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    A Long Shadow. Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy by Ballard, Michael B

    London: University Press of Mississippi. no datecirca 1986. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 200 pages This fascinating book examines a series of events that assured Jefferson Davis a symbolic and influential position in the southern pantheon of heroes. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Confederate Operations in Canada and New York by John W. Headley

    Neale Publishing, New York, NY, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 480 pp. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Heavy shelfwear and discoloration to the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 - 3 pounds. Category: History; History::Civil War; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001328. . Additional shipping charges may apply.


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    Handbook of Confederate Swords by William A. Albaugh III, Richard D. Steuart

    Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1993. Reprint. Hardcover. Ex-Library. William A. Albaugh III, Richard D. Steuart, Handbook of Confederate Swords, Wilmington, N.C. Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1993 reprint, copyright 1951. Black textured covers with thick gold lettering, [14] 11-128, line drawings. Ex-lib (Very Good)/no DJ: ex-library with stickers and markings, tight, crisp, no underlining.


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    Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion by Buchanan, James

    New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1866. Hardcover. Good. x, [1], 10-296, 3-8 p.; 24 cm. Publisher's dark green pebble-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine title "Buchanan's Administration." Blind-ruled border on each board. Pale yellow endpapers. Publisher's advertisements on 6 pages following text. In pencil on front free endpaper: Patterson. Bookplate on back fixed endpaper indicates that the book was given to the Washington County Historical Society in 1911 by D.F. Patterson. Although this book was published without the author's name on the title page, the Preface is dated Wheatland, Buchanan's home in Pennsylvania. James Buchanan (1791-1868), the 15th President of the United States, was considered a "doughface" during his presidency, meaning that he was a Northerner with Southern sympathies. Today he is considered to be one of the worst presidents because of his failure to address the secession of seven Southern states. This failure led to the beginning of the Civil War shortly after the end of his term in office. At the time he was widely blamed for the war, which was sometimes called "Buchanan's War." In this work, he sought to defend his actions (and inactions). In Good Condition: ends of spine and corners fraying; cloth separating from from head along back joint; discoloration on lower spine; cloth slightly soiled; back hinge split; occasional soiling and pencil notations on pages.


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    A Campaign from Santa Fe to the Mississippi ; Being a History of the Old Sibley Brigade by Theophilus Noel, W. Randolph Howell

    Raleigh: Charles R. Sanders Jr., 1961. Limited ed. Hardcover. Ex-Library. [Theophilus Noel, W. Randolph Howell] A Campaign from Santa Fe to the Mississippi; Being a History of the Old Sibley Brigade, with an introduction by Neal Austin, Raleigh, Charles R. Sanders Jr., 1961, Limited Edition reprint, no. 23 of 500 copies. Black cloth spine over printed cloth-covered boards, white title pastedown on front 8vo (25 cm), [xx] [4 pp provenance of original book and table of brigade battles] 152 pp [2pp transcription]. Ex-library (Very Good): printed cloth worn on edges with chip on lower edge, ex-library with pocket and related markings, pages crisp, no underlining.


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    A History of the Ninety-Fifth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers by Wood, Wales W

    Chicago: Tribune Company's Book and Job Printing Office, 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good./No jacket.. 240p. Very Good condition with edge tears along the fore-edge of the blank rear endpapers. Front interior hinge starting. Binding very solid. Few light spots of foxing to the title, copyright pages and first page of the preface.


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    Spies for the Blue and Gray - Signed, Southern Edition by Harnett T. Kane

    Garden City: Hanover House, 1954. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Harnett T. Kane, Spies for the Blue and Gray, Garden City, Hanover House, 1954, First printing. Gray cloth hc with black and silver spine lettering, 8vo, aqua endpapers, 312 pp with index. Signed by author on "Southern Edition" extra half-title. Good/no DJ: covers bumped, foxing, ex-lib with minimal markings (bookplate and small stamp on title page), pages crisp, no internal markings. Printed in USA


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    $395.00

    The Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, 1862-1865 by Roe, Alfred Seelye (signed)

    Worcester, Massachusetts: Privately Published, 1899. INSCRIBED / SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Very Good condition. Only light soil/rubbing. SEE PHOTOS. Square and reasonably tight. Hinges are perfect. NOT a library discard. Bound in the original red cloth, decorated with blue, black and gold stamping. The gold lettering is still bright and shiny. Pages are creamy white, crisp and unmarked. INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to W. J. Davis "with recollections of a chance meeting at Appomattox, VA." (possibly William Jackson Davis who enlisted CSA May 6, 1862 - Private, Company "F" 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment, was discharged April 1865 and died April 8, 1916). Well illustrated with vintage photos, portraits, maps, etc. Coulter 395: "a work of unusual excellence from painstaking researches among his comrades' diaries and papers, historical documents, and his own enriched memory… [Alfred Seelye] Roe [1844-1917] enlisted in 1862… and was soon in Washington where he and his comrades spent considerable time guarding the city. In the spring of 1864 he joined Grant's march on Richmond. When Early made his famous raid on Washington, Roe was among the forces sent by Grant to save the city. Thereafter he operated in the Shenandoah Valley until… he was transferred back to Petersburg. After Lee's surrender, he went on the raid to Danville…" Nevins 153: "reflects painstaking research and skillful presentation." Dornbusch 40. Full title: "The Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, 1862-1865, A History of Its Organization, Services in the Defenses of Washington, Marches, Camps, Battles, and Muster-Out, with Accounts of Life in a Rebel Prison, Personal Experiences, Names and Addresses of Surviving Members, Personal Sketches, and a Complete Roster of the Regiment, by Alfred Seelye Roe of Company A.". INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition. 8vo. 615pp.


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    The Sword of Lincoln by Jeffery E. Wert

    New hardcover with dust jacket. 2005 Simon & Schuster Publishing. History of Lincoln's Army of the Potomac. Civil War history from eminent historian, modern interpretation of Civil War army. Ships USPS mail with tracking. We love our books and want you to love them too!! Thank you for looking


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    Rebels on the Rio Grande by A. B. Peticolas

    1984 University of New Mexico Press trade hardcover format. Inscribed & SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY from the author to Calvin Horn, late New Mexico State Senator & Publisher. "First edition" appears on the copyright page. Not remainder marked, dj is not clipped. Dj clean with no rips, no discoleration, looks fine in Brodart protectivee sleeve. Pages clean, unmarked & bright. Black cloth covered boards clean & square. Silver lettering on spine fine. Also included, Rebels on the Rio Grande bookmark/ marketing ephemera.


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    Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller edited by C. Vann Woodward

    New Haven: Yale Press, 1981 reprint. 886pp. illus. paperback tall 8vo: near Very Good [few creases; else a nice clean, complete & tight copy] This important re-edit of Confederate diarist Mary Boykin Chesnut's (1823-86) classic Civil War diaries by the American historian Woodward (1908-99) won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in history.


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    $900.00

    Texans Who Wore the Gray by Sid S. Johnson

    1907 First edition, volume one (all published). The author served as a junior officer under McCulloch, Ross, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Howes J-152. Nevins II, p. 225. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 110: "One of the most useful biographical compilations relating to Texans who served in the Confederacy . includes biographies of 384 participants in the Civil War, as well as 66 personal anecdotes of war service."


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    The Military Genius of Abraham Lincoln by [Civil War] Ballard, Colin R

    London: Oxford University Press, 1926. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. A favorable post World War I reinterpretation of Lincoln's military reputation and strategy. Contents which include First Bull Run, Shenandoah Valley, Jackson's March, Yorktown Peninsula, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Cedar Creek. 8vo, 246pp, maps throughout. Dark blue gilt cloth, title in gilt at spine. In the original dust jacket; dusty, a bit chipped, with a diamond shaped opening incised in the dust jacket spine.


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    Sketches from My Life by Pasha, Admiral Hobart (Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden, 1822-1886)

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887. This is the scarce First American Edition. It was originally bound in the publisher's red wrappers. This copy is graded just Fair because only the spine of the wrapper is still here, i.e. both the front and back wrapper are missing. However internal condition is Very Good with all pages present and still securely sewn together (NOT glued like a modern paperback). SEE PHOTOS. NOT a library discard. NO owner's name or bookplate. Autobiography of Admiral Hobart Pasha (Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden, 1822-1886) a British Royal Navy officer, and winner of the Victoria Cross. Recounted here are his service to England, adventures as a blockade runner during the Confederate War, experiences tracking down slavers, fighting for the Ottoman Empire, etc. Among the chapter titles are: Perils by Sea and Land: Rio de Janeiro; Slaver Hunting; In the Baltic; Blockade-Running; A Visit to Charleston; Never Caught!; Richmond during the Siege, The Land Blockade, I Enter the Turkish Navy; The War with Russia, Sport in Turkey; etc. Frontispiece portrait. Nevins, CIVIL WAR BOOKS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY 226: "A highly interesting, frank, and authoritative account by a successful blockade-runner." Harwell, IN TALL COTTON, THE 200 MOST IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE BOOKS 91: "Very interesting, forthright account of a successful blockade runner." Coulter, TRAVELS IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES, A BIBLIOGRAPHY 236: "As part of an exciting life, the author became a blockade runner during the Civil War, using Wilmington as his port of entrance. In 1863 he made a train trip from this port to Charleston and the following year to Richmond. Both experiences are recorded." In 1996 Broadfoot's CIVIL WAR BOOKS, A PRICED CHECKLIST valued this First American Edition at $400.00.. First American Edition. Softcover. Fair condition. viii, 282pp. + 10 page publisher's catalog.


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    The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Battle-fields. Pamphlet by Norwood, C. W., compiler

    Chattanooga, Tenn: Gervis M. Connelly, 1908. Wraps. Very good overall. Account of these critical Civil War battles, with hour by hour description of the action; keys to the maps which show troops in their critical situations (printed in red), and Union and Confederate regimental troop lists . Slim 4to (4 1/4 x 11 1/4"), staple bound. 32pp, illustrations, tipped in double sided folded map, printed b&w photographic illustrations. Printed paper wrappers. Slightly creased lower corner rear wrapper. OCLC: 12084016.


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    Debate on Pensioning Jeff. Davis. Condensed from the Proceedings of the U. S. Senate, March 3, 1879 by [Confederacy] [US Senate report]

    Washington DC, 1879. Paperback. Very good condition. "Provided further, That no pension shall ever be paid under this act to Jefferson Davis, the late president of the so-called confederacy" (p1); this proviso was added to a bill (granting pensions to veterans of the War of 1812 be applied also to veterans of the Mexican War) by Senator Hoar of Massachusetts. Sectional feelings once again ran high when the military pension for Jefferson Davis was proposed, with Republicans and Democrats split along party lines. 8vo, 8pp. Text in 2 columns. A very small amount of browning at inner edge, otherwise very good. Uncut, a small tear to first couple pages.


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    $120.00

    Durell's Battery in the Civil War. (Independent Battery D, Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery.) by Cuffel, Charles A

    Philadelphia Craig Finley [], 1900, hardcover. No publication date given, preface dated 1900. -- A narrative of the campaigns and battles of Berks and Bucks Counties' artillerists in the War of the Rebellion, from the Battery's organization, September 24, 1861, to its muster out of service, June 13, 1865. -- Includes drawings, portraits, maps, photos, list of battles, itinerary, roster. Hardcover, 265 pages, cover with gilt decorations, two ownerships. Condition: good only (hinge cracked and some pages taped or loose; cover lightly worn; text corner bumped). Complete, with all plates.


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    Storming of Fort Donelson, Febr. 16th. 1862 by [Civil War]

    New York & Hartford Ct: Phelps & Watson; E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 1860. Good + overall. Hand colored lithograph of the charge led by General Grant, of Union soldiers in blue storming in bayonet charge an earthworks, one planting a large American flag at the center of the composition, and Rebel soldiers retreating at the right. Grant is seen at the left, in the midst of his troops, on horseback. Title printed beneath image, "STORMING OF FORT DONELSON, FEBR. 16TH. 1862. Brilliant charge of the 2d. and 4th. Iowa and 11th. and 25th. Indiana Regiments, and Capture of the Rebel Battery previous to the Surrender". Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper. Evenly toned, with water stain lightly visible lower quarter of the plate. Title printed more heavily to the left, lighter to the right side. A few small closed tears lower portion barely visible in title below 14 x 10 1/4"


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    Jefferson Davis, Confederate President by Strode, Hudson

    New York Harcourt Brace, 1959, First Edition. hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. -- Laid in: 2-page ALS autograph letter signed by Strode, about his next book, and about a publisher's dinner party where the other guest of honor was Charles A. Lindbergh, with whom Strode conversed; letter and envelope dated 1970. -- Hardcover. Condition: very good minus (memo in book from the letter recipient; short tears to spine crown) with good dust jacket (edgeworn; price-clipped). -- UNIQUE ITEM


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    REMINISCENCES OF THE BOYS IN GRAY - 1861-1865. by Yeary, Mamie

    Austin: Ericson, 2003. Reprint . Hardback. New. (First edition was published in 1912). 902pp., photographic reproductions, and in addition to the alphabetical memoirs of each soldier there are also these documents: Chronological List of Engagements by States, Constitution of the Confederate States and Members of the Provisional and Regular Congress of the Confederate States. Clean, no names, no writing. White-stamped 4to gray cloth. A much needed and enormous undertaking. Contains 2,006 entries.BASIC TEXAS 223 -"Predominantly Texans, common soldier recollections, delightful insights into the life of the soldier." NEVINS II-248.


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    The South Alone, should govern the South. And African Slavery Should be Controlled by Those Only, Who are Friendly to It. Read and send to your Neighbor. Tract, No. 1 by Civil War; Confederacy. Townsend, John (Hon.)

    Charleston: Evans & Cogswell, 1860. Third edition. 'The topics discussed being the condition of the South in the present Union and her gloomy prospects for the future, together with the measures of remedy suitable to her case are subjects of deep interest to every southern man...' Townsend advocates resistance and secession from the Union, "By taking their destinies under their own control, and preparing, without delay, to organize for themselves a separate and independent confederacy." 8vo, 62pp, (1), pamphlet, original wrappers but original stitching not present making it disbound, front slt. marked, o/w good+. Sabin 96379; OCLC 4754051.


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    The California Column in New Mexico by Darlis A. Miller

    1982 University of New Mexico Press trade hardcover format. "First edition." appears on the copyright page. Not remainder marked, dj is not clipped. Dj is remarkably clean with no wear, no rips, no discoleration, looks fine in Brodart protective sleeve. Pages clean, unmarked & bright. Light gold cloth covered boards clean & square. Red lettering on spine fine. Binding tight, straight & unbroken.


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    Report On The Organization And Campaigns Of The Army Of The Potomac... Campaign In Western Virginia by McClellan, George B., 1826-1885

    New York, Sheldon & Company, 1864. Hard Cover. 480 p., four maps (Antietam, front.; Peninsula, p. 154; Yorktown, p. 176; Richmond, p. 360). This was the first salvo in McClellan's campaign for the presidency. "He believed beyond any doubt that his Confederate enemies faced him with forces substantially greater than his own. He believed with equal conviction that enemies at the head of his own government conspired to see him and his army defeated so as to carry out their traitorous purposes. He believed himself to be God's chosen instrument for saving the Union" -- Stephen Sears. This book contains more than a touch of the madness in which the man who lost courage in every battle he fought finds blame in everyone but himself. The cloth in the original binding is too slight for the job (mirroring the general?); I have had this copy restored with strong cloth of the same color saving the original and the embossed covers. There is some foxing and old water stains in the back pages. A fundamental document of the Union side of the Civil War. Stock#OB126. Vg/ no dj.


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    A Defence of Virginia: (and through her, of the South) in recent and pending contests against the sectional party by DABNEY, Robert Lewis

    1867 1st ed Defense of Virginia Dabney pro Slavery Civil War Confederate America Confederate justification for slavery! An incredible, first edition of the Presbyterian minister Robert Dabney's justification for slavery – 'Defence of Virginia'. Dabney tries to provide a Judeo-Christian argument for slavery from both the Old and New Testaments as well as an ethical and economical argument for his justification of slavery ending with a rather glum perspective with the Confederate loss of the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves. According to Larned, "interesting for new conditions under which the essays were composed. Written in the heat of the close of the war. Taken almost a hopeless view of the future." Item number: #7654 Price: $550 DABNEY, Robert Lewis A Defence of Virginia: (and through her, of the South) in recent and pending contests against the sectional party. New York: E.J. Hale, 1867. First Edition. Details : · Collation: Complete with all pages o [xii], 742 · References: Nevins II, p.216; Sabin 18253; Larned 2391 · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 12.5cm) · Extremely rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 7654 Photos available upon request.


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