Paperback. SCARCE. An interesting collection of Civil War anecdotes, written during the war. Cummings served in the 28th Michigan Infantry. "He was in battle and spent time in the notorious Andersonville Prison, where he helped amputate the feet of another soldier with gangrene. It wasn't until later in civilian life that Cummings lost his own feet. All that and more is told in this raucous account of war. Included is another unique account, that of George E. Reed, who wrote about his time with the Sixth Army Corps in the summer of 1863. His account was written while he was in the ranks and it is written entirely in verse. It may be the only such account from that war." (B&N book review). Very good- in modern paper wraps with remains of original front cover depicting a young Union Soldier laid down. Illustrated with engravings. Minor browning and chipping to the edges of the first several pages. 48 pages. AME6/1282. Very Good.
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Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2012. Hardcover. Number 343 of 1865 copies. This handsome edition is a reprint of the 1912 edition published by the War Memorial Association on the fiftieth Anniversary of "the great national struggle." It offers a chronological summary and record of every engagement between the troops, showing the total losses and casualties together with was maps of the localities. It is illustrated with facsimile photographic reproductions of the official war photographs take at the time by Mathew B. Brady, with color plates by Ogden, Thulstrup, Davidson and others. Bound in red cowhide leather from Italy, with multicolor decoration and custom binding by Kingsport Book. All edges gilt. The text, photographs, and color plates are printed on Utopia Matt by Appleton Papers, with section covers on blue Wausau Exact Vellum Bristol. Housed in a custom slipcase of red cloth with repeat of book's cover design. Accompanied with a certificate of limititation and in the original packing box. In fine condition. Measures 8.75 x 12 inches. 512 pages. Fine.
Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, (1996). Hardcover. Author William Marvel "interweaves the stories of the two ships (The Alabama and the Kearsarge) from their construction in Liverpool and New Hampshire, to the climactic encounter off Cherbourg and he also illuminates the day-to-day experiences of deepwater sailors, one of the most ignored groups of the Civil War" (jacket). He used original source material including muster rolls, logbooks, letters, census and pension records, diaries of officers and crewmen, and French sources. In this book he challenges the accuracy of key memoirs on which previous histories of the Alabama have been based. Perhaps most interesting is his description of the everyday life of the sailors. Size: 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with 20 pages of illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with purple title to spine. Index, 337 pages. CIV/071511. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
New York: Publication Office, Bible House, (1867). Later printing of this scarce compilation compiled, edited, and arranged by Frank Moore. Moore was also the editor of The Rebellion Record and Diary of the American Revolution. In the introduction he writes: "In the preparation of this volume, it has been the design of the editor to preserve, as far as possible, the most notable anecdotes and incidents of the late war, and also such songs, ballads, and other pieces of versification, as have been well received, and are considered worthy of perpetuation by the reading public." Bound in three quarter brown leather with red, cream and blue marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is chipped, bumped and rubbed. Scuffing to paper boards. Front hinge is cracked and rear hinge is tender but text block is tight and holding. Interior pages are generally clean and bright with a library deaccession stamp on title page. With handsome engraved plates of some of the wars major figures, including Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Sherman, Stuart, Sheridan, and Farragut among others. A nice copy in very good condition. Measures 6.5 x 9.75 inches. 560 pages including detailed index. CIVWAR/052421.
New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1863. Hardcover. First Edition. Edward A. Pollard (1832 - 1872) was a Confederate sympathizer who authored several books about the war, advocating white supremacy and reopening the slave trade in several of his works. Bound in the original dark green publisher's binding with gilt title to spine and gilt design to front board. Minor sunning to spine. Chipping and wear to spine ends, especially head. Wear and rubbing to boards, edges, and corners of boards. Includes five portrait illustrations (including frontis) with tissue guards and a fold-out map of the Battle of Fredericksburg. The illustrations are printed on bright white fine paper; however the text is printed on thinner paper of lesser quality. The text pages are browned with offsetting from illustrations. 386 pages including appendix with chronology. CIV/031423. Very Good.
Brunswick, ME: Tragos Press, 1964. Softcover. Scarce. One of 100 copies inscribed by the printer to the illustrator. This third work from the Tragos Press purports to be a May, 1961 letter from Benjamin F. Kersey, a private in the Maine Volunteers during the Civil War who died of diphtheria later that year. It is addressed to Aaron Tarr of Alna, Maine, recounting his experiences as a member of the Maine Volunteers. Handset by John Welwood and with three striking black and brown text illustrations by Maine artist, Thomas Cornell. In gray paper covers with black and white title label to front cover. There are 10 pages on folded double leaves. Slight wrinkling and small bumps to covers with a small light brown stain at the bottom of the rear cover. Very good condition. Measures 4.5 x 6 inches. PRI/013124. Very Good.
New Orleans: J.G. Hauser, 1910. Paperback. SCARCE. A list of itemized receipts and expenditures related to Confederate Veterans. A fascinating list documenting amounts paid to various veteran "camps" and officers throughout the South ranging from $1 to over $250 for the year of 1910. Each payment is dated. Apparently, there were hundreds of Civil War veterans camps. Very good in original side stapled grey wraps with dark blue title to front wrap. Minor browning to wraps. Interior is clean and bright. Lists hundreds of names of veterans Civil War History. 29 pages. CIV/6042. Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959. Hardcover. Very good+ in grey and yellow cloth covered boared with silver title to front board and to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Very good- illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. 3 small closed tears to the edges of dust jacket. Jacket is now in protective sleeve. 273 pp. Civil War. CIV1/3132. Very Good + in Very Good Minus DJ.