needed introduction, notes section, and an index. SIGNED by Wiley on half title. NEVINS, ET AL, p. 161; see EICHER #317. Bound in light green cloth over boards with faded gilt-stamped spine titles. Exterior shows some soil, mild edge wear, slight cocking toward head of spine. Some scattered brown stains to a few pages.  

Book #8640
$25.00    order or inquire US Civil War Memoirs Confederacy James Longstreet Army of Northern Virginia Confederate States high command Strategy

8476 . Taylor, Walter H[erron]. (1838-1916). General Lee: His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865, with Personal Reminiscences .
Click for larger imageNorfolk: Nusbaum Book and News Company, (1906); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Fold-out colored maps , x, 314 pages. Condition: Good.
     Taylor served Lee as Adjutant-General of the Army of Northern Virginia throughout the war, giving him an exceptional vantage point for the events, actions, and personalities he records here. Valuable information on the personal traits of Robert E. Lee, Taylor himself, and important descriptions of the Peninsular campaign, Second Manassas, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the 1864 Virginia campaigns. Superior to Taylor's earlier "Four Years with General Lee" published in 1877 because it contains more detail and personal recollections. Ref. EICHER #323; NEVINS, CWB p. 167; HOWES #T75; DORNBUSCH, Vol. II #2963; etc. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Spine is sun-faded, top fore corner of upper board is bumped to a depth of about 1" resulting in some rippling to about the first 50 pages. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, dark stain across upper board, a couple of dampstains to rear pastedown. Hinges remain sound and the 9 folding maps are in excellent condition, free of tears.  

Book #8476
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11120 . Thomas, Clarence. General Turner Ashby, the Centaur of the South, a Military Sketch .
Click for larger imageWinchester, VA: Eddy Press Corporation, 1907; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white plates , xii, 211 pages. Condition: Good, Ex-Library.
     Uncommon Confederate biography with annotations by one who served with Ashby and witnessed some of the incidents described. One lengthy annotation concerns Col. Ashby's report that Union forces were withdrawing from the Valley, which led to Jackson's defeat at Kernstown. Despite that mistake, Ashby showed great promise as Stonewall Jackson's cavalry commander in the Shenandoah Campaign of 1862. The Virginia native had been promoted to Brigadier General just 10 days before being killed near Harrisonburg, Virginia June 6, 1862. DORNBUSCH Vol. II, #2587. This copy deaccessioned from a private institutional library with their catalogue number at base of spine and a few stamps in front matter. Bound in red cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt. A patch of spotting to lower fore corner of upper board, mild extremity wear to binding.  

Book #11120
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10831 . Uhlig, Frank, Jr. (editor). Vietnam: The Naval Story .
Click for larger imageAnnapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1986). Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , viii, 515 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Fifteen eyewitness commentaries on U.S. naval operations in Vietnam form the core of this collection of essays and are the first serious attempts to describe the naval side of the Vietnam War. Covers both the combatant and logistical aspects of the naval war. Bound in green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine, green endpapers.  

Book #10831
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8983 . Van Alstyne, Lawrence. Diary of an Enlisted Man .
Click for larger imageNew Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1910; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , Black & white frontispiece author portrait , x, 348 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Vivid memoir of everyday life for a common soldier in the Civil War. Van Alstyne was with the 128th New York Infantry and spent time in Maryland and Louisiana. DORNBUSCH, VOL. I, #N532; NEVINS, CWB VOL. I, p. 172. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, camp vignette in gilt at center of upper board, decorative endpapers. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, minor rubs to binding extremities. Endpapers showing some splitting along inner margins but hinges remain snug. Handsome copy.  

Book #8983
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7373 . Billings, John D. (illustrated by Charles W. Reed). Hardtack and Coffee, or the Unwritten Story of Army Life… .
Gansevoort, NY: Corner House Historical Publications, 1996; Reprint. Octavo, Wrappers , Black & white cuts , [xii], v-vi, 408 pages. Condition: Very good.
     "Including chapters on enlisting, life in tents and log huts, Jonahs and beats, offences and punishments, raw recruits, foraging, corps and corps badges, the wagon trains, the Army mule, the engineer corps, etc." Remarkable first attempt by a Civil War veteran to put down on paper not the great battles and generals but the every day experiences of the common soldier. Billings served with the 10th Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery in Sickles' Third and Hancock's Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. Glossy pictorial paper covers with tiny corner creases. Some faint soil to textblock edges.  

Book #7373
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9560 . Boeman, John. Morotai: A Memoir of War .
Click for larger imageGarden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , [vi], 279 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Boeman was a World War II bomber pilot with the 307th Bombardment Group, flying missions against Japan from the Pacific atoll of Morotai. No significant wear to book. Jacket shows some very shallow edge wrinkling at head of spine, a 1/8" closed tear at top edge of front panel, and a 3/8" closed edge tear at heel of spine. Clean and crisp copy overall.  

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7581 . Casey, Robert J. Battle Below: the War of the Submarines .
Click for larger imageIndianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1945); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographic plates , 380 pages. Condition: Near Fine. No dust jacket.
     The story of the American submarine service in World War II based on first hand experience and research by a veteran Chicago Daily News war correspondent. Information on Germany's U-boats and the strategy of their employment. Also lots of information on everyday life in the submarines. Appendix on "Difficulties of the Submerged Life." Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board lettering, yellow topstain. Minor edge wear, prior owner bookplate on front pastedown.  

Book #7581
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9454 . Chesnut, Mary Boykin (Edited by Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary). A Diary from Dixie, as written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States Senator from South Carolina, 1859-1861, and afterward an Aide to Jefferson Davis and Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army .
Click for larger imageNew York: Peter Smith, 1929. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white plates , xxii, 424 pages. Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket.
     One of the classic memoirs of the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut made the most of her high connections and observant, candid eye in reporting on economic and social conditions, Southern morale, and major events of the day from the Southern perspective. See EICHER #347; NEVINS et al Vol II, page 184; HOWES #C352; HARWELL #23; etc. Bound in tan cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt. Front endpapers split along hinge, though hinge is holding snugly, rear endpaper shows a partial split in same location. Minoe wear to board extremities, short tear to cloth at head of spine.  

Book #9454
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8475 . Davis, Nicholas A. The Campaign from Texas to Maryland with the Battle of Fredericksburg .
Click for larger imageAustin: Steck Company, 1961; Facsimile reprint. Octavo, Full cloth , color plates, black & white portraits , [xviii], 168 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Mylar jacket.
     Reverend Davis was the Presbyterian Chaplain of the 4th Regiment of John Bell Hood's Texas Brigade. This is an exact facsimile reproduction of the original 1863 Richmond edition augmented with a special publisher's Preface and five original watercolor plates prepared especially for this edition by Elizabeth Rice Bauknight. These color paintings depict the appearance of typical soldiers in the 4th Texas Regiment of Hood's Brigade. This unit fought at Williamsburg, Gaines' Farm, Malvern Hill, Manassas, Antietam, etc. An important Confederate narrative which contains personal comments on almost all aspects of the war. Includes the muster roll and list of casualties for the regiment. See DORNBUSCH Vol. II, #1081; NEVINS et al, CWB Vol. I, p. 79; HOWES #D127, etc. Bound in tan cloth over boards with black titles and ornamental borders to spine and upper board. There is a 1 1/2" check mark in ballpoint pen at top fore corner of front free endpaper and a few light extremity rubs to cloth. A Mylar cover protects the book. Slipcase has moderate wear and soil.  

Book #8475
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10907 . Dawson, Francis W[arrington]. (1840-1889) Edited by Bell I[rvin]. Wiley (1906-1980). Reminiscences of Confederate Service, 1861-1865 .
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1986). Octavo, Full cloth , xvi, 214 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Memoirs of and Englishman who came to America to fight for the Confederacy. Dawson served on the CSS Nashville and on the ironclad Louisiana before joining the artillery service and serving on Longstreet's staff. Dawson became the renown editor of the Charleston Courier after the war. This edition has an introduction and notes by Bell I. Wiley and an appendix of wartime letters between Dawson and his family and friends in England. EICHER #205; see WILEY, CWB Vol. I, p. 79. Bound in tan cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt. Minor extremity bumps, light soil to binding, an occasional tick mark in text margins.  

Book #10907
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9075 . [Dooley, John Edward (1842-1873)] Edited by Joseph T[homas]. Durkin, Foreword by Douglas Southall Freeman. John Dooley, Confederate Soldier: His War Journal .
Click for larger image[Georgetown]: Georgetown University Press, 1945; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black & white plates , xxvi, 244 pages. Condition: Very good, ex library. No dust jacket.
     Dooley was a cultured young Richmond soldier of the First Virginia Infantry, Kemper's Brigade, Pickett's Division, First Corps Army of Northern Virginia. His combat diary begins after Cedar Mountain in 1862 and ends with Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg where he was wounded and captured. The rest of his diary covers his year and a half as a prisoner of war. Many insights on life in Lee's army. EICHER #207; DORNBUSCH Vol. II, #1309; NEVINS, CWB Vol. I, p. 82. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, endpaper maps. Private library stamp and pencil erasure on title page, catalogue number at heel of spine, otherwise clean and sound.  

Book #9075
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11201 . Ewell, R[ichard]. S[toddert]. (1817-1872). Arranged and Edited by Percy Gatling Hamlin. The Making of a Soldier: Letters of General R. S. Ewell .
Click for larger imageRichmond: Whittet & Shepperson, 1935; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black and white plates , 161 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Some 50 private letters that illuminate Ewell's development as a military man. Most are pre-Civil War and include his admission into West Point, the Mexican War, and the onset of the secession crisis. In one such letter the future Confederate general writes that many of his closest friends in the army are from the "extreme ends of the Union." Ten of the letters are from the Civil War. There are three black and white illustrations with tissue guards. One of these is an interesting aerial photograph of Gettysburg with troop positions marked. EICHER #213; DORNBUSCH Vol. II, #2274; NEVINS Vol. I, p. 86. Bound in dark brown cloth over boards with tan paper sides, title label on spine. Mild extremity wear, rubbing to spine label, hinges expertly repaired. Tear to one tissue guard. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown.  

Book #11201
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11227 . Grant, Nicholas B[iddle]. (1846-1936). The Life of a Common Soldier 1862-1865 .
Click for larger imageLaFollette: The LaFollette Press, [1927?]; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , 36 pages. Condition: Good.
     Grant was a native of Campbell County, Tennessee and at age 16 slipped through Confederate lines into Kentucky to join other loyal Tennesseans forming Union regiments there. He joined the Sixth Tennessee Regiment in April of 1862 at Camp Beech, near the town of Jellico. Grant here records many interesting anecdotes from a young boy's perspective. His memoir is one of the more scarce soldier's narratives of the Civil War. Bound in brown paper covers over stapled binding with title printed in black on front cover. Covers have mild creases, edge rubs, and moderate soil. Textblock and covers have been chewed at heel of spine to a depth of about .25", though no text is affected. Lightly browned inside with a few faint dampstains in margins.  

Book #11227
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7766 . Johns, Glover S., Jr. The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo .
Click for larger imageHarrisburg: Military Service Publishing Company, (1958); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , Endpaper maps , xii, 257 pages. Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket.
     First hand account of combat with the 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry, 29th Division from landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day to the capture of St. Lo, June-July, 1944. This copy has two library stamps--one on the top and the other on the fore edge of the textblock--and a plain card pocket tipped onto a blank leaf at rear. No other library marks. Prior owner name and date penned on front pastedown. Bound in textured grey paper over boards with red title to spine and upper board. Minor extremity rubs. Binding sound, sturdy copy.  

Book #7766
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6749 . Klein, Frederic Shriver (Editor), with W. Harold Redcay and G. Thomas LeGore. Just South of Gettysburg: Carroll County, Maryland in the Civil War: Personal Accounts and Descriptions of a Maryland Border County, 1861-1865 .
Click for larger image(S.l.): Historical Society of Carroll County, (1984); Third Edition. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographic plates, maps , xx, 247 pages. Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     A fine collection of letters, soldier diaries, clippings, and unpublished documents capturing the sentiments of both Union and Confederate sympathizers in this Maryland county. Focus is on the Gettysburg campaign in 1863, with detailed information on J. E. B. Stuart's route through Maryland on his way to support Lee, and the important cavalry battle at Westminster that caused Stuart to arrive at Gettysburg too late to affect the outcome. Large folded map showing Union and Confederate movements and engagements throughout the county. See NEVINS, CWB Vol. II, p. 153. Dark blue cloth over board with grey cloth spine, gilt stamped spine lettering. Jacket has a few light edge rubs.  

Book #6749
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9853 . Lee, Fitzhugh. General Lee (Great Commanders Series) .
Click for larger imageNew York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. Octavo, Quarter leather , Frontispiece portrait, fold-out maps , [xii], 433 pages. Condition: Good.
     Biography of Robert E. Lee by his nephew. Fitz Lee was a Confederate cavalry commander during the Civil War and fought at Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg among other battles. The book includes fold-out maps and a plan of the battlefield at Gettysburg. Bound in yellow cloth over boards with dark blue leather spine, gilt spine titles, top edge gilt. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Spine ends are chipped, some rubs along spine, mild soil to boards. Folding map at rear has two 1" tears at lower margin, one of which is tape-repaired.  

Book #9853
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8561 . Lee, Robert Edson. To the War .
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , Sketches by Lorence Bjorklund , viii, 179 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Memoir of a junior Naval Reserve officer in World War II. Lee represents that significant group of World War II veterans who actually enjoyed the war. Bound in light green cloth over boards with blue paper sides and black and red decorations and lettering, light blue topstain. Touch of fading to top edges of boards, shallow wrinkles at spine heel. Jacket has a few slight edge wrinkles.  

Book #8561
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10269 . Leech, Samuel. Thirty Years from Home, or A Voice from the Main Deck; Being the Experience of Samuel Leech, who was for six years in the British and American Navies; was captured in the British frigate Macedonian: Afterwards entered the American Navy… .
Click for larger imageBoston: Tappan & Dennet, 1843; First printing. Duodecimo, Original cloth , engraved plates , xvi, [17]-305 pages. Condition: Good.
     Subtitle concludes: "…and was taken in the United States brig Syren, by the British ship Medway." First edition of this classic firsthand account naval warfare in the War of 1812. HOWES #L224; SABIN #39812. Bound in original dark brown cloth over boards with title in gilt on spine, both boards ornamented in blind. One leaf of publisher advertising at rear. Wear to binding extremities with chips to head and heel of spine and rubs through cloth at fore corners, bottom edges, and in spots along joints. Some browning to textblock, prior owner name penned neatly on preliminary blank. Hinges still sound.  

Book #10269
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9382 . Mason, Theodore C. (Foreword by Edward L. Beach). Battleship Sailor .
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1982); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black and white photographs , xiv, 271 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Vivid memoir of the life of an enlisted man in World War II battleships. Mason was at his battle station on the mainmast of the USS California during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He had a panoramic view of the devastation that including the sinking of his own ship. Bound in red cloth over boards with spine titled in black, gray endpapers. Prior owner bookplate and single line inscription on front pastedown, blind-stamped monogram at top fore corner of front free endpaper. A few rubs to board extremities, shallow wrinkles to spine ends of book and jacket.  

Book #9382
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9699 . [McClure, John R.] Introduced and edited by Nancy Niblack Baxter. Hoosier Farm Boy in Lincoln's Army: The Civil War Letters of Pvt. John R. McClure .
(S.l.): Privately Printed, (1971); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs, endpaper maps , 72 pages. Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Private McClure fought with the 14th Indiana Volunteers at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and was just behind the lines at Gettysburg. His letters are to his sister and girlfriend back home, interspersed with editorial comments by Baxter (McClure's great-granddaughter). Bound in orange cloth over boards with spine titled in black. Few rubs at spine ends. Jacket has a few closed edge tears, some chipping at spine ends, and some mild staining.  

Book #9699
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9412 . Olmsted, Gideon (1749-1845). Introduction by Gerard W. Gawalt, Coda by Charles W. Kreidler. The Journal of Gideon Olmsted: Adventures of a Sea Captain during the American Revolution. A Facsimile .
Click for larger imageWashington: Library of Congress, 1978. Quarto, Full cloth , facsimile documents , xvi, 129 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine slipcase.
     Gideon Olmsted's journal describes a series of adventures during the American Revolution where he was aboard three different ships captured by the British, was held prisoner three times. He finally shipped as a hand aboard the British ship Active where he carried out a mutiny and took command. The Active was in turn captured and claimed as a prize by the Convention, an armed ship owned by Pennsylvania. Olmsted was the great uncle of Frederick Law Olmsted and his journal is here published for the first time. Bound in light colored cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, endpaper maps. Facsimiles of the journal pages are accompanied by transcribed and mildly edited versions of the text. In an attractive illustrated slipcase with a few extremity rubs. Clean and sound.  

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7030 . Poague, William Thomas; edited by Monroe F. Cockrell (Introduction by Bell Irvin Wiley). Gunner with Stonewall: Reminiscences of William Thomas Poague, Lieutenant, Captain, Major and Lieutenant Colonel of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA, 1861-65: A Memoir Written for His Children in 1903 .
Click for larger imageJackson, TN: McCowat-Mercer Press, Inc., 1957; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs, maps , xxiv, 181 pages. Condition: Very good. No dust jacket.
     Valuable first hand narrative which provides articulate and unembellished remembrances of Lee, Jackson, Johnston, Polk, and Pendleton as well as excellent descriptions of Jackson's Valley campaign, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the May campaign, and Appomattox. Fold-out map of the military campaigns of Stonewall Jackson. EICHER #306; NEVINS CWB vol. I, p. 147; DORNBUSCH vol. II, #3055. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering, yellow topstain. Minor bumps to lower fore corners, light edge rubs. Tasteful prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, small patch of browning from old tape at one fold on Jackson map.  

Book #7030
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8872 . Putnam, George Haven (1844-1930). Some Memories of the Civil War, Together with an Appreciation of the Career and Character of Major General Israel Putnam, Leader in the Colonial Wars and in the American Revolution .
Click for larger imageNew York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1924; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black and white frontispiece portrait , vi, 301 pages. Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket.
     Putnam was a distinguished major in the 176th New York volunteers during the Civil War, was captured at the battle of Cedar Creek, and spent the winter of 1864-1865 in Richmond's Libby Prison. This book is comprised of eight addresses on the Civil War and its leaders, a group of letters Maj. Putnam wrote from prison, and an address on Revolutionary War hero, Israel Putnam. The illustrations consist of a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of a uniformed Maj. Putnam after a Brady photograph of 1863 and a photographic plate of Libby Prison taken in 1865. NEVINS, et al, p. 149. Bound in red cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt, most of which (gilt) has flaked away, top edge gilt. Minor edge wear, prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, mild browning to endpapers, hinges remain sound.  

Book #8872
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10905 . Rowell, John W. Yankee Cavalrymen: Through the Civil War with the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry (Signed) .
Click for larger imageKnoxville: University of Tennessee Press, (1971); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black and white photographs, maps, illus. , xvi, 280 pages. Condition: Near fine in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Engaging account of life in a Union cavalry regiment which participated in major battles at Perryville, Chickamauga, and Bentonville, and engaged in continuous scouting and foraging raids through Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Based on archival sources and diaries, including those of Cornelius Baker and William Thomas. EICHER #1086. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Rowell on front free endpaper. Good bibliography. Three pieces of correspondence between a book reviewer and the Louisville Times newspaper laid in. Bound in light blue cloth over boards with spine stamped in black and gilt, upper board vignette in black, light blue endpapers. Binding shows a few extremity bumps. Jacket has surface wrinkles and light rubs.  

Book #10905
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10904 . Washington, George and Franc¸ois Joseph Paul, Marquis de Grasse-Tilly, Comte de Grasse (Edited by the Institut Franc¸ais de Washington). Correspondence of General Washington and Comte de Grasse, 1781, August 17 - November 4; with Supplementary Documents from the Washington Papers in the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress .
Click for larger imageWashington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1931; First printing. Quarto, Hardcover , xviii, 167 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Exchange of letters between Washington and the French naval commander who delivered him 3,000 reinforcements in Virginia and then held the British Royal Navy at bay while he defeated Cornwallis at Yorktown. This proved to be the decisive battle of the Revolutionary War. Bound in tan cloth with blue paper sides, titles and ornament in black on upper board, blue endpapers. Mild bumps to spine ends, chipping to paper label on spine. Prior owner name at top of title page.  

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8786 . Wiley, Bell Irvin. The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union .
Click for larger imageIndianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, (1952); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographic plates , 454 pages. Condition: Near fine. No dust jacket.
     Wiley's classic work on makeup, experience, and motivations of the common Northern soldier in the Civil War. Based on the letters and diaries of the soldiers themselves. Still the outstanding work of its kind. Companion to his earlier "The Life of Johnny Reb." UNION BOOKSHELF #114; EICHER #676; NEVINS, ET AL, CWB vol. I, p. 178; DORNBUSCH vol. III, #1101. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles, reddish topstain. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, spine somewhat faded, light extremity wear.  

Book #8786
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