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Tennessee Preacher, Tennessee Soldier: The Civil War Career of Captain John D. Kirkpatrick, CSA One of Morgan's Raiders
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Tennessee Preacher, Tennessee Soldier: The Civil War Career of Captain John D. Kirkpatrick, CSA One of Morgan's Raiders

By Thomas G. Stevens

Denver, Colorado: Outskirts Press, 2013. CD5 - A paperback book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. In 1861, young Presbyterian minister John D. Kirkpatrick - following in his grandfather and great grandfather's footsteps - was preaching at his first church near Nashville. At that time, war fever was raging even before Tennessee seceded. It was no surprise that John would enlist in the Confederate Army; like many in the South, his family had a long tradition of military service to their country. A year later, John became a captain in the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry, which soon was attached to Confederate General John Hunt Morgan. Tennessee Preacher, Tennessee Soldier is a carefully researched book that takes us through the years of the Civil War. It's the story of a man who was embroiled in bloody battles, bold raids, and daring escape - all the while living up to his religious values even under the stresses of war. Upon his return home, John successfully led several churches in Nashville, taught theology at Cumberland University in Lebanon, and published a newspaper. John D. Kirkpatrick lived a life of purpose and principle, and this is his story. 8"x5.75", 181 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Civil War Gentlemen: 1860s Apparel Arts & Uniforms
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Civil War Gentlemen: 1860s Apparel Arts & Uniforms

By R.L. Shep, W.S. Salisbury

Mendocino, California: R. L. Shep Publications, 1994. CB1 - A paperback book in good condition that has some bumped corners, scattered wrinkling, chipping, crease, and stains, small marked out info the back, wrinkling, crease, and some water soiled patches on some inside pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. Civil War Gentlemen: 1860s Apparel Arts & Uniforms by R.L. Shep, W.S. Salisbury, With an article by Peter Dervis, Pattern Consultant: Betty Williams. *Complete 1865 American Tailoring System; *Boy's Garments; *Shirts; *Accessories; *Zouave Uniforms; Suggested Patterns for Uniforms; 1861 U.S. Dress Regulations; *7th Regiment N.Y. State National Guard Uniforms; *Fashion Plates & Illustrations; Civil War Images. 11"x8.5", 260 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$60.00

Vicksburg and the War
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Vicksburg and the War

By Gordon Cotton; Jeff Giambrone

Grena, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, 2004. CX5 - A first edition (same date with no additional printing) hardcover book SIGNED by Gordon Cotton and Jeff Giambrone on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges, scattered scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, lightly moisture soiled, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9"x11.5", 160 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

Grierson's Raid
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Grierson's Raid

By D. Alexander Brown

Dayton, Ohio: Morningside Bookshop, 1981. CV6 - A hardcover book in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and small tears on the edges, corners, some chipping and crease on the sides, old price label adhered on the back, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. A Cavalry Adventure of the Civil War. 9.5"x6.5", 261 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Grierson's Raid was a Union cavalry raid during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It ran from April 17 to May 2, 1863, as a diversion from Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's main attack plan on Vicksburg, Mississippi. Early in 1863, Major General Charles Hamilton, the commander of the Corinth section of Grant's division, suggested what would eventually become Grierson's Raid. Subsequently, due to Hamilton's insistence on procuring a command that would garner him more glory, Hamilton offered his resignation. Grant quickly accepted. Up until this time in the war, Confederate cavalry commanders such as Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Hunt Morgan, and J.E.B. Stuart had ridden circles around the Union (literally, in Stuart's case; see the Peninsula Campaign), and it was time to out-do the Confederates in cavalry expeditions. The task fell to Col. Benjamin Grierson, a former music teacher who, oddly, hated horses after being kicked in the head by one as a child. Grierson's cavalry brigade consisted of the 6th and 7th Illinois and 2nd Iowa Cavalry regiments. Grierson and his 1,700 horse troopers, some in Confederate uniforms serving as scouts for the main force, rode over six hundred miles through hostile territory (from southern Tennessee, through the state of Mississippi and into Union-held Baton Rouge, Louisiana), over routes no Union soldier had traveled before. They tore up railroads and burned crossties, freed slaves, burned Confederate storehouses, destroyed locomotives and commissary stores, ripped up bridges and trestles, burned buildings, and inflicted ten times the casualties they received, all while detachments of his troops made feints confusing the Confederates as to his actual whereabouts, intent and direction. Total casualties for Grierson's Brigade during the raid were three killed, seven wounded, and nine missing. Five sick and wounded men were left behind along the route, too ill to continue. Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton, commander of the Vicksburg garrison, had few cavalry and could do nothing to stop Grierson. The premier Confederate cavalry commander, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, was off chasing another Union raider, Col. Abel Streight, in Alabama and thus had no opportunity to stop Grierson. While Streight's Raid failed, it did distract Forrest and this probably allowed the success of Grierson's Raid. Although many Confederate cavalry units pursued Grierson vigorously across the state (most notably those led by Wirt Adams and Robert V. Richardson), they were unsuccessful in stopping the raid. Grierson and his exhausted troopers ultimately rode into Union-occupied Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With an entire division of Pemberton's soldiers tied up defending the vital Vicksburg-Jackson railroad from the evasive Grierson, combined with Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's feint northeast of Vicksburg (the Battle of Snyder's Bluff), the beleaguered Confederates were unable to muster the forces necessary to oppose Grant's eventual landing below Vicksburg on the east side of the Mississippi at Bruinsburg.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$29.95

Between the Enemy and Texas: Parsons's Texas Cavalry in the Civil War
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Between the Enemy and Texas: Parsons's Texas Cavalry in the Civil War

By Anne J. Bailey

Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press, 1989. Q5 - A first edition (no additional printings) hardcover book in very good condition that has label stain on the back, some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. 9.25"x6.25", 357 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Blood Brothers: A Short History of the Civil War
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Blood Brothers: A Short History of the Civil War

By Frank E. Vandiver

College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1992. BM3 - A paperback book SIGNED by author on the half-title page in very good condition that has old price label on the back, lightly curled cover, some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, previous owner's library seal emboss on the half-title page, some light discoloration and shelf wear. Texas A&M University Military History Series 26. 9"x6", 209 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Brawling Brass: North and South
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Brawling Brass: North and South

By Harold B. Simpson

Hillsboro, Texas: Hill College Press, 1990. I3 - A 2nd edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylas protected. Dust jacket and book have some scattered stains and foxing, light discoloration and shelf wear. The Most Famous Quarrels of The Civil War Involving Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill, Jos. E. Johnston and John B. Hood, Robert E.Lee and James Longstreet, George Meade and Dan Sickles, Phil Sherida and Gouverneur K. Warren, John Pope and Fitz-John Porter. 9.25"x6.25", 78 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.00

My Story of the War: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience
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My Story of the War: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience

By Livermore, Mary A

Williamstown, Massachusetts: Corner House Publishers, 1978. P4 - An ex-library reprint hardcover book in very good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some bumped corners, some stains on the page edges, a few writing and marking, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Social Science Reprints. My Story of the War: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience as nurse in the Union Army, and in relief work at home, in hospitals, camps, and at the front, during the war of the rebellion, with Anecdotes, Pathetic Incidents, and Thrilling Reminiscences portraying The Lights and Shadows of Hospital Life and The Sanitary Service of the War. Superbly Illustrated with portraits and numerous full-page engravings on steel, and fine chromo-lithograph plates. 8.5"x6", 700 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$20.00

The Common Soldier of the Civil War

By Wiley, Bell I.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. AU4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has top to bottom crease on the front inside flap, wrinkling, chipping, and crease on some edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$6.00

Union Portraits

By Bradford, Gamaliel

Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1968. AU2 - Book has label on the spine, library stamping on the page edges with tanning, title page, and back fixed endpaper with label and cardholder adhered, discoloration (browning) and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Essay Index Reprint Series.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

Days of Darkness: The Gettysburg Civilians (Civil War Journal)

Alexandria, Virginia: Time Life Video, 1994. BR5 - Still in shrink wrap. V669-02. Approximate Running Time: 48 minutes. Color not Rated VHS. Closed Captioned (CC). . VHS Video Tape. As New/As New. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$3.95

My Folks and the Civil War

By Sullivan, Marge Nichols (Editor)

Topeka, Kansas, USA: Capper Press, 1994. BC3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white illustrated blue and gray wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamps on the front and back endpapers. A collection of authentic tales of the Civil War handed down from generation to generation. The stories come from battlefield and homefront, sharing the experiences of those who waged the War and those at home. This is a title in the publisher's series that includes "My Folks Came in a Covered Wagon," "My Folks Claimed the Plains," "My Folks and the One-Room Schoolhouse," and "My Folks' Depression Days." Indexed, 164p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

Leader of the Charge: A Biography of General George E. Pickett, C.S.A

By Longacre, Edward G.

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1995. AN1 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling and crease on the edges and corners, taped label on the lower spine and front, inside flaps taped on the top and bottom to the book cover, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has winkling on the spine edges, some rubbing on the cover edges, some stains on the page edges, label on the front loose endpaper and title page with library stamping, some musty smell, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise very good. This first ever scholarly portrait of the enigmatic Pickett will stand for years to come as his definitive biography.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.50

The Civil War Almanac

By Bowman, John S. (Executive Editor)

New York, New York, U.S.A.: World Almanac Publications, 1983. BN2 - Book has chipping and wear on some edges, sides and corners, peeling on the back top right corner, lightly bumped on some corners, small stain on the bottom page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Technical Consultants, Naval:Antony Preston, Weapons:Ian Hogg.. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.50

Prefaces to History

By Catton, Bruce

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970. Q5 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have library markings, DJ has wrinkling on some edges and corners, peeling and label stain on the lower spine, inside flaps are glued to the fixed endpapers, discoloration and normal shelf wear otherwise good. Book has wrinkling and chipping on the spine edges and gutter edges, wear on the cover edges, tear on the hinges of the fixed endpapers from top to bottom, moderate discoloration and shelf wear otherwise good. Here are the best of the author's shorter writings including some of his thoughtful essays from American Heritage, several of his prefaces to the writings of other historians, and articles he has written for professional journals.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.00

The Road to Appomattox
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The Road to Appomattox

By Hendrickson, Robert

New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998. L6 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have library markings, DJ has wrinkling on some edges and corners, inside flaps glued to the fixed endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has wrinkling and some wear on the spine edges and gutter edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Lavishly supplemented with vintage photographs, drawings, documents and maps, The Road to Appomattox offers rich and rewarding reading for history lovers, Civil War buffs, and anyone who enoys a memorable story engagingly told.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$5.00