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101 Davis, William C. Lincoln's Men : How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation
New York Free Press 1999 0684833379 / 9780684833378 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xii, [2], 315 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. From Publishers Weekly: "Historians have plumbed the depths of Lincoln's religion, his humor, his marriage, his political prowess and his talents as a military tactician. Yet, as Davis (A Government of Their Own) points out, the vital relationship between Lincoln and the men of the Union Army, up to now, has gone unstudied. By examining original correspondences and diaries and a vast array of secondary sources, Davis expertly fills this gap and paints a vivid portrait of how Union soldiers viewed the man they came to call "Father Abraham. " The soldiers knew a few key things about Lincoln. They knew the lives of deserters sentenced to death were often spared by him. They knew Lincoln was not unwilling to share their risks, as when he visited Fort Stevens in July 1864 and mounted a forward parapet to get a good close look at the Confederates. And they knew that after formal reviews he could be counted upon to wander among them and tell comical stories, even though, as one private recounted, "every lineament of his countenance indicated a mental strain which almost prostrated him. " In the end, they realized Lincoln was more than their leader; he was also their fellow sufferer in a terrible war. By examining the life of Lincoln through the prism of these relationships, Davis sheds new light both on our 16th president and on his epoch. " B12-4 ; 315 pages 
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102 Davis, William C. Look Away! A History of the Confederate States of America.
New York Free Press 2002 0684865858 / 9780684865850 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 484 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: Acknowledging that "a good story deserves retelling often," Davis, a three- time winner of the Jefferson Davis Prize for Confederate History, retells the story of the Confederacy but with a different slant. His richly detailed, heavily analytical narrative pictures the history of the Confederate States of America as a "national experience." His book, then, is not simply a recitation of Confederate military strategies and battles won or lost; the Civil War, as he views it from the Confederate perspective, "was a political and social battle from beginning to end, at first to establish the Confederacy, but then for the next four years to define what sort of democracy that Confederacy was or ought to be." Davis excels at defining the psychology and philosophy behind secession, and he is equally good at delineating what went wrong with the Confederacy as a country. This is not a "defense" of the Confederacy but an understanding of its history as an episode of attempted nation building. An important addition to Civil War-era collections. ; 484 pages 
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103 Davis, William C. The Orphan Brigade the Kentucky Confederates Who Couldn't Go Home
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1980 0385148933 / 9780385148931 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xvi, [2], 318 pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. Book Club edition. From the Wikipedia website: The Orphan Brigade was the nickname of the First Kentucky Brigade, a group of military units recruited from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fight for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The brigade was the largest Confederate unit to be recruited from Kentucky during the war. Its original commander was Major General John C. Breckinridge, former Vice President of the United States and candidate for President, who was enormously popular with Kentuckians. ; Book Club Edition; 318 pages 
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104 Davis, William C. & Mary L. VanCamp & David Muench & K.C. DenDooven Civil War Parks. the Story Behind the Scenery. [Revised Edition, 8th Printing]
Las Vegas, KC Publications, Inc. 2003 0916122956 / 9780916122959 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
64 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8th printing, revised edition. ; 11.80 X 8.90 X 0.20 inches; 64 pages 
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105 Davis, William C. & Mary L. VanCamp & David Muench & K.C. DenDooven Gettysburg. the Story Behind the Scenery.
Las Vegas, KC Publications 1983 0916122891 / 9780916122898 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
48 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. ; 11.80 X 9 X 0.20 inches; 48 pages 
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106 Davis, William C. (Editor) Civil War Times Illustrated, Vol XIII, Number 8, December 1974
Civil War Times 1974 First Edition Magazine Very Good- with no dust jacket 
50 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, a little wear to spine otherwise very good. Contributors include Jeffry D. Wert, Edward G. Longacre, Hubbard T. Minor, Jr. , Alfred R. Waud, James I. Robertson, Jr. Cover illustration of George Armstrong Custer. 
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107 Davis, William C. editor Civil War Times Illustrated. Special Gettysburg Edition.
Harrisburg, Pa. , Historical Times, Inc. 1982 Softcover Very Good 
52 pages, well illustrated, maps, pictorial wrappers, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, very good. Contributors include Edward J. Stackpole, Wilbur S. Nye, Glenn Tucker, L. VanLoan Naisawald, Robert D. Hoffsommer and Harry W. Pfanz. ; 52 pages 
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108 Dedmondt, Glenn The Flags of Civil War South Carolina.
Gretna, La Pelican Publishing 2000 1565546962 / 9781565546967 Paperback Very Good- with no dust jacket 
160 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial wrappers, corners bumped otherwise very good. From the back cover: "In his diligent research for this definitive work, the author located, measured, and determined the historical significance of more than 100 South Carolina flag flown during the war between the states. The result is an exhaustive exploration of every known South Carolina Civil War flag in existence today. These various flags represented cavalry, infantry, artillery, and naval detachments, as well as garrisons, secession, and state sovereignty. "; Flags of the Civil War; 10.87 X 8.43 X 0.47 inches; 160 pages 
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109 Donald, David (Picture editors: Hirst D. Milhollen and Milton Kaplan) Divided We Fought. a Pictorial History of the War 1861-1865.
New York MacMillan Company 1953 Hardcover Good+ in Poor dust jacket 
452 pages, well illustrated, map, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, dust jacket frayed. 8.5 by 11 inches. Dornbusch Vol. III, #534. The illustrations are well chosen and reproduced with excellent text. From the DJ: From literally thousands of photographs and drawings made on the actual fields of battle the editors have chosen five hundred which tell the imperishable story from Fort Sumter to Appomattox. ; Ex-Library; 452 pages 
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110 Dougherty, Kevin J. Ships of the Civil War 1861-1865 An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the Confederacy
Amber Books 2013 1909160679 / 9781909160675 Hardcover 
224 pages, illustrations, pictorial boards, sticker residue on dust jacket otherwise fine. From the DJ: "The Civil war may be mainly remembered for its infamous land battles, such as Gettsyburg, Manassas, and Shiloh, but its naval engagements announced a new kind of naval warfare, with the first-time use of ironclads, submarines, and torpedoes, and the introduction of newer and more powerful naval artillery. The conflict saw the use of paddle-driven river boats, steam warships, ram ships, sloops, cruisers, and the development of new ironclad ships such as low-lying monitors. Arranged by type of ship, Ships of the Civil War provides concise coverage of some of the most famous warships of the era, including: the seminal duel between the ironclads CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor, the Confederate raider Alabama's demise off the USS Kearsage; and one of the first successful actions by a submarine, when CSS Hunley exploded a mine beneath the Federal gunboat USS Housatonic. The book also includes blockade runners, such as A. D. Vance and Hope; raiders, such as CSS Sumter and USS Quaker City; and cruisers, like the CSS Tallahassee, which spectacularly raided northern waters, destroying dozens of Federal merchantmen in the process. Filled with colorful artworks, expertly written background, and useful specifications of more than 120 fighting ships of the era, Ships of the Civil War is a handy guide to an often ignored aspect of the great struggle between North and South." ; 11.50 X 2.30 X 2.10 inches; 224 pages 
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111 Downey, Fairfax Storming of the Gateway: Chattanooga, 1863
New York David Mckay Company 1960 Hardcover Very Good 
Xiv, 303 pages, 4 plates, map endpapers, cloth, very good. From the foreword: As with the earlier books, I have devoted chapters to the background and preliminaries of the culminating battles - to the setting for operations B43 ; 303 pages 
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112 Draper, John William History of the American Civil War. Vol. II, Containing the Events from the Inauguration of President Lincoln to the Proclamation of Emancipation of the Slaves.
New York Harper & Brothers 1868 Hardcover 
614 pages, maps, newly rebound in cloth, ex-library with usual library markings. Volume II only. ; Ex-Library 
Price: 30.00 USD
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113 DU PONT, SAMUEL FRANCIS. Samuel Francis Du Pont: a selection from his Civil War letters. Edited by John D. Hayes, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired).
Ithaca, NY, Published for the Eleutherian Mills Historical Library, Cornell University Press, [1969] 
3 vols. (cxviii,425 & xviii,553 & xxviii,562p.), 30 pls. (frontis. in color), 6 maps (4 fold.), cloth. 1st edition. Vol. I, The mission, 1860-1862; Vol. II, The blockade, 1862-1863; Vol. III, The repulse, 1863- 1865. Admiral Du Pont was one of the prime architects of the strategy of the naval blockade of the Confederate ports and was commander of the important South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. He directed the bombardment and amphibious assault on many Confederate strongholds. His letters and papers, most of which are based on the collection in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Collection of manuscripts in the Eleutherian Mills Historical Library, have been supplemented by materials drawn from other collections. Included are official and private correspondence as well as important material to the admiral. 
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114 Edwards, Abial Hall & Anna Lucinda Conant (edited by Beverly Hayes Kallgren & James L. Crouthamel) "Dear Friend Anna". the Civil War Letters of a Common Soldier from Maine.
Orono, Maine, University of Maine Press 1992 0891010793 / 9780891010791 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
161 pages, plates, blue cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the DJ: "Abial Edwards was the third son of a wheelwright and carriage maker and himself a textile mill worker in Lewiston, Maine, when the Civil War began. In September 1861, at the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the Tenth Maine Regiment. Discharged in 1863, Edwards soon reenlisted, serving in the Twenty-ninth Maine Regiment until June 1866. Throughout those years, Edwards maintained a steady correspondence with Anna Lucinda Conant of Portland, Maine, in a relationship that slowly deepened into warm affection and eventual marriage. While Edwards was a "common soldier," never rising above the rank of corporal, the diversity of his Civil War experience was remarkable. The war took him into the Shenandoah Valley under Nathaniel Banks and to the bloody battle of Antietam. In 1863 he served in Louisiana as part of the Red River campaign, later returning to the Shenandoah Valley under Philip Sheridan. With the war over, he served on garrison duty in occupied South Carolina for a year before being mustered out. During those years, he experienced danger, illness and discomfort, boredom, anguish at the destructive violence of war, and deep sorrow at the loss of friends. It was a solace to write home to Anna, and he did so frequently. To her he described these experiences and many more: meeting Ulysses S. Grant, catching a glimpse of Abraham Lincoln, riding proudly at the front of his regiment in the Grand Review at war's end. Anna Conant preserved Abial Edwards's letters and other papers; many years following her death her grandson discovered them in a family barn. The Civil War letters are published here in full, with careful attention to reproducing Edwards's exact wording, spelling, and punctuation. Historian James L. Crouthamel places the letters in historical context with introductory comments and explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading." ; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.80 inches; 161 pages 
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115 Edwards, William B. Civil War Guns: the Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms: Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness, and Postwar Disposal.
Harrisburg, Pa. , Stackpole Company 1962 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[12], 444 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Five years in the researching, this massive volume pictures, describes, and records the exciting and sometimes romantic history of forging weapons for war and the heroism of the men who used them. The incredible blunders and the conniving of top-level government administrators is unsparingly presented in documented detail. " B73; 444 pages 
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116 Edwards, William B. Civil War Guns: the Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms: Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness, and Postwar Disposal.
Harrisburg, Pa. , Stackpole Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[12], 444 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Five years in the researching, this massive volume pictures, describes, and records the exciting and sometimes romantic history of forging weapons for war and the heroism of the men who used them. The incredible blunders and the conniving of top-level government administrators is unsparingly presented in documented detail. " B73; 444 pages 
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117 Edwards, William B. Civil War Guns: the Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms: Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness, and Postwar Disposal.
Harrisburg, Pa. , Stackpole Company 1962 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[12], 444 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Five years in the researching, this massive volume pictures, describes, and records the exciting and sometimes romantic history of forging weapons for war and the heroism of the men who used them. The incredible blunders and the conniving of top-level government administrators is unsparingly presented in documented detail. " B73; 444 pages 
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118 Edwards, William B. Civil War Guns: the Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms: Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness, and Postwar Disposal.
Harrisburg, Pa. , Stackpole Company 1962 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
[12], 444 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "Five years in the researching, this massive volume pictures, describes, and records the exciting and sometimes romantic history of forging weapons for war and the heroism of the men who used them. The incredible blunders and the conniving of top-level government administrators is unsparingly presented in documented detail. " B73; 444 pages 
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119 Edwards, William B. Civil War Guns: the Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms: Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness, and Postwar Disposal.
Harrisburg, Pa. , Stackpole Company 1962 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
[12], 444 pages, well illustrated, cloth, slight wear to dust jacket otherwise very good. From the estate of Charles Luxmoore and with his signature. Luxmoore collected early militaria from the Civil and Indian Wars period. A member of the NRA, he served on the Army Rifle Team, and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as President and Vice President, Sons of the Colonial War. From the dust jacket: "Five years in the researching, this massive volume pictures, describes, and records the exciting and sometimes romantic history of forging weapons for war and the heroism of the men who used them. The incredible blunders and the conniving of top-level government administrators is unsparingly presented in documented detail. " ; 444 pages 
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120 Eisenschiml, Otto and, Newman, Ralph. The Civil War: the American Iliad As Told by Those Who Lived It
New York Konecky & Konecky 1956 0914427687 / 9780914427681 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
[16], 719 pages, maps, cloth, DJ, gift inscription to former owner otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "Here is a panorama of characters. General, aide-de-camps, and foot soldiers; reporters, politicians and housewives rub shoulders in the pages of this book. Each sees the war in a strongly personal way. Here we meet partisans of each side, the Blue & the Grey, and see the conflict through the eyes of those who lived and breathed it" SR4412A ; 719 pages 
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