MICHIGAN AT CHICAMAUGA, CHATTANOOGA,
MISSIONARY RIDGE 1863 - Chas. Belknap - 1899 - 375 pgs.
Only flaw is a loose title page, otherwise very good cond. History
of each Mich. Regiment's involvement. Photos and list of
OFFICIAL ROSTER OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE STATE OF
OHIO 1861-66 - VOLUME 8 - 1888 -788 pgs. This volume covers
the 110th thru 140th Infantry Regiments and give information
such as: Name, Rank, Age, Date of Entering Service, Period of
Service and Remarks (Killed, Wounded, POW & where,
Transferred, Discharged, etc.) Excellent reference tool. Original
black cover with gold text on spine has some scuffs and scrapes but
is solid and tight. Inside is complete and in excellent condition.
REPORT OF THE ADJUTANT & INSPECTOR GENERAL OF
THE STATE OF VERMONT FROM OCT. 1, 1865 TO OCT. 1,
1866 - 1866 - 368 pgs. - Includes the updated information on the
Vermont Regiments and others such as the List of Officers for the
1st and 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters (Bergan's). Covers the period of
1865-1866 along with much info during the War years. Original
Black cover with gold lettering on spine is in extremely good
condition along with the interior of the volume. Binding is tight.
Excellent reference tool.
THE ELMIRA PRISON CAMP - A HISTORY OF THE
MILITARY PRISON AT ELMIRA, NY July 6, 1864 to July 10,
1865 - by Clay W. Holmes 1912 New York 461 pages. Very
detailed work on the famous prison camp. Has 62 photographs
& illestrations showing the camp during and after the War.
Includes a list of Confederate prisoners buried at the
Woodlawn National Cemetery. Book is complete but was
manufactured uncut and whoever cut the pages did a lousy
job, leaving many ragged edgesand occasionally a small tear.
That aside the book is in very good condition.
PENNSYLVANIA AT COLD HARBOR - State of Pennsylvania -
1912 60 pgs. Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monument in
the National Cemetery at Cold Harbor. Also contains a roster of
applications for transportation of survivors of the Pennsylvania
soldiers that survived Cold Harbor along with residence and
regiment. Good Condition.
CIVIL WAR RELICS
CIVIL WAR AND HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
THREE WISCONSIN CUSHINGS - A Sketch of the Lives of Howard B.,
Alonzo H. and William B. Cushing, Children of a Pioneer Family of
Waukesha County - by Theron Wilber Haight - Wisconsin History
Commission - April, 1910 - 104 pgs. - An abreviated history on their lives
during the Civil War. The condition of this book is very good with only
some discoloration (from age) to the exposed spine while in a bookshelf.
THE CHATTANOOGA CAMPAIGN - With especial reference to
Wisconsin's Participation Therein - by Michael Hendrick Fitch -
Wisconsin History Commission - March, 1911 - 234 pgs plus index.
Fitch was Lt. Col. of the 21st Wisconsin Inf. - he covers the
Chickamauga Campaign, Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and
Missionary Ridge. A light history - large font seemingly as Fitch
recalled it. Only 2500 copies printed in this initial printing. Book is in
very good condition with only one stain to cover and age toning to
Reduced $ 185.
THE POWDER FLASK BOOK - FIRST EDITION !!! - by Ray
Riling - 1953 New Hope, Pa. 495 pgs. First Edition of what is
considered the Bible for Powder Flask collecting. Thousands of
illustrations, information that includes the makers of flasks but
also other related fields. Covers both military and civilian flasks.
Riling obviously didn't publish this until he could be as complete
as possible. There isn't another reference source that comes close.
Dust jacket and book are in excellent condition.
1853 UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (IN FRENCH) - A spectacular
edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famed novel. The original was
released in the United States in 1852. This is the French Edition,
printed in Paris in 1853. It has red marbled covers (I believe this
may have been a special binding as there is an old French book
binders tag on the inside of one cover). The binding is very tight,
almost as if the book were never read. Complete - no
illustrations. Only flaw in the book is that the front end paper is
partially stuck to the front binding cover.
A TRUE STORY OF CHAS. W. QUANTRELL AND HIS
GUERRILLA BAND - 1923 by John P. Burch as told by Capt.
Harrison Trow. 266 pgs. This is about as fine as you can find for
this book. Cloth covers, extremely tight binding and clean as a
whistle. I would actually have trouble believing that anyone has
even read this copy. The scans make the cover look almost wickery
but is not like that. I had another clean copy of this once and
thought that one was nice but I think this one blows it away.
LEGISLATIVE HONORS TO THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM
LINCOLN - Obsequies of President Lincoln in the Legislature of
New York - Albany - 1865, 118 pgs. Basically the speaches in the
New York Legislature to the memory of Lincoln after the
assassination. Book has issues, mainly with the cover. It is intact
but cloth is split at the spine and rough around all the edges. The
interior is very good.
1861 REVISED ARMY REGULATIONS MANUAL - ID'd TO
THE 142nd OHIO VOL. INFANTRY - Standard Civil War Army
Regulations Manual dated 1862 and is ID'd in period ink inside
cover to Fred D. Sturges. Sturges enlisted into the 142nd Ohio
Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864 as an Adjutant and was
commissioned the same day into the Field and Staff of the
regiment. He mustered out on Sept. 2, 1864 at Camp Chase,
Ohio. The 142nd was a 100 day regiment whose only real claim
to fame was guarding a supply train through the Wilderness to
General Grant's front near Cold Harbor. Inside of manual is in
good condition but cover shows tremendous wear.
I have recently acquired nearly an entire set of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate
Armies. These books were compiled in the 1880's & 90's and included correspondence and battle
reports. They were compiled chronologically therefore allowing all paperwork for battles to be
placed in succesive volumes. These are reprints done by the National Historical Society and
distributed by Broadfoot Publishing in 1985. All are in nearly new condition with only minor
scuffing (if any at all) and some have some minor 'wrinkling' at the top and bottom of the spines
( from packing and this should be able to be worked out ). There aren't too many people looking
for the entire 128 volume set and many are only looking for the volumes on certain battles (not to
mention trying to ship 128 volumes ). Relic hunters find these extremely helpful whern looking for
exact ground to dig and for those that want to understand the battles more, these are the source for
the battle reports and correspondence of both armies. Therefore I am offering these in sets by
volumes of battles. Each set is priced for those in the set and THE PRICE DOES INCLUDE
SHIPPING. More will be listed later. CHECK THE DATES GIVEN FOR THE VOLUMES TO
INSURE THE TIME FRAME DESIRED.
VOLUME 21 - FREDERCKSBURG - Principle events covered in
these books are: November 15, 1862 to January 25, 1863 -
Fredericksburg, Dumfries, "Mud March".
VOLUME 24 - PARTS 1,2 & 3 - VICKSBURG - Principle events
covered in these books are: January 20 to August 10, 1863 -
Yazoo Pass, Steele's Bayou, Grierson's Raid, Grand Gulf,
Snyder's Mill, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion's
Hill, Big Black River Bridge, Vicksburg, Milliken's Bend and
1861 REVISED ARMY REGULATIONS MANUAL- 539 pages Printed in
1861 by J.G.L. Brown by authority of the War Department. This was the
standard regulations manual for the Army during the War. Good condition
with typical scuffing. Some fraying on the upper and lower edge of the spine.
INSTRUCTIONS TO MUSTERING OFFICERS - IDENTIFIED TO
THE 57TH OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Approx. 5" x
7 1/2" - 50 pages with paper covers. Identified in period ink on both the
front cover and the title page "Owen Francis / 57 OVVI". Francis was a
Lieutenant in the 57th, mustering in in Sept., 1861 and mustering out
in Jan., 1865. While in the regiment fought at Shiloh, Vicksburg,
Jackson, MS, Resaca, Kennesaw Mtn., Atlanta, Jonesboro and
Fayetteville. Covers are intact but have some minor paper missing on the
bottom and top of spine - darn good for this type of manual.
INFANTRY TACTICS MANUAL BELONGING TO GENERAL
WILLIAM HUMPHREY - Volume 2 only of Casey's 'Infantry
Tactics' with a great period ink inscription on the title page:
"Capt. Wm. Humphrey / 2nd Mich Inf / Upton's Hill, Va / Sept
4th, 1862". Humphrey was wounded twice at Spotsylvania C.H.,
Va. He was commissioned as Capt. in the 2nd Michigan Infantry
on 5/25/61, promoted to Major 6/8/62, Colonel 2/16/63 and
Brigadier General by Brevet on 8/1/64. He signed this manual as
Captain three months after his promotion to Major - for
whatever reason but the ID is ironclad. Opposite the title page
with the ink ID is a late life photo of Humphrey. Good used but
not abused condition.
BOOK - SLAVERY A CENTURY AGO - by Anthony Benezet and John
Wesley 1858 Philadelphia - 138 pgs. (approx 4" x 6") Deals with the
thoughts on slavery in the 1700's based on the writings of the two authors
based mainly on the trade of Great Britain and the colonies as well as
America itself. Tight binding - some scuffs and scrapes.
DOWLING'S EDITION OF HARDEE'S RIFLE AND INFANTRY
TACTICS MANUAL - 1862 - WRAPS - 152 pgs., New York, 1862 -
Colorful cover edition showing a zouave painting the title on a wall with
the assistance of two other soldiers. Soft cover wraps (all present) which is
quite remarkable considering the use that it appears to have had. It is
entirely intact but well worn, is stained as can be seen in the photos, and
has many dog-eared pages. I have owned many manuals, none like this
edition. Great piece for a camp or personal effects display.
MUSIC BOOK - TRUMPET OF FREEDOM - 1864 - 63 pages
containing 46 songs. Approx 6 3/8" x 9 3/4". Desirable music
book with patriotic songs. When this can be found the price is
normally in the $400 range and in 50 years of collecting and
dealing has been the first one I've had. There is staining and
some rough edges but is intact which is a wonder considering
the fragile nature of the paper.
1863 CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN
AMERICA - LOADED WITH HAND COLORED MAPS -
Approx. 6 1/4" x 8 3/4" Johnson & Ward - New York - 1863 -
Spectacular book in fantastic condition giving the events of
the War in chronological order from the beginning up to
January of 1863. This is complete with 8 Johnson and Collier
hand tinted maps of the Southern States along with 2 fold out
maps of the United States and the Richmond, Virginia area.
The state maps are in excellent condition, the fold out maps
have a few minor tears. I have only owned two of these books
and actually think this may be the same one I owned years ago
as it is in the same condition - good tight binding and just a
few worn areas on the spine and corners.
HISTORY OF BATTERY A - 1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT
ARTILLERY - by Thomas M. Aldrich - Providence - 1904 - 408 pages
- many photographs of men in the regiment. History written by a
member of the Battery and covers the War time battles fought by the
regiment. This Battery was one of the most active artillery batteries in
the War, especially with their service on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg.
Other battles included Antietam, Fredericksburg, Bristoe Station, Mine
Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Chancellorsville, Harper's Ferry, Fair
Oaks along with many others. Good condition, decent binding, small
ex-personal library stamp inside cover, several pencil notations from
what may have been a member of the unit, some scuffing along edges
as can be expected.
ILLINOIS ADJUTANT GENERALS REPORT - VOL. 6 - 106TH ILL -
131ST ILL - Springfield, Il. - 1900 - Soldier's rosters of the 106th Illinois
Infantry through the 131st Illinois Infantry. Lists the soldiers of each
mentioned regiment along with their residence,date of enlistment and
rank, date of muster and remarks, such as date of discharge, killed,
wounded or missing along with where. Book has tight binding but does
have scuffs on the covers as would be expected with a 118 year old book.
15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY MANUAL - ANDERSON'S
CAVALRY - by Brig. Gen. Philip St. George Cooke - Washington -
1862 - This rather WELL USED manual is identified to Company 'M'
of Anderson's Cavalry which was the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (or
the 160th PA. Regt). It is marked in period ink on the inside cover
"Sergeants & / Corporals / Co M / Anderson Cavalry" and then again
on the title page "Co. M". The 15th Cav. had losses in the battles of
Charles City Cross Roads, Va., Antietam, Nashville, Stones River,
Lavergne, Dandridge, Mossy Creek, Lynchburg among other
numerous skirmishes. The manual is beaten but intact and spine is
still strong for the use shown. Waterstained, some cloth missing on
85TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - MAJOR ABIJAH J. WELLMAN -
1861 Regulations for the Army of the United States owned by Major
Abijah J. Wellman of the 85th New York Infantry. Identified in period
ink inside front cover "Liber No. 216 / A.J. Wellman / Friendship /
N.Y. / Sept./61". Looks like he identified it in his personal library. The
booksellers tag is also inside the front cover (Elmira, NY). Inside the
back covers he made notes in period pencil on forms and has notations
by company. Wellman enlisted on Nov. 19, 1861 as a Major and was
mustered out on March 24, 1863. In that time the 85th participated in
the battles of Hartford, NC, Fair Oaks, Va., Savage Station, Va.,
White Oak Swamp, Va., Turkey Bend, Va. and Kinston, NC, Manual
is in very good condition with some very light stains.