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New Jersey Troops in the Gettysburg Campaign from June 5 to July 31, 1863

By TOOMBS Samuel

Orange, N.J. : The Evening Mail Publishing House, 1888. . 8vo, bright royal blue publisher's cloth, spine, gilt and somewhat darkened, minor wear to head and tail; bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown. In August 1862 Toombs enlisted as a sergeant in Company F, 13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry , and served for the next three year of the war, participating in the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburgand the Battles around Atlanta. He was in "The March to the Sea" and the Campaign in the Carolinas. He was discharged on June 8, 1865. After the war, he became a newspaperman in Orange and Newark, New Jersey. In 1878 he published the first regimental history of his unit, titled "Reminisces of the War: Comprising a Detailed Account of the Experiences of the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers in Camp, on the March and in Battle" (reprinted in 1994). In 1888he published the present work, which took him several years and contributed to his death. Also in 1878 he bought the "Orange Journal", a weekly newspaper. He tried for 7 years to introduce it as a daily newspaper, but was unsuccessful, and sold it in 1885. He returned to publish "The Newark Evening Mail", but died failing to complete his Civil War histories.


Letter to Hon. Reverdy Johnson, on the proceedings at the meeting, held at Maryland institute....[drop titleÑLetter penned on January 11th 1861]]


Baltimre: Murphy & Co., Printers, 1861. . 8vo, modern gray plain wrappers; paper slightly browned; unopened. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 39872. LeGrand (1814Ð 28 December 1861), a believer in secession by Maryland argues against Johnson's desire to save the Union at any cost, even to force the South "into slavish submission." He equates South Carolina's resistance to oppression to "the great congress of the colonies in 1774." LeGrand's political career was as follows: a member of the House of Delegates, Baltimore City, 1839-41. Speaker of the House, 1841. Maryland secretary of state, 1842-44. Associate Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Maryland, 1844-1851. Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1851-61. Defeated for reelection to the court in 1861 by a Unionist candidate, Silas Morris Cochran of Baltimore City, after publishing an open letter to the Baltimore Sun of January 14, 1861, calling on the state to secede from the Union. Reverdy Johnson was a conservative Democrat, he supported Stephen A. Douglas in the presidential/election of 1860. He was the defending attorney for the slave-owning defendant in thel 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford.H e was personally opposed to slavery and was a key figure in the effort to keep Maryland from seceding from the Union during the American Civil War. "


General Orders No. 4.

By [CONFEDERATE MEMORIALÑBATTLE ABBEY]. Headquarters Department East of the Mississippi.

Columbus, Miss.: Headquaters, 1895. . Handbill, 11 x 5 1/2 inches Two copies only located, one at Virginia Historical and one at the University of South Caroline which came from a scrapbook put together by Col. Benjamin Franklin Eshleman (1830-1909) a West Point graduate, born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Louisiana as a child and fought on the Confederate side during the Civil War. The scrap book was a gift of Jack and Mindy Castles; Mr. Castle's grandfather having married a daughter of Eshleman. This copy has been digitized. The handbill contains a plea to Confederate Veterans to contribute to a fund for a memorial in Richmond: Battle "As well said by Comrade Rouss: "The mementos of the struggle of the South...are scattered broadcast over the country. Should they not be collected and provision be made for their preservation....Then as our ranks are being rapidly thinnned by the Scythe of Time, let the comparatively few of us that remain at once take the matter in hand and labor for the realization of the prophetic vision and joyous hope of the patriot orator Senator Daniel, of Virginia--in the consummation of a completed Battle Abbey...[which would be]ÊÊAn undying memorial of the people who fought their own battles in their own way, for their own liberty as they conceived it for their own independence as they desired it, and who need give to the world no other reason why." Signed in print by two ex-Confederate generals, Stephen D. Lee and Edward Turner Sykes.