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New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1861. First edition. A manual for soldiers who went off to fight in the Civil War. Curry's "Volunteers' Camp and Field Book" was popular in both the North and South, published in NY in 1861 and in Richmond in 1862. The volume is full of useful information, tips, and 'tricks of… Read more
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Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1869. First editions. Hardcover. An unusual set of the three separate historical works by Benson J. Lossing, uniformly bound in matching 3/4 morocco and marbled boards. The 6 volumes with many plates, maps and illustrations throughout, 'illustrated by many hundred engravings on wood, by Lossing and Barritt, from sketches by the author and others.'… Read more
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Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States

by McClellan, George B.

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Published
1862
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Very good overall
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Second edition, enlarged
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$150.00

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Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1862. Second edition, enlarged. Hardcover. Very good overall. This edition was published when McClellan was Commander in Chief of the Northern Armies. During the Civil War this book was especially popular with drummer boys, who particularly liked the illustrations. According to Thomas Wentworth Higginson (a minister, militant abolitionist and soldier), writing in… Read more
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Newburgh, NY: Parmenter & Spalding, 1829. A West Point cadet's 4th of July speech delivered to the Corps of Cadets, in which first classman Joseph Ritner emphasizes national pride over sectional feelings, and the aim of the Army to support the nation above all. Cadet Ritner here eloquently describes this pride, which would be sorely tested by the… Read more
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Washington DC: War Department, 1864. Large printed Civil War order form for soldiers uniforms with manuscript signatures of 56 members of the Company (3 signed with an X), and titled: "No. 52. WE the undersigned Non-commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates, of Company "I" 12th Conn Arty do hereby acknowledge to have received of Capt. John H. Burton the… Read more
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Modern War: Its Theory and Practice

by Szabad, Emeric

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Published
1863
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Fair
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$65.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. Hardcover. Fair. Civil War era work on the practice of war, written by a Hungarian soldier and author, who fought in Europe before volunteering for service in the Union Army, serving under General Gouverneur K. Warren (known as the "hero of Little Round Top" for his actions at Gettysburg) of Cold Spring,… Read more
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Signed photograph of West Point: embankment looking northeast

by Brady, Mathew B; West Point; Photography

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Published
1865
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Very good condition
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New York, 1865. Very good condition. Albumen photograph by Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1823 - 1896), an important early American photographer best known for his images of the Civil war, and his iconic portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The image shows the Embankment at the right, with rows of artillery neatly arranged, and a dirt path leading up… Read more
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Signed photograph of West Point: North front of barracks

by Brady, Mathew B; West Point; Photography

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Published
1865
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Very good condition
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New York, 1865. Very good condition. Albumen photograph by Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1823 - 1896), an important early American photographer best known for his images of the Civil war, and his iconic portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The image shows the turreted tower of the barracks at the left, looking down the facades and rows of trees… Read more
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Capture of Fort Sumter, in Rockingham Register and Advertiser. Newspaper

by [Civil War; Confederate]

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Published
1861
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Good + overall
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Harrisonburg, VA, 1861. Good + overall. A lengthy front page article in a Virginia newspaper on the continuing occupation of Fort Sumpter (sic) by Major Robert Anderson, in which the author states that "those in authority in Charleston" surmise that "the fortress will never be given up until Anderson is starved or shelled out". The… Read more
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Richmond, Va: Wm. Ellis Jones, 1895. Wraps. Good + condition. Speech on the contributions of the South before and after the Civil War, in which the author focuses on the following subjects: contributions to territorial greatness; the south in our countries wars; contributions to the principles of freedom; growth of the union sentiment; why secession?; contributions to industrial… Read more
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(CSA) President's Message. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Confederate States: December 7th, 1863

by Civil War; Confederacy. Davis, Jefferson

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1863
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Good + overall
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Richmond, VA, 1863. Good + overall. Confederate imprint. Jefferson Davis's annual state of the Confederacy address to the Confederate Congress in Richmond dated December 7,1863. Davis tries to put the best light on a year that had seen the Confederate Army defeated at Gettysburg and the Union triumphant on the Mississippi with the fall of… Read more
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1824. Very good overall. Letter addressed to Sylvanus Thayer, the "Father of West Point", with a list of the names of those invited to be examiners of the graduating class of West Point in 1824. A famous graduate of this Class was Robert P. Parrott, best known as the inventor of the "Parrott gun". The Parrott gun… Read more
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Uncle Dan

by Poulson, Jane Wilson

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Published
1914
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Fine
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Toledo, Ohio, 1914. Wraps. Fine. Privately printed memorial piece dedicated by the author to her uncle, Daniel C. Shaw (1839 - 1904), a Toledo businessman who served with the 13th Illinois, which was the first volunteer regiment raised for three years' service. Shaw was detailed as wagon master and served under General Curtis. His… Read more
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Boston, 1862. Mr. [Albany] Fonblanque visits the Great Wall of China around the time of the Taiping Rebellion - describes his visit, as well as the desolation to the Chinese country, a pawn brokers shop was looted and the "sacred proceeds from Yuen-ming-yuen and the Llama Temple are for sale 'at exorbitant prices in Tien-tsin." Albany Fonblanque… Read more
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De la Symetrie des Formes des Continents

by [Map of Mars] Houzeau, Jean Charles

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Published
1880
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Fine condition
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9781040854037
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$750.00

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Bruxelles: Typogr de Henri Samuel, 1880. Wraps. Fine condition. Scarce pamphlet concerning the symmetrical shapes and relationships of Earth's continents which includes an unusual frontispiece hemispherical map of Mars, as well as content on Australia. Written by a Belgian astronomer who was director of the Belgian Royal Observatory, Jean Charles Houzeau. World Cat locates only one… Read more
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Washington in Domestic Life. From Original Letters and Manuscripts

by Rush, Richard; Peter V. Hagner

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Published
1857
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Very good overall
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Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1857. Hardcover. Very good overall. Personal copy signed by Major Peter V. Hagner (dated 1857) commander of the Frankford Arsenal (outside Philadelphia) which was the center of U.S. military small arms ammunition design and development, playing a crucial role in arms supply and maintenance during the Civil War. Hagner focussed the arsenal on the percussion… Read more
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Civil War Ironclad Ship, commander's wife's letter. ALS

by Paulding, Helen Offley; Lt. Commander Leonard Paulding

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Published
1865
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Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1865. Very good condition. Manuscript Civil War era letter written from Brooklyn NY by the wife of the executive officer of the Navy Yard (Lieutenant Commander Leonard Paulding) who had just been promoted and appointed to command the 'Monocacy', one of the ironclads which were invaluable to the Union in naval combat. Ironclads employed… Read more
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New York: J. P. Wright, 1842. Wraps. Very good condition. West Point register of the Class of 1842, which sent 86 officers to the Civil War, many to become generals. Irwin McDowell's copy, signed as a 2d Lieut. 1st Art., Adjutant (Military Staff), graduate of the Class of 1838, and later a Union Major General. The… Read more
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Contemporary eye witness account of the egregious conditions of Andersonville prison, the Georgia Confederate prison for Union soldiers, by a staunch Union supporter who lived near the prison. Spencer also draws on the testimony rendered during the trial of Captain Henry Wirz, commandant… Read more
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The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Battle-fields. Pamphlet

by Norwood, C. W., compiler

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Published
1908
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Very good overall
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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,… Read more
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