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"THE INFERNAL WAR:" THE CONFEDERATE LETTERS OF SGT. EDWIN H. FAY.
Wiley, Irvin, and Lucy E. Fay, editors.
Austin, TX;: University of Texas Press,, 1958.

Special publication bookplate signed by Wiley and Fay. Orderly Sergeant Edwin Hedge Fay volunteered on April 4, 1862, to fight for the South, but once in the Confederate army he was beset with misgivings both about the way the war was being conducted and about affairs back home. This series of remarkable letters to his wife in Minden, Louisiana, records his penetrating, first-hand observations of the war and reflects his almost desperate concern for the welfare of his wife and children. 474 pages. Map endpapers. Bound in original grey cloth. Mild toning to page edges. Fine in about fine price-clipped dust jacket with a few tiny tears and mild edge wear. A very nice copy.


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A CONFEDERATE IN THE COLORADO GOLD FIELDS.
Conner, Daniel Ellis.
Norman, OK;: University of Oklahoma Press,, 1970.

Kentuckian Daniel Ellis Conner went to Colorado in 1859 in a search for gold. When the Civil War broke out he became involved with a band of rebel troops who sought to wrest control of the Southwest from the Union. Edited by Donald J. Berthrong and Odessa Davenport. 185 pages with some photographs. Slight evidence of small 1" sticker removal, else fine in fine dust jacket.


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A HISTORY OF THE LAUREL BRIGADE: ORIGINALLY THE ASHBY CAVALRY OF THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND CHEW'S BATTERY.
McDonald, Captain William N.
Gaithersburg, MD;: Olde Soldier Books,, 1987.

Facsimile reprint of 1907 edition published by Mrs. Kate S. McDonald. 499 pages with photographs, illustrations and muster roll of the Seventh Virginia Cavalry. Bound in original green cloth with lettering in gilt. A very fine, new and unread, copy. Issued without dust jacket.


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Dornbusch: Vol. I, New York, 587. Dornbusch: Vol. I, Mass., 418. Putnam: "Relatively mild account of Libby and officers' prison at Danville." Nevins: Civil War Books, Vol. I, pg 200. Sturgis: "The recollections of a guard officer at Camp Morton who was later a prisoner at Libby; gives evidence to indict Confederates." Nevins: Civil War Books, Vol. I, pg 203. 127 pages with frontis and four illustrations. Bound in original dark blue cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Several spots of foxing to rear endpapers. Owner's stamp. A near fine copy.
A PRISONER OF WAR IN VIRGINIA 1864-5 and APPENDIX PRESENTING STATISTICS OF NORTHERN PRISONS FROM THE REPORT OF THOMAS STURGIS, 1st LIEUT. 57th MASS. VOLS.
Putnam, George Haven, and Thomas Sturgis
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912.

Dornbusch: Vol. I, New York, 587. Dornbusch: Vol. I, Mass., 418. Putnam: "Relatively mild account of Libby and officers' prison at Danville." Nevins: Civil War Books, Vol. I, pg 200. Sturgis: "The recollections of a guard officer at Camp Morton who was later a prisoner at Libby; gives evidence to indict Confederates." Nevins: Civil War Books, Vol. I, pg 203. 127 pages with frontis and four illustrations. Bound in original dark blue cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Several spots of foxing to rear endpapers. Owner's stamp. A near fine copy.


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A REBEL WAR CLERK'S DIARY AT THE CONFEDERATE STATES CAPITAL, VOLUMES I & II
Jones, J[ohn] B[eauchamp].(Howard Swiggett, editor)
New York: Old Hickory Bookshop, 1935.

A new and enlarged edition edited with an introduction and historical notes. The most consulted and most quoted record of Confederat public affairs. Considered one of the 200 most important Confederate books. Harwell: In Tall Cotton, #104. Nivens: Vol I, pg 115. A total of 893 pages with index. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering, rule and illustration stamped in gilt. Both volumes fine and bright, housed within a very good example of the seldom seen slipcase. This fragile slipcase has been professionally repaired and reinforce.


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A WEBFOOT VOLUNTEER; THE DIARY OF WILLIAM M. HILLEARY 1864-1866
Hilleary, William M. (Herbert B. Nelson and Preston E. Onstad, editors)
Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 1965.

The regular Oregon troops were sent to fight the Civil War in the south and east, the volunteers were left to defend the state. Moore & Purcell; Pacific Northwest Americana 1949-1974, S3175. 240 pages with a few historic photographs, bibliography, and index. Map endpapers. Light toning to text block edges, else fine in fine dust jacket.


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A WEBFOOT VOLUNTEER; THE DIARY OF WILLIAM M. HILLEARY 1864-1866
Hilleary, William M. (Herbert B. Nelson and Preston E. Onstad, editors)
Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 1965.

The regular Oregon troops were sent to fight the Civil War in the south and east, the volunteers were left to defend the state. Moore & Purcell; Pacific Northwest Americana 1949-1974, S3175. 240 pages with a few historic photographs, bibliography, and index. Map endpapers. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a hint of wear along the upper edge.


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An interesting documentary study from which emerges a balanced portrait of this distinguished but complex character. 249 pages with illustrations, photographs and maps. Signature of Thomas Wm. Dunlay, Western Americana historian and author, on reverse of front endpaper. Fine in fine and bright price-clipped dust jacket.
A.P. HILL; LEE'S FORGOTTEN GENERAL
Hassler, William Woods
Richmond, VA: Garrett & Massie, Inc., 1962.

An interesting documentary study from which emerges a balanced portrait of this distinguished but complex character. 249 pages with illustrations, photographs and maps. Signature of Thomas Wm. Dunlay, Western Americana historian and author, on reverse of front endpaper. Fine in fine and bright price-clipped dust jacket.


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Early in the war Missouri was captured by the Union though its Confederate battalions remained in the South, separated from loved ones and family. Grimes risked his life to deliver mail between these Southern soldiers and their relatives in Missouri. 216 pages with several illustrations. Bound in dark blue cloth. Neat owners' signatures to front and rear endpapers. A very good copy.
ABSALOM GRIMES:CONFEDERATE MAIL RUNNER
Grimes, Absalom, (M.M. Quaife, editor)
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1926.

Early in the war Missouri was captured by the Union though its Confederate battalions remained in the South, separated from loved ones and family. Grimes risked his life to deliver mail between these Southern soldiers and their relatives in Missouri. 216 pages with several illustrations. Bound in dark blue cloth. Neat owners' signatures to front and rear endpapers. A very good copy.


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ADDRESS OF BRIG.-GEN. E.W. GANTT, C.S.A., FIRST PUBLISHED OCTOBER 7, 1863, AT LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Gantt, E.W., Brigadier General
[no place]: [no publisher], 1863.

Gantt was formerly a member of the rebel Congress, a Brigadier-general in the Confederate Army, and latter a prisoner of war. Gantt elected to stay in Arkansas rather than be sent home and exchanged. This address attacks Jefferson Davis, Thomas C. Hindman, and the Confederacy in general. Dornbusch: vol. II, 2744. 29 pages. One in closed tear at top of front cover. A very good copy.


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ADVANCE AND RETREAT.
Hood, J.B., Lt. Gen. CSA.
Secaucus, NJ;: Blue and Grey Press,, 1985.

Originally published in 1880 for the Hood Orphan Memorial Fund. This is a facsimile reproduction as originally published. Wartime communiques, battle maps and Hood's correspondence add to bringing a new understanding of the War Between the States. 358 pages with maps. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


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Document No. 324. 311 pages of maps, mostly of Civil War. Covers and spine with small chips and creases. Spine with opening creases. A near very good copy.
AMERICAN CAMPAIGNS, VOLUME II - MAPS
Steele, Matthew Forney
Washington, DC: Byron S. Adams/War Department-Office of the Chief of Staff, 1909.

Document No. 324. 311 pages of maps, mostly of Civil War. Covers and spine with small chips and creases. Spine with opening creases. A near very good copy.


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The author was a first sargeant of the Ninth Michigan Cavalry. "A superior, gripping account." Nevins: Vol. I, pg 200. Dornbusch: Vol. I, Mich 43. 304 pages with list of the Andersonville dead and a listing of officers imprisoned at Camp Asylum, Columbia, SC. Bound in original dark green pebbled cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and border stamped in black. Owner's stamp on front paste-down endpaper. Pages mildly toned. Only a hint of wear at corners and spine ends. A very good plus copy.
ANDERSONVILLE DIARY, ESCAPE, AND LIST OF THE DEAD, WITH NAME, CO., REGIMENT, DATE OF DEATH AND NO. OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY
Ransom, John L.
Auburn, NY: John L. Ransom, Publisher, 1881.

The author was a first sargeant of the Ninth Michigan Cavalry. "A superior, gripping account." Nevins: Vol. I, pg 200. Dornbusch: Vol. I, Mich 43. 304 pages with list of the Andersonville dead and a listing of officers imprisoned at Camp Asylum, Columbia, SC. Bound in original dark green pebbled cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and border stamped in black. Owner's stamp on front paste-down endpaper. Pages mildly toned. Only a hint of wear at corners and spine ends. A very good plus copy.


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ANDERSONVILLE: A STORY OF REBEL MILITARY PRISONS, FIFTEEN MONTHS A GUEST OF THE SO-CALLED SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. A PRIVATE SOLDIER'S EXPERIENCE IN RICHMOND, ANDERSONVILLE, SAVANNAH, MILLEN, BLACKSHEAR AND FLORENCE
McElroy, John
Washington, DC: National Tribune, 1899.

Complete in a single volume. Dornbusch: vol. I, Illinois, 73. "Well written, gripping, and very detailed." Nevins: Civil War Books, vol. I, pg 197. Bound in original tan paper covers with lettering in black. 654 pages with illustrations and maps. Pages toned with some damp staining. Tape ghosts and wear along spine. A good reading copy.


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ANDERSONVILLE: A STORY OF REBEL MILITARY PRISONS, FIFTEEN MONTHS A GUEST OF THE SO-CALLED SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. A PRIVATE SOLDIER'S EXPERIENCE IN RICHMOND, ANDERSONVILLE, SAVANNAH, MILLEN, BLACKSHEAR AND FLORENCE; VOLUMES I & II
McElroy, John
Washington, DC: National Tribune, 1913.

Dornbusch: vol. I, Illinois, 73. "Well written, gripping, and very detailed." Nevins: Civil War Books, vol. I, pg 197. 530 pages with illustrations and maps. Both volumes bound in original green paper covers with lettering in black. One short tear along spine of volume II. Faint owner's signature on the front covers. Both volumes very good plus. A handsome set.


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No. 27 in the series. Folio sized, 17"x11". The 40 year period between 1830 and 1870 saw unprecedented progress in military ordnance technology. The practical application of this technology was clearly demonstrated during the American Civil War. To the maximum extent possible the original texts, tables and drawings are reprinted in their original form. Pages not numbered, printed rectos only. A fine and bright copy.
ARTILLERY FOR THE LAND SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES 1849-1865: 12-Pdr. GUN, MODEL 1841
Lutz, D.E.
Port Huron, MI: Antique Ordnance Publishers, 1985.

No. 27 in the series. Folio sized, 17"x11". The 40 year period between 1830 and 1870 saw unprecedented progress in military ordnance technology. The practical application of this technology was clearly demonstrated during the American Civil War. To the maximum extent possible the original texts, tables and drawings are reprinted in their original form. Pages not numbered, printed rectos only. A fine and bright copy.


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No. 26 in the series. Folio sized, 17"x11". The 40 year period between 1830 and 1870 saw unprecedented progress in military ordnance technology. The practical application of this technology was clearly demonstrated during the American Civil War. To the maximum extent possible the original texts, tables and drawings are reprinted in their original form. Pages not numbered, printed rectos only. Opening crease along the spine. A near fine copy.
ARTILLERY FOR THE LAND SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES 1861-1865: 20 Pdr. PARROTT RIFLE
Port Huron, MI: Antique Ordnance Publishers,

No. 26 in the series. Folio sized, 17"x11". The 40 year period between 1830 and 1870 saw unprecedented progress in military ordnance technology. The practical application of this technology was clearly demonstrated during the American Civil War. To the maximum extent possible the original texts, tables and drawings are reprinted in their original form. Pages not numbered, printed rectos only. Opening crease along the spine. A near fine copy.


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The papers and telegrams of William Prescott Smith give a view of the workings of the railroads during the Civil War. 156 pages with two sections of photographs. Fine in very good plus dust jacket with one long closed tear.
B & O IN THE CIVIL WAR, FROM THE PAPERS OF WM. PRESCOTT SMITH
Bain, William E., editor
Denver, CO: Sage Books, 1966.

The papers and telegrams of William Prescott Smith give a view of the workings of the railroads during the Civil War. 156 pages with two sections of photographs. Fine in very good plus dust jacket with one long closed tear.


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In the Civil War, during the infancy of telegraphy, the operators were so often mere boys, even as young as twelve and fourteen. 159 pages. Fine in near fine dust jacket with faded spine panel.
BRASS-POUNDERS: YOUNG TELEGRAPHERS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Harlow, Alvin F.
Denver: Sage Books, 1962.

In the Civil War, during the infancy of telegraphy, the operators were so often mere boys, even as young as twelve and fourteen. 159 pages. Fine in near fine dust jacket with faded spine panel.


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Better known as The Great Locomotive Chase, this is a reprint of the account of the 1862 raid during the Civil War of J.J. Andrews and his men through Tennessee into Georgia, there seizing the steam engine, The General, and it's train to race back to Northern lines destroying telegraph, rail and bridges behind them; their capture, imprisonment and escape. The author was a participant in the raid. 340 pages. Bound in gray pictorial thick paper covers. Penciled writing erased from the first and last pages. A very good copy.
CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVE: A HISTORY OF SECRET SERVICE IN THE LATE WAR
Pittenger, William, Rev.
Washington, DC: National Tribune, 1905.

Better known as The Great Locomotive Chase, this is a reprint of the account of the 1862 raid during the Civil War of J.J. Andrews and his men through Tennessee into Georgia, there seizing the steam engine, The General, and it's train to race back to Northern lines destroying telegraph, rail and bridges behind them; their capture, imprisonment and escape. The author was a participant in the raid. 340 pages. Bound in gray pictorial thick paper covers. Penciled writing erased from the first and last pages. A very good copy.


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