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The Road to Appomattox (Civil War), by Robert Hendrickson, softbound book, 242 pages, indexed.

Arms and Equipment of the Civil War, by Jack CogginsArms and Equipment of the Civil War, by Jack Coggins. 160 pages, softbound book. Enhanced with marvelous illustrations, the text describes what materiel was available to the armies and navies of both sides — from iron-clad gunboats, submarine torpedoes, and military balloons to pontoon bridges, percussion grenades, and siege artillery — with on-the-scene comments by Union and Confederate soldiers about equipment and camp life. Over 500 black-and-white illustrations. ADD390-$13.00

Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy, by Francis A. LordCivil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy, by Francis A. Lord, 2004. 8.5x11”, 376 pages, softbound: This comprehensive reference will be invaluable to anyone requiring accurate data on the Civil War period. Indispensable for identifying, describing, and understanding the use of more than 800 items, the text is arranged alphabetically by topic, with subjects ranging from artillery accouterments, heavy cannon, boats, and barracks equipment to bridge materials, a charcoal water filter, brass name stencils (to label personal equipment), and an enormous variety of weapons. Material is cross-referenced for quick location of individual entries. "Everything an interested reader would want to know . . . A must-have book." — Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations. Reprint of The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1963 edition. ADD2264-$30.00

Army Life in a Black Regiment (Civil War), by HigginsonArmy Life in a Black Regiment (Civil War), by Higginson. Softbound book. ADD298-$8.00

Illustrated Catalog of Civil War Military Goods, Union Weapons, Insignia, Uniform Accessories and Other Equipment, by Dover, Revised/1985, Orig. Illustrated Catalogue of Arms and Military Goods: Containing Regulations for the Uniform of the Army, Navy, Marine and Revenue Corps of the United States/Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, Military Furnishers/1864.  9x12", softbound book, 160 pages, b/w illustrations. AD953-$19.00

The Confederate Reader, How the South Saw the War, Edited by Richard B. HartwellThe Confederate (Civil War) Reader, How the South Saw the War, Edited by Richard B. Hartwell, 1989, Orig. 1957.  Approx. 5½x8", softbound book, 416 pages, indexed. AD930-$12.00

Edwin Forbes Civil War Etchings, Edited by William Forest DawsonEdwin Forbes Civil War Etchings, Edited by William Forest Dawson, 1994, Orig. Life Studies of the Great Army/1876+.  8½x11", softbound book, 96 pages, b/w illustrations. AD944-$7.00

60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns, by Kristina Seleshanko60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns, by Kristina Seleshanko. 128 pages, 8.5x11". Assembled from vintage issues of Peterson's Magazine, a popular 19th-century "ladies" periodical, these patterns include dresses, pants, jackets, and other apparel for women and children. Historians, collectors of antiques, and costume designers will appreciate this original collection, which features suggestions for re-creating the garments with modern tools and techniques. ADD634-$15.00

Battle of Gettysburg A Soldier's First-Hand AccountThe Battle of Gettysburg (Civil War): A Soldier's First-Hand Account, by Col. Frank A. Haskell, reprint 2003. 5x8", 112 pages, softbound book. In what may be the longest, and most poignant, letter to a relative from a soldier in the Civil War, this authoritative book recounts the bloody, three-day battle in the summer of 1863. Haskell's descriptions of the wounded, of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, estimates of losses, and burials are all vividly described. 2 maps. Unabridged republication of the second edition of The Battle of Gettysburg, published by the Wisconsin History Commission, 1910. ADD297-$7.00

Memoranda During the War: Civil War Journals, 1863--1865Memoranda During the War: Civil War Journals, 1863--1865, by Walt Whitman, Bob Blaisdell, 2010. 112 pages, 5.5x8.5", softbound book. While searching for his wounded brother during the Civil War, Walt Whitman found his vocation as a volunteer at military hospitals. These Memoranda record the sights and sounds he encountered: soldiers' anecdotes of recent battles and army life, their last words and final messages, and Whitman's own reflections on the conflict's day-to-day and historical significance. Reprint of Whitman's original edition, Camden, New Jersey, 1875-76. ADD2079-$7.00

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History of the Civil War 1861-1865, by RhodesHistory of the Civil War 1861-1865, by James Ford Rhodes, 1999.  Approx. 5x8½", softbound book, 486 pages, indexed, notes, new introduction. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1917, this volume is widely regarded as the first unbiased history of the Civil War and one of the best single-volume studies. It is remarkable for its scholarly research, objectivity and engrossing narrative style. "Well worthy of the welcome." — American Historical Review. AD836-$15.00

A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire, by Fletcher Pratt.A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire, by Fletcher Pratt. 5½x8½x", 448 pages, softbound book. Best one-volume history brings the events, figures, and battles of monumental conflict vividly to life. Absorbing details of military campaigns, battlefield strategies and personalities revealed in an audacious style that carries readers breathlessly along from the day of Lincoln's inauguration to Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. ADD978-$16.00

The Naval History of the Civil War, by PorterThe Naval History of the Civil War, by Porter. Softbound book. ADD299-$37.00

Russell’s Civil War Photographs by Captain A. J. RussellRussell’s Civil War Photographs, by Captain A. J. Russell. 9x12”, 128 pages, softbound book. 116 rare Civil War photos: Bull Run, Virginia campaigns, bridges, railroads, Richmond, Lincoln's funeral car. Many never seen before. Captions. ADD973-$15.00

A Yankee Private's Civil War, by Robert Hale Strong, Ashley Halsey, 2013A Yankee Private's Civil War, by Robert Hale Strong, Ashley Halsey, 2013. 256 pages, 5.5x8", softbound book. Robert Hale Strong was just 19 years old when he marched off to the Civil War with the 105th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He not only survived to tell of his experiences, he provided the best and clearest insights into how the war looked and felt to an ordinary foot soldier. Written by the light of campfires and hastily scrawled while under fire, the Midwestern farm boy's notes formed the basis for his latter-day memoir. A Yankee Private's Civil War chronicles a soldier's path from starry-eyed volunteer to hardened veteran with a combination of brutal realism and unwavering good humor. Strong's vivid accounts of the intensity of battle and the horrors of war are punctuated by his stories of day-to-day survival tactics and vignettes recounting the quiet heroism of his comrades in arms. His keen observations and perceptions constitute a historical treasure and essential reading for all Civil War buffs. ADD2378-$13.00

The Civil War: A Book of Quotations, by Bob Blaisdell, 2004. 192 pages, 5.5x8.5", softbound book. More than 700 quotations provide a running narrative by the many who lived through or died in the Civil War. The voices of the great and famous, the ordinary and the unknown, resound in these pages. Arranged chronologically and divided by specific topics and events, this well-researched volume puts a human face on history. ADD2191-$5.00

Civil War Short Stories and Poems, by Bob BlaisdelCivil War Short Stories and Poems, by Bob Blaisdel, 2011l. 224 pages, 5.5x8.5”, softbound book. This anthology commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with reflections from both sides of the conflict. Compiled by an expert in the literature of the era, the poems and short stories appear in chronological order. They trace the war's progress and portray a gamut of moods, from the early days of eagerness to confront the foe to long years of horror at the ongoing carnage and sad relief at the struggle's end. Selections include the poetry of Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; observations by Herman Melville and Louisa May Alcott; and noteworthy fiction by Ambrose Bierce ("An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge") and Mark Twain ("A True Story, Repeated Word for Word, As I Heard It"). Lesser-known writers, many of them anonymous, offer heartfelt testimonials and eyewitness accounts from battlefields and the homefront.  ADD2200-$3.50

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Spies of the Confederacy, by John BakelessSpies of the Confederacy (Civil War), by John Bakeless, 1997.  5½x8½", softbound book, 464 pages, notes, Indexed. AD857-$10.00

Uniforms of the Civil War, by Francis A. LordUniforms of the Civil War, by Francis A. Lord, 2007. 176 pages, approx. 8x11", reprint from Thomas Yoseloff, Cranbury, NJ, 1970 Edition. Shattering the myth that the Civil War was fought between soldiers in blue or in gray, this complete history details the rainbow of colors and styles worn. From the Army of the United States to the Confederate Navy, it presents a wealth of blouses, frock coats, chevrons, chapeaux, shoes, and more. 108 rare photographs and illustrations. ADD292-$19.00

Confederate Lives: Soldiers and Statesmen, by Bradford. Softbound book. ADD300-$13.00

The Confederate Reader, Edited by Harwell. Softbound book. ADD296-$12.00

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My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass, 1969. 464 pages, 5.5x8.5", softbound book. "I have never placed my opposition to slavery on a basis so narrow as my own enslavement, but rather upon the indestructible and unchangeable laws of human nature, every one of which is perpetually and flagrantly violated by the slave system." — Frederick Douglass Born and brought up in slavery, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) experienced the horrors of bondage but gained freedom and world renown as a lecturer, editor, and one of the most important men behind the American abolitionist movement. This book is the deeply moving story of his life — as a slave, and as a free man. Douglass wrote three autobiographies, of which the 1855 edition is the most detailed on his life as a slave. In it, readers are not spared the fullest and most graphic descriptions of the cruelty of slavery. Douglass describes his life on a Maryland plantation: the excitement and danger of teaching himself to read and write, his demoralization under a cruel master, and his daring escape. In the second part of his tale, Douglass, now a fugitive, settles in Massachusetts and joins the anti-slavery movement. He recounts his travels to the British Isles and his first taste of freedom without prejudice, and his return to America to work as spokesman for his oppressed people. In addition to recording his sufferings and his protests, Douglass also provides a keen analysis of the effects of slavery on its victims as well as on society at large. ADD2188-$13.00

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass, 2003 reprint. 496 pages, 5.5x8.5", softbound book. Raised as a plantation slave, Douglass went on to become a writer, orator, and major participant in the struggle for African-American freedom and equality. In this engrossing narrative he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves. ADD2187-$13.00

Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings, by Frederick Douglass, 2003 reprint. 80 pages, 5.5x8.5", softbound book. Representative selections from the great body of speeches and writings of the great abolitionist and statesman focus on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, reconstruction in the South, and other issues as vital to the present as they were to the times in which Douglass lived. ADD2186-$2.00

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, by Ulysses S. GrantPersonal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, by Ulysses Simpson Grant. 528 pages, 6x9", softbound book. Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War military campaigns by former U.S. President and key figure in the Union's victory. Perhaps the finest military memoir ever written, the volume offers an incomparable vantage point on that conflict. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, and more. ADD2077-$18.00

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, by Thomas Jefferson. 5.25x8.5”, 112 pages, softbound book. Detailed account of this man's remarkable life and the period during which he wrote the Declaration of Independence. A first draft of the document is included, as are Jefferson's comments on the Articles of Confederation, his experiences as governor of Virginia, years in Paris as Minister to France, and his life in retirement. ADD773-$7.00

The Essential Jefferson, by Thomas Jefferson, John Deweypad. 5.25x8.5”, 178 pages, softbound book. In this collection of his writings, the founding father articulates his thoughts on issues of moral and political philosophy, including the basis, aim, and structure of government. Excerpts from Jefferson's public and private letters and documents include ever-relevant observations on economics, religion, intellectual freedom and progress, education, secession, and slavery. ADD772-$10.00

Lee the American, by Gamaliel Bradford, 2004. 256 pages, 5.5x8.5", softbound book. Sympathetic portrait of an enigmatic man who was a model of decorum and honor, a moderate on the issue of secession, a fierce fighter in battle, and a chivalrous soldier — even in defeat. Exceptional sourcebook for students of American history, Civil War buffs, and admirers of the Southern general. 10 black-and-white illustrations. ADD2190-$13.00

Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee, by Robert Edward LeeRecollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee, by Robert Edward Lee. approx. 5x8", softbound book, 480 pages. This remarkable portrait of the idol of the Confederacy features personal reminiscences by his son as well as the general's letters to his family. Dating from the Mexican-American War in the 1840s to Lee's death in 1870, they provide intimate glimpses of a well-known but enigmatic man. ADD868-$13.00

An Abraham Lincoln Tribute: Featuring Woodcuts, by Charles Turzak, Bob Blaisdell, Bob Blaisdell, David A. Beronä. 128 pages, 5x7", softbound book. From a humble backwoods cabin to the highest office in the land, this graphic art biography chronicles Abraham Lincoln's path from obscurity to immortality. Its thirty-six striking woodcuts, each accompanied by a brief caption, depict scenes from the life of the sixteenth president. Original and imaginative in their stark beauty, these images offer fresh perspectives on the familiar tale of Lincoln's progress from rail-splitter and self-taught prairie lawyer to his role as the Great Emancipator and preserver of the Union. This new edition of Charles Turzak's remarkable book is presented in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. In addition to a new preface and introduction, it features an appendix with several of Lincoln's famous speeches, letters, and quotations. A keepsake treasure for Civil War buffs and historians, this unique expression of American culture will inspire readers of all ages. ADD2189-$10.00

Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House: Memoirs of an African-American Seamstress, by Elizabeth KeckleyBehind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House: Memoirs of an African-American Seamstress, by Elizabeth Keckley, 2006. 160 pages, 5.5x8.5", softbound book. Keckley was a former slave who became a successful Washington, D.C., dressmaker — and a confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln. This intimate bond allowed her to witness the happy times as well as the tragic events that unfolded within the Lincoln White House. A remarkable firsthand narrative of both African-American and Civil War history. Reprint of Behind the Scenes or Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, G. W. Carleton & Co., New York, 1868. ADD2078-$8.00

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations, by Abraham Lincoln, Bob Blaisdell. 5.25x8.25”, 96 pages, softbound book. From the most eloquent of American presidents, nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women to warfare: "Bad promises are better broken than kept"; "Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory"; "Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." ADD784-$2.00

True Tales of the South at War: How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865, by Clarence Poe, 1995True Tales of the South at War: How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865, by Clarence Poe, 1995. 5.5x8”, 208 pages, softbound: Compiled by the son of a Confederate soldier, this treasury of reminiscences includes letters written by soldiers on the battlefield, in hospitals and prisons, diary entries of life behind the lines, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record of the war from the Southern side. Foreword. ADD2262-$10.00

Famous Documents and Speeches of the Civil War, by Bob Blaisdell. 5.25x8.25”, 144 pages, softbound book. Essential reading for students of American history and Civil War buffs, this inexpensive volume includes key documents and memorable speeches such as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; Lee's "Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia"; Frederick Douglass' lecture, "The War and How to End It"; plus campaign reports, private letters, and more. ADD780-$9.00

Abraham Lincoln Great Speeches, by Dover.  Approx. 5½x8½", softbound book, 128 pages, 12 speeches, 3 proclamations, 1 letter, new notes. Representative collection of 16 masterly orations, correspondence, including "House Divided" speech at the Republican State Convention (1858), the First Inaugural Address (1861), the Gettysburg Address (1863), the Letter to Mrs. Bixby (1864), expressing regret over the wartime deaths of her 5 sons, and the Second Inaugural Address (1865). ADD919-$3.00

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