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Libby Life : Experiences of a Prisoner of War in Richmond, Va., 1863-1864

By Cavada, Lieutenant Colonel F. F. [ Federico Fernández ]

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1865. First edition. Hardcover. Good. First ed. 1865. Good hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Blue cloth with "Prison Life in Richmond" on gilt on spine. Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Corners bumped. Large white stain on front cover, possibly paint, and a much smaller one at rear. Wear to head and heel of spine. Foxing to pages, especially at the first and last 15-20 p. of the book. A few signatures loose, but not detached. Embossed stamp of "St. Clair and Hurst Stationers" in New York city on endpaper. (11) 200 p. w/ illustrations, appendix of fellow prisoners "requesting" he publish the "sketches illustrative of our life in this prison". A collection of anecdotes and stories about Cavada's time in Libby Prison, Virginia. Cavada was in the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry and was captured at the Peach Orchard on July 2. After his release he finished he war with whis regiment.. Later he joined the Cuban Liberation Army and became Commander-in-chief of its forces. He was captured at Camagüey, Cuba while planning an invation of the island, and executed on July 1 1871.

$55.00

Advance and Retreat : Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate States Armies

By Hood, J. B.

New Orleans: Hood Orphan Memorial Fund, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size) Library Binding. NOT ex-library. Some wear to edges and corners of boards, some scuffing to covers. Water staining to first 8 pages. 358 p. w/ maps (1 folding) and illus. The memoir of a controversial Confederate General, injured at Gettysburg. He uses a considerable portion of his book to command controversies between himself and Johnston on the Western theater of the war,

$60.00

Mosby's Rangers : A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry from Its Organization to the Surrender from the Diary of a Private, Supplemented and Verified with Official Reports of Federal Officers and Also of Mosby...

By Williamson, James J.

New York, NY: Ralph B. Kenyon, 1896. First edition. Hardcover. Fair. Octavo (standard size) Library Binding. NOT Ex-library. Wear to edges and corners of boards, some scuffing to covers. Water staining to page edges of majority of pages, more so at front and rear. 509 p. w/ maps and illus, roster, index. A classic Confederate Civil War account of one of the most effective and famous cavalry forces in United States history, in worn but serviceable condition.

$60.00

History of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion

By Canfield, S. S. Captain

Toledo, OH: Vrooman, Anderson, Bateman Printers, 1893. First edition. hardcover in library binding. good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket. NOT ex-library but in library type binding. One photo portrait has been torn and repaired with tape. 192 p. w/ frontis, 19 photo portraits, and 47 p. roster of men in the regiment, noting promotion, discharge, capture or death. This volunteer regiment fought from the end of 1861 thru the end of the war. It fought at such battles as Stones River, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Savannah, and more.

$100.00

Fredericksburg Civil War Sites April 1861 - 1862

By Harrison, Noel G.

Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard Inc., 1995. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Limitation page, signed by author and numbered 443 of 1000 copies. 206 p. w/ maps, illus., notes, selected bibliography, index. An overview and description of numerous Civil War sites around Frdericksburg, VA. A volume in the Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders series.

$35.00

The North Anna Campaign : "Even to Hell Itself " May 21 - 26, 1864. Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders Series.

By Miller, J. Michael

Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard Inc., 1997. Second edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 188 p. w/ maps, illus., notes, bibliography, index. A study of this hard fought campaign, noted for the excellent defensive preparations and strategy of Lee. A volume in the Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders series.

$30.00

The Petersburg Campaign. The Destruction of the Weldon Railroad : Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern, and Reams Station August 14 - 25, 1864. Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders Series.

By Horn, John

Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard Inc., 1989. Second edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Thin octavo (standard size). Address label of former owner on flyleaf. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 270 p. w/ maps, illus., notes, bibliography, index. A study of these hard fights that led to the loss of Richmond's easy rail access to supplies from the South during the Petersburg Campaign. A volume in the Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders series.

$45.00

Prisoners' Mail From the American Civil War

By Harrison, Galen D.

the author, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/no dust jacket. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Very small tear in cloth at head of spine. Heel of spine bumped. Large ilight blue inked stamp from printer on flyleaf. 307 p. w/ b&w illus., appendices, index. Covers the mail from both sides of the conflict, including exaination marks and covers.

$55.00

A Narrative of the Campaign in the Valley of the Shenandoah, in 1861

By Patterson, Robert

Philadelphia: John Campbell, 1865. Fifth Thousand. . Hardcover in full green pebbled cloth. Good. Thin octavo (standard size). SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the half title. Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Cloth worn through at bottom corners. Corners and head and heel of spine bumped. Longer tear (2 in) at foredge on p. 57/58. Smaller tears at foredges of p. 107/08 and 109/110. Slight foxing throughout. 128 p. w/ map, index. Patterson, a War of 1812 veteran, puts forth his poor defense of his actions that cost the Union the Shenandoah Valley in 1861.

$95.00

Wilson's Cavalry Corps : Union Campaigns in the Western Theater, October 1864 - Spring 1865

By Keenan, Jerry

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1998. First edition. hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Stamped ala a postal cancellation " SHILOH NMP/ Nov. 13 '99 / Shiloh TN" on free endpaper, with the former owner's emboss just below it. 263 p. w/ notes, bibliography, index. A history of James H. Wilson's command as chief of cavalry for the Military Division of the Mississippi under Sherman. He was instrumental in raising havoc with Confederate military infrastructure, defeated Bedford Forrest twice, and took several fortified cities.

$30.00

"Constructing Munitions of War" : The Portsmouth Navy Yard Confronts the Confederacy 1861 - 1865

By Winslow, Richard E. III

Portsmouth, NH: Portsmouth Marine Society / Peter E. Randall, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Quarto ( slightly oversized ). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on flyleaf. 431 p. w/ illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. A history of this important US Navy shipyard during the Civil War, looking at the yard, the ships made there (such as the USS Kearsarge and Agamenticus), the men who worked it, and the yard's relation to other Union yards of the time. Sources include many unpublished records, letters, and diaries.

$60.00

France and the Confederate Navy ( 1862 - 1868 ): An International Episode

By Bigelow, John

New York, NY: Bergman Publishers, 1968. Reprint. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Reprint of an 1888 work. Slight wear to edges of boards. Address label of former owner on pastedown, and his name hand written on the flyleaf. 247 p. w/ appendices, index. A partially anecdotal history of the involvement of France with the Confederacy, focusing on the atempt by the rebels to have France send a squadron of ships into support and to build ships for the Confederate Navy.

$30.00

Four Years in the Confederate Navy : the Career of Captain John Low on the C.S.S. Fingal, Florida, Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and Ajax

By Hoole, William Stanley

Athens, GA.: The University of Georgia Press, 1964. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Some wear and light chipping to edges and corners of dj. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Head and foot of spine bumped. Address label of former owner on pastedown. 147 p. w/ select bibliography, map, illustrations, index. The narrative of the wartime activities of Jhn Low, an demigrant from England to Georgia who helped deliver ships to the Confederacy from England. He also served aboard the Alabama under Semmes. An interesting work about a little known but important Confederate officer.

$35.00

A Visit to the Confederate States of America in 1863 : Memoir Addressed to His Majesty Napoleon III. Confederate Centennial Studies Number Twenty One [ 21 ]

By Girard, Charles

Tuscaloosa, AL: Confederate Publishing Company Inc. , 1962. First edition thus. Trade Paperback Original. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Back cover has a couple scuffs. Generic bookplate with Confederate flag and cannon on endpaper. 126 p. w/ small number of illustrations, bibliography, index. A report to the French Court from a Frenchman acting as an agent for medical supplies for the Confederacy. He later served as a military physician in the Franco-Prussian war of 1871. He includes in his report a quick note abotuthe attack of the 54th MA Volunteer Infantry on Fort Wagener, ungenerously and erroneously stating they were driven forward by the bayonets of Federal Troops behind them. Girard was in Charleston at the time, but heard of the attack only second hand.

$45.00

Lee : the Final Achievement ( 1865 - 1870 ). Speeches by Dr. Francis Pendleton Gaines, President Washington and Lee University Lexington Virginia

By Gaines, Dr. Francis Pendleton

New York, NY: The New York Southern Society, 1933. First edition, limited edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Thin octavo (standard size). Missing slipcase. Unnumered limited edition. SIGNED by Gaines ( the author ) on copyright page. Also, the signature of the Secretary of the NY Southern Society on the oppposite page is printed in the book, and not an original autograph. Only slightly ex-library with a library Civil War collection bookplate on front pastedown endpaper and red stamp with similar information on title page of pamphlet. No other library marks. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Slight soling to covers. 31 p. w/illustrations. Designed, printed and bound by The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company, Roanoke Virginia under the personal direction of Edward L. Stone. Stone was a major collector of books who had perhaps the best private library in Virginia in the 1930s. After Stone's death the collection was acquired by the University of Virginia. The lovely design and construction of this work shows his attention to quality. These 2 speeches by Gaines, then president of the university, cover Lee's life as an educator and his social life in his last years.

$35.00

Life and Military Career of Winfield Scott Hancock... It also Contains a Succinct Biographical Sketch of Hon, Wm. [ William ] H. English

By Forney, Hon. John W.

Toledo, OH: J. W. Stone & Co. , 1880. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Thick octavo (standard size). Boards embossed. Much gilt lettering and designs on spine and front board. Beveled edges. Wear to edges and corners, with more wear to foredge of front board. Boards scuffed. Pages edges slightly soiled. Corners and spine bumped. Only slightly ex-library with an attractive library Civil War collection bookplate on front pastedown endpaper and another stamp with less but similar information on cover page. Toledo publisher's label pasted on title page, over original name of publisher. OCLC notes only four copies in the US by this pubisher. 502 p. with all illustrations and maps. A standard, attractively bound, and popular biography of General Winfield Scott Hancock, one of the best commanders in the Union army during the Civil War. The book itself may have been printed at one location and shipped across the country where other publishers added their label, as copies mention publishers in in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Chicago and elsewhere.

$35.00

Hearth and Knapsack : The Ladley Letters, 1857 - 1880

By Becker, Carl M., and Ritchie Thomas, editors. Oscar Ladley

Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover in blue cloth binding. Good without dust jacket. Octavo. Ex-library with only few minor flaws associated with that condition: stamps on title page and rear pastedown endpaper and bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Light wear to edges of boards. Light scuffing to covers. Minor roll to binding. A little bit of underlining in text. 414 pages with illustrations, endnotes, 7 appendices (1. glossary, 2. chronology, 3. operational organizations of the Union army, 4. principal commands of the 75th Regiment, 5. engagements of the 75th Regiment, 6. roster, field and staff, and company G of the 75th, 7. roster of officers of the 22nd United States Infantry in 1868), and index. The letters between Oscar Ladley (d. 1880) and his mother and sisters in Yellow Springs, Ohio, concerning his service in the Seventy-Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and in the Twenty-Second United States Infantry Regiment after 1867.

$25.00

Across the Bloody Chasm: The Legacy of Lyman "George" Willcox.

By Cramer, Julia A.

Nashville: Sundog Ltd., 2003.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to the edges of the boards. The dj has some wear and rubbing along the edges with a few minor tears and some general light scuffing to the covers. SIGNED and inscribed by the author to the previous owner on the dedication page. 383 pages with illustrations, appendices, endnotes, bibliography, and index. An interesting biography of this union soldier, part of the Third Michigan Cavalry until September, 1864.

$45.00

Report of the Select Committee of the Senate Appointed to Inquire into the Late Invasion and Seizure of the Public Property at Harper's Ferry.

By Report of the Select Committee of the Senate.

New York: The Notable Trials Library, 1993.. Hardcover. Near Fine. Special edition, reprinting of the 1860 edition. Near fine octavo hardcover with leather spine and green boards featuring gilt decoration and four raised boards on the spine without dust jacket, as issued. Gilt page edges and marbled endpapers. Minor wear along the edges and slight scuffing to the covers. 256 pages with index to testimony. A nicely bound facsimile of the this report on the actions and trial of John Brown for his aid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in 1859.

$40.00

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. 4 Volumes.

By Nichols, Roy F., introduction.

New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1956.. Reprint. Four very good octavo hardcover in blue bindings without dust jackets and in a good slipcase. All volumes have some wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spines. Light scuffing and scratching to the covers. Volume I has a very slight tear on head of the spine. Smoky smell to the books. All volumes have stamp on the front pastedown endpapers and a sticker/plate indicating that this book was donated to a library. Slipcase has heavy wear and rubbing along the edges with some bumping to the corners and some scuffing and foxing to the sides. Good reprinting of this massive collection of material on the American Civil War.

$65.00

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