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201 Phillips, Marion G. & Valerie Phillips Parsegian, editors Richard and Rhoda: Letters from the Civil War
Rhinebeck Legation Press 1981 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
125 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. 8 by 11 inches. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. "The book is well edited and beautifully printed. In every respect it is one of the best editions of Civil War letters I have seen." - James M. McPherson, Princeton University Department of History. Divided into 3 sections- Enlistment to Gettysburg, Gettysburg to Richmond, and Reenlistment for Frontier Duty; 
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202 Pittenger, William Daring and Suffering: a History of the Great Railroad Adventure Time-Life Collector's Library of the Civil War
Alexandria, Va, Time-Life 1982 0809442205 / 9780809442201 Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
288, [2] pages, illustrations, full black leather, very good. With an introduction by Rev. Alexander Clark. Reprinted from the 1863 edition. From the preface: "The Great Locomotive Chase, as it came to be known, was an early Civil War escapade that immediately caught the popular fancy - and held it. ~ William Pittenger was one of those who languished in prison for 11 monthsT. He hardly looked the part of an espionage agent. ~ This leather-bound volume, like every book in the Collector's Library of the Civil War, has been reproduced photographically from the original edition. It thus preserves the authenticity of the original, including biographical errors and printing irregularities." ; 224 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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203 Porter, David D. The Naval History of the Civil War. Illustrated from Original Sketches Made by Rear-Admiral Walke and Others.
Glendale, Benchmark Publishing Corporation 1970 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
843, [2] pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, very good. 7 by 10 inches. Reprint of original 1886 New York edition. ; 843 pages 
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204 Porter, Horace. Campaigning with Grant.
New York Mallard Press 1991 0792456041 / 9780792456049 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
546 pages, 16 plates, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "From April 1864 until the end of the war, Porter served as lieutenant colonel attached to Ulysses S. Grant's staff. He accompanied Grant into battle in the Wilderness, Cold Harbor & Petersburg campaigns and was there at the final surrender at McLean's house. During this time he kept extensive notes of Grant's conversations, as well as of his own observations of military life. Porter brings to his recollections not only a soldier's practiced eye, but also a writer's intelligence. His portrait of Grant is the most incisive and readable first-hand account that we have. " B12-4 ; 546 pages 
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205 PORTER, HORACE. Campaigning with Grant. Time-Life Collector's Library of the Civil War.
New York Time-Life 1981 0809442027 / 9780809442027 Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xviii, [2], 546, [ 2] pages, plates, maps, full leather. Facsimile reprint of the original 1897 edition. Porter served as an aide to Grant. ; 546 pages 
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206 Pullen, John J A Shower of Stars. the Medal of Honor and the 27th Maine.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Fair dust jacket 
[10], 260 pages, plates, map, cloth, DJ, former owner's name on front endpaper otherwise very good. From Wikipedia: "On the request of President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton sent letters on 28 June 1863 to the commanding officers of the 25th Maine and 27th Maine regiments, asking for them to remain beyond their contracted service due to the invasion of Pennsylvania by Robert E. Lee and his army. Declined first by the 25th Maine, the 27th was then asked, and over 300 men volunteered to remain beyond their service time in the defenses of Washington during what became the Gettysburg Campaign. When Colonel Wentworth delivered the message to Secretary Stanton, he was informed that "Medals of Honor would be given to that portion of the regiment that volunteered to remain". [2] With the battle soon over, they left Washington for home on 4 July, reuniting with the rest of the regiment in Portland for their mustering out on 17 July 1863. Following the end of the war, when the promise to award medals to the volunteers was fulfilled, there was a lack of an agreeable list of those who stayed behind in Washington. This resulted in some 864 medals being made, and it was left up to Wentworth to distribute them to those members he remembered staying behind with him. The MOH awarded to George Washington Emmons can be seen at Old Gordon Gravestones These medals were later purged by Congress in 1917 as the actions of the regiment did not meet the criteria for receiving such a medal. " ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches 
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207 Pullen, John J. The Twentieth Maine. a Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War.
Dayton Morningside House 1991 089029755X / 9780890297551 Revised Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
X, [2], 338 pages, 8 plates, sketch maps, pictorial wrappers, presentation inscription on half-title otherwise very good. ; 338 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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208 Putnam, Sallie Brock Richmond During the War: Four Years of Personal Observation by a Richmond Lady. Time-Life Collector's Library of the Civil War
Alexandria, Va, Time-Life 1981 0809442620 / 9780809442621 Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
396, [2] pages, full black leather, very good. Reprinted from the 1867 edition. From the preface: "Sallie Brock Putnam spoke for Southern womanhood. ~ Only two years after Appomattox, she completed Richmond during the War. ~ The book contains an unexpectedly full history of the Civl War; the author exhibits a strong grasp of strategy and tactics. But at its heart is an incisive eyewitness account of life in a capital that was swollen to four times its normal population by the exigencies of war. ~ This leather-bound volume, like every book in the Collector's Library of the Civil War, has been reproduced photographically from the original edition. It thus preserves the authenticity of the original, including biographical errors and printing irregularities." ; 396 pages 
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209 Pynchon, Thomas Mason & Dixon.
New York Henry Holt 1997 0805037586 / 9780805037586 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
772 pages, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks front endpaper otherwise very good. From Booklist: Pynchon, an elusive, erudite, and manic satirist, has weighed in with another big book, another romp through the wild frontier of his imagination. As he did in his most celebrated work, Gravity's Rainbow (1973) , and in Vineland (1990) , Pynchon explores the paradoxes of a transitional era, this time harking back to the mid^-eighteenth century and the so-called Age of Reason. His heroes are the English astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, the men responsible for establishing the Mason-Dixon line, and who, in his magic-making hands, embody their time's eager devotion to logic and precision even in the face of life's daunting chaos. As Pynchon chronicles their cultural and scientific adventures from their first meeting in London through their journey to Sumatra and the arduous surveying of the famous boundary line that carries their names, he considers such complex issues as colonization, slavery, the massacre of American Indians, and the conflicts between religion and science. ; Ex-Library; 773 pages 
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210 Rhodes, Elisha Hunt All for the Union: the Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes
New York Orion Books 1985 0517584271 / 9780517584279 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
256 pages, well illustrated, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From the publisher: All for the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. Anyone who heard these diaries excerpted on the PBS-TV series The Civil War will recognize his accounts of those campaigns, which remain outstanding for their clarity and detail. Most of all, Rhodes's words reveal the motivation of a common Yankee foot soldier, an otherwise ordinary young man who endured the rigors of combat and exhausting marches, short rations, fear, and homesickness for a salary of $13 a month and the satisfaction of giving "all for the union." "One of the best firsthand accounts I have read of campaigning and combat in the Civil War." -- James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom. ; 256 pages 
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211 Rossbacher, Nancy Dearing The Civil War Collector's Price Guide. 7th Edition.
Publisher's Press 1995 0942365070 / 9780942365078 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
212 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. From the preface: The purpose of this guide is to provide the Civil War collector with average current market values for items in all major categories of Civil War collectibles. To accomplish this we compiled and averaged sales price figures from a host of reputable dealers and collectors across the United States. These figures reflect bona fide sales, not inflated asking prices. ; 212 pages 
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212 Rowland, Thomas J. George B. Mcclellan and Civil War History. in the Shadow of Grant and Sherman.
Kent Kent State University Press 1998 0873386035 / 9780873386036 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, [2], 248 pages, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the DJ: Perhaps no other Union commanders reputation has been the subject of as much controversy as McClellans. Since the mid-point of this century, however, he has emerged as the complex general who, though gifted with administrative and organizational skills, was unable and unwilling to fight with the splendid army he had created. In GEORGE B. MCLELLAN AND CIVIL WAR HISTORY, Rowland presents a framework in which early Civil War command can be viewed without direct comparison to the final two years of the war. Such comparisons, in his opinion, are both unfair and contextually inaccurate. Nly by understanding how very different was the context and nature of the war facing McClellan, as opposed to Grant and Sherman, can one discard the traditional good general-bad general approach to command performance. ; Ex-Library; 248 pages 
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213 Sceurman, Mark & Mark Moran Weird Civil War. Your Travel Guide to the Ghostly Legends and Best-Kept Secrets of the American Civil War.
New York Sterling 2015 145491579X / 9781454915799 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
208 pages, illustrations, pictorial cloth, very good. From the back cover: "Kudos to Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman for their intrepid willingness to venture down the forbidden roads and explore the musty tunnels of America's shadowlands. . . This is the book by which future explorers will chart their road trips in pursuit of the meaning of this nation." ; 9.20 X 9.10 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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214 SCHAAF, MORRIS The Battle of the Wilderness. [1st Edition]
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1910 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
345 pages, 5 maps (2 double-page) , maroon cloth, 1st edition, very good. Important study of one of the battles of the Civil War. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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215 Schroeder, Patrick A[Ndrew] More Myths about Lee's Surrender [4th Edition, Revised]
Daleville, VA Schroeder Publications 2001 1889246018 / 9781889246017 Fourth Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
32 pages, illustrations, stapled green pictorial wrappers, very good. Signed by Schroeder on title-page. Fourth edition, revised. ; 8.30 X 5.30 X 0.20 inches; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.00 USD
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216 Schultz, Duane P. The Most Glorious Fourth. Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4th, 1863.
W. W. Norton & Company 2002 0393048705 / 9780393048704 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
448 pages, map, boards, dust jacket frayed otherwise fine. Stated first edition. From Booklist: "Few days were more critical to the Union effort during the Civil War than July 4, 1863. On this pivotal date, Vicksburg was surrendered by Confederate troops, and Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated from Gettysburg. Gaining both a geographical advantage by assuming control of the Mississippi River and a strategic edge by placing the withdrawing Confederacy on the defensive, the Union developed the momentum it refused to relinquish during the remaining years of the war. Schultz sets the stage for the two conflicts by introducing the major players and providing an overview of the days preceding the most climactic and dramatic Fourth of July in American history. Personal observations and reflections culled from diaries and letters lend an immediacy and an intimacy to this riveting Civil War chronicle." ; 9.57 X 6.52 X 1.47 inches; 448 pages 
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217 Sifakis, Stewart Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Florida and Arkansas
New York Facts On File 1992 1585496952 / 9781585496952 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[14], 143 pages, boards, very good. From the introduction: This work is intended to be the companion set to Frederick H. Dyer's Compendium of the War of the Rebellion for the Confederacy. ; 143 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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218 Sinclair, Arthur & William N. Still Jr. (Introduction) Two Years on the Alabama [Ntroduction and Notes by William N. Still, Jr]
Annapolis Naval Institute Press 1989 0870216988 / 9780870216985 Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
Xxii, [2], 303, [3] pages, illustrations, blue cloth, very good. Originally published in 1896 by Lee and Shepard, Boston. ; Classics of Naval Literature; 8.50 X 5.75 X 1.25 inches 
Price: 12.00 USD
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219 Smith, Carter editor The Road to Appomattox a Sourcebook on the Civil War
1562948814 / 9781562948818 Softcover 
96 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. "American Albums from the Collections of the Library of Congress. These volumes provide an authentic and exciting view into America's past through a rich assortment of historical prints, photographs, journals, and maps, all drawn from the nation's library. " UNITED STATES AMERICAN CIVIL WAR JUVENILE LITERATURE 
Price: 20.00 USD
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220 Smith, Graham Warman's Civil War Weapons.
Iola, WI Krause Publications 2005 0896892379 / 9780896892378 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
256 pages, well illustrations (many in color) , pictorial wrappers, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. From the introduction: When the war began, the armories of the tiny United States military held a mixture of obsolete and current government equipment, and were quickly emptied by both sides. But this wasn't nearly enough to equip the newly raised formations. 
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