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1 Alexander, Kimberly et al. Hero or Coward. The Story of General Fitz John Porter
Portsmouth, NH Blue Tree 2011 no First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Stated first edition. Black paper covered boards in unclipped jacket. Quarto. 64 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations. A study of the court martial of Portsmouth, New Hampshire native General Fitz John Porter, during the Civil War following his defeat at the battle of Second Manassas. This includes a look at his prior, promising military career, as well as the battlefield decision that caused the controversy. VERY GOOD condition. General fading and scuffing to the jacket. Minor curling and bumping along the extremities. Light fading and rubbing to the book. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Military History of Ulysses S. Grant, From April, 1861, to April, 1865. Volume 1 Only, Badeau, Adam
2 Badeau, Adam Military History of Ulysses S. Grant, From April, 1861, to April, 1865. Volume 1 Only
New York D. Appleton and Company 1868 no Half Leather Good No Jacket 
Half leather with gilt scrollwork and compartments on the spine. Marbled boards and endpapers. xiii, 683 pp. All maps present as called for. Volume one only of this extensive history of the actions of Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, discussing battles, tactics and strategies, as well as political machinations during the Civil War. With sections on Port Henry, Shiloh, the Battle of Corinth, campaigns against Vicksburg, Chickamauga campaign, etc. Adam Badeau was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, taking part in some of the battles discussed in this book, and serving on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant. GOOD condition. Heavy scuffing to the leather along the hinges and corners, with some gouging at the corners. General fading and scuffing to the covers. Minor soiling and staining. Scattered foxing in the interior, mostly to the plates. Owner's small pastedown on the inside front cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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A Letter to the President of the United States. By a Refugee, Barnard, Frederick A.P.
3 Barnard, Frederick A.P. A Letter to the President of the United States. By a Refugee
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1863 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Sabin 3458 gives the New York imprint but not this. 32 pp. A letter by Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard to Abraham Lincoln, addressing the Civil War and its impact on the North and South, as well as the United States as a whole and the constitution, projecting a potential secession from the Union by New England, as well as collusion or an alliance between Western states and the South, envisioning a fractured assembly of states in North America. Frederick Barnard was an American educator and scientist, teaching at the University of Alabama and Mississippi, among others. GOOD condition, ex-library, with call numbers on the upper front cover and stamping/writing on the inside front cover/title page. Union League written on the lower front cover. General uneven toning, some soiling and offsetting to the covers. Minor chipping along the extremities. Sabin 3458. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 Beattie, Donald A.; Cole, Rodney; Waugh, Charles A Distant War Comes Home: Maine in the Civil War Era
Camden, Maine Down East Books 1996 0892723939 / 9780892723935 Trade Paperback Very Good 
280 pp. A collection of short essays on various contributions by Maine residents to the Civil War effort, documenting abolitionists, soldiers such as Hiram G. Berry, Joshua Chamberlain, Lew Estes, General O.O. Howard, nurse Dorothea Lynde Dix, various actions and battles, border ruffian warfare in Missouri, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Sticker residue on the lower rear cover. Minor edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Life and Services of Gen. U.S. Grant, Coppee, Henry
5 Coppee, Henry Life and Services of Gen. U.S. Grant
New York Richardson and Company 1868 no Cloth Good 
Brown cloth. 465 pp. Maps throughout, 10 full page, 1 fold out and 6 inset plans. A detailed account of the actions of Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, focusing on his battle strategy, campaigns and tactics, breaking them down by battle. This includes Fort Donelson, Corinth, Vicksburg, Shenandoah Valley, Petersburg, etc. GOOD condition. General fading, minor soiling and some scuffing to the covers. Minor chipping and insect wear to the cloth along the spine and hinges. Cloth apparently chewed on along the interior edges of the covers, slightly affecting the fore edge of the last few pages. Paper toned in the interior. Dornbusch 2012. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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6 Dammann, Gordon; Bollet, Alfred Jay Images of Civil War Medicine. A Photographic History.
New York Demos Medical Publishing 2008 no Trade Paperback Very Good 
Trade paperback. Quarto. 204 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A visual history of the role of medicine in the Civil War, documenting medical facilities, surgeons, equipment, etc. With sections on Confederate medicine, Civil War hospitals and field hospitals, wounds and diseases, nursing and role of women, etc. With explanatory text throughout. VERY GOOD condition. A hint of wear to the exterior, with a large gift inscription on the half title, which has transferred through a little to the title page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Grant, Ulysses S.; James, Henry; Longstreet, James, General; Rensselaer, Mrs. Schuyler; Stockton, Frank et al. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. February, 1886. With Part of the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.
New York The Century Co 1886 no Wraps Good 
Illustrated wraps. Black and white illustrations throughout, including some depictions of the Civil War, and battle maps from the war. A single issue of this magazine, featuring a segment from The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant on the Civil War (Preparing for the Wilderness Campaign); General Longstreet on the march against Pope in the Civil War and Redwood on Jackson and his Foot Cavalry, with maps for each article depicting of battles at Bull Run and Manassas; Rensselaer on recent Architecture in America, discussing and depicting large houses in New York City; a memoranda on the Civil War; a discussion, with music and illustrations, of African-American dance in Louisiana and the Caribbean in the article 'The Dance in Place Congo,' etc. GOOD condition. General toning and minor soiling. Moderate to heavy chipping and small tears along the extremities and spine tips, with some loss. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Life and Deeds of General U.S. Grant., Headley, Rev. P.C.; Austin, George Lowell
8 Headley, Rev. P.C.; Austin, George Lowell The Life and Deeds of General U.S. Grant.
Boston B.B. Russell 1885 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Decorative brown cloth. 7 3/4 by 5 inches wide. Xvi, 425 pages. With illustrations throughout, including 4 battle maps. A broad biography of Ulysses S. Grant from his early life, time spent at West Point, the Mexican War, presidency, etc. The work also contains many chapters on Grant in the Civil War, discussing battles and battle strategy. GOOD condition. White paint streak on the upper front hinge. Moderate uneven fading and scuffing, with some soiling. Extremities bumped, scuffed and worn. Front endpaper MISSING. Minor toning to the paper. Very light scattered soiling in the interior. Slight lean to the binding. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Henry, Robert Selph The Story of the Confederacy
Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1931 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Gray cloth. No jacket. 514 pp. Black and white photos and maps throughout. A history of the Confederacy and the rise of the Confederate States of America, looking at the causes for secession, as well as the Civil War itself. This includes some history and overviews of various battles and campaigns, including Shiloh, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, etc. With discussion of military leaders, political leaders, focusing on the Confederate side. GOOD+ condition. Minor general fading. Light scuffing and edgewear. Spine rather faded, with fraying at the tips. Front hinge weak. Text block toned. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Hopper, Geo. C. The Battle of Groveton; or Second Bull Run. A paper read before the Commandery of the State of Michigan Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Detroit Winn and Hammond, Printers 1893 no Wraps Good 
Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that may have been issued. 15 pp. A short, firsthand account of the experiences of the author at the Battle of Groveton, (Also known as Second Bull Run or Manassas) during the Civil War, recalling the fighting experiences of the 1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry. This includes accounts of men being killed, battle action, etc. GOOD+ condition. Some browning, mostly along the extremities. Minor edgewear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Houck, Peter W. A Prototype of a Confederate Hospital Center in Lynchburg, Virginia
Lynchburg, VA Warwick House Publishing no Trade Paperback Very Good 
: no date, circa 1986. Trade paperback. 228. Black and white illustrations throughout. A history of the large hospital complex built by the Confederacy in Lynchburg, Virginia during the Civil War, discussing its layout, day to day operations and featuring biographies of many men and women who were instrumental in its running. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling, with a few small stains to the upper rear cover. Minor scuffing to the extremities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Lincoln, Abraham; Various Authors The Detroit Free Press. Sunday, May 5 and Monday, May 6, 1861. With a printing of the May 3rd proclamation by Abraham Lincoln and Civil War content.
Detroit The Detroit Free Press, Publisher 1861 no Tabloid Fair 
Large format newspaper. 4 pages, with each date consisting of two pages, bound as a single piece. Two short issues of this newspaper, containing several lengthy articles and shorter briefs on the Civil War. This includes a printing of the May 3rd proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln increasing the size of the army and navy; reports from Washington, Missouri and Arkansas; report on General Houston in Texas and his speech; an African-American view of the crisis; an alleged plot to burn Boston, New York and Philadelphia, etc. FAIR/GOOD condition. Heavy chipping, tearing and creasing along the extremities, with minor loss, sometimes affecting text. Heavy browning. Scattered foxing, soiling and staining. Horizontal and fold creases present, as well as other creases. Text hard to read in a few places due to creasing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A History of the Civil War 1861-1865 and the Causes that Led up to the Great Conflict and a Chronological Summary and Record () compiled from the Official Records of the War Department, Lossing, Benson J. Brady, Matthew (photographer).
13 Lossing, Benson J. Brady, Matthew (photographer). A History of the Civil War 1861-1865 and the Causes that Led up to the Great Conflict and a Chronological Summary and Record () compiled from the Official Records of the War Department
New York The War Memorial Association, Publisher. 1912 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Red cloth, illustrated in black. 512 pp. Black and white photographs by Matthew Brady throughout. A detailed account of the Civil War, examining the politics and governmental machinations on both a state and federal level that led to the war, as well as chronicling the war itself and the many battles fought. This includes operations in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, New Orleans, Tennessee, Kentucky, etc., studying both Union and Confederate armies and their leaders. GOOD condition. General fading to the covers, heavy to the spine. Cloth split along the front hinge, with associated fraying. Cloth pulled and frayed at the head of the spine. Minor soiling and scuffing. Slight fraying at the corners. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14 No Author Given Annual Report of the Adjutant-General, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with reports from the Quartermaster-general, Surgeon General, and Master of Ordnance, for the year ending December 31, 1864
Boston Wright and Potter, Printers 1865 no Cloth Fair No Jacket 
Dark brown cloth. 1095, 80 pp. A lengthy report issued by the state of Massachusetts, containing short histories, including some battle accounts of the various Massachusetts regiments. This includes the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 9th-12th, 13th, 15th-40th, etc., plus the various cavalry regiments, light battery reginents and others. With rosters of officers, lists of officers who died, etc. Also printed is an opinion of the US Attorney General on the pay of African-American troops. FAIR condition. Heavy fading and uneven discoloration to the covers. Some soiling and scuffing. Cloth worn and frayed along the extremities and hinges. Gift inscription (to a town) on the first endpaper. Scattered foxing, some soiling and staining throughout. The last 20 pages appear to have been chewed on the lower corner, with 1 inch triangular loss to the bottom corners. Rear endpapers very soiled and worn. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 No Author Given Annual Report of the Adjutant-General, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with reports from the Quartermaster-general, Surgeon General, and Master of Ordnance, for the year ending December 31, 1864
Boston Wright and Porter, state Printers 1865 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Dark brown cloth. 1095, 80 pp. A lengthy report issued by the state of Massachusetts, containing short histories, including some battle accounts of the various Massachusetts regiments. This includes the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 9th-12th, 13th, 15th-40th, etc., plus the various cavalry regiments, light battery regiments and others. With rosters of officers, lists of officers who died, etc. Also printed is an opinion of the US Attorney General on the pay of African-American troops. GOOD condition. Heavy fading and uneven discoloration to the covers. Some soiling and scuffing. Minor edgewear. Inscription (town name) on the first endpaper. Scattered foxing, some soiling and staining throughout. Fain dampstaining along the top edge. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 No author Given Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers 1861-1865. Volume II Only
Boston Wright and Porter, state Printers 1870 no Cloth Fair No Jacket 
Dark brown cloth. Folio. 1085 pp. Volume two only of this work providing a record in list form of members of the various infantry, sharpshooters and African-American (given as Colored in the contents page) regiments from Massachusetts during the Civil War. This consists of name, rank, the town from which they came, age, date of muster, and termination of service date, including reason. FAIR condition. Front cover CRACKED and SEPARATING along the front hinge, somewhat tenuously attached along the lower three inches. The backstrip is torn and chipped at the head, tail and hinges, with minor loss. General fading, minor soiling and scuffing to the covers. Town's name in ink on the first endpaper. Text block solid and moderately browned. Minor scattered foxing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 No author Given Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New Hampshire, for the Year Ending June 1, 1866. Vol 1.
Concord, New Hampshire George E. Jenks, State Printer 1866 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Finely ribbed dark brown cloth. 716 pp. A report giving the list of names of soldiers in all the various New Hampshire regiments, companies, including heavy artillery, providing their residences, dates of muster and general remarks, all pertaining to the Civil War. These remarks include mentioning whether killed or died of disease, desertion, mustered out, etc. GOOD condition. General fading to the cloth, with minor soiling and scuffing. Faint staining to the rear cover. Cloth scuffed and worn along the extremities, with some splitting and fraying. Text block solid, with minor toning to the paper. Sporadic faint dampstaining affecting the upper margin. Front endpaper with a small tear/hole near the upper corner. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 No author given (Brockett, L.P). Our Great Captains. Grant, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan and Farragut
New York Charles B. Richardson, Publisher 1865 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
First edition. Dark brown cloth. 251 pp. With portraits of each subject at the beginning of the appropriate sections. A biographical account of Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, George H. Thomas, Philip Henry Sheridan, and David Farragut, focusing primarily on their actions and roles in the Civil War, including details of battles, etc. GOOD condition. Heavy fading and moderate scuffing to the covers. Minor soiling and staining. Covers bumped and scuffed along the extremities, with fraying to the cloth at the spine tips. Minor scattered foxing, with some spotting and staining throughout the interior. Sabin 57925. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Charleston Daily Courier. Wednesday Morning, April 22, 1863. With Civil War Content, No author given.
19 No author given. Charleston Daily Courier. Wednesday Morning, April 22, 1863. With Civil War Content
Charleston, SC Charleston Daily Courier , Publisher 1863 no Tabloid Good 
Large format newspaper. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Small banner under title of the newspaper reads in part 'Charleston, S.C. Confederate States of America.' While most of the paper is devoted to advertisements for various auction sales, the first two columns contain several short reports and news items from the Civil War, including the defeat of a Yankee cavalry in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Yankee movements in Mississippi, more evidence of the failure of the Monitors, a short speech from Major Zeigler, etc. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy browning to the paper. Minor soiling. Horizontal and vertical fold crease present, with other creases and wrinkling. Some chipping and minor tearing along the extremities. Tear at the joins of the folds. Numbers in faint pencil at the upper right corner. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Parkhurst, John G. Recollections of Stone's River. A paper prepared and read before the Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
Detroit Winn and Hammond, Printers 1890 no Wraps Fair 
Blue printed wraps. 15 pp. A short but detailed account of the Battle of Stone's River in late December of 1862. This includes estimated troop numbers, names of various generals and other officers, as well as details of the battle itself. Also known as the Second Battle of Murfreesboro, the Battle of Stone's River was fought in Tennessee at the end of December/beginning of January in 1862/63, with high casualties on both side and an inconclusive result. John G. Parkhurst recalls his firsthand experiences in this event. FAIR/GOOD condition. Both wrappers DETACHED but present, with heavy chipping, tearing and loss along the extremities, as well as moderate browning. Minor toning to the text block, mostly along the extremities. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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