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ANDERSONVILLE, Kantor, Mackinlay
1 ANDERSONVILLE Kantor, Mackinlay
May not be noted. Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
American HISTORY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; Kantor, Mackinlay Andersonville Cleveland and New York World 1955. Very Good. Sunning to edges and spine. Ths is THE story of the civil war and its privations in Prisoner of War holding area of Andersonville. A thoroughly frightening and rousing read. Sand glass laid in. ; 0 13459 
Price: 12.95 USD
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ANDERSONVILLE, Kantor, Mackinlay
2 ANDERSONVILLE Kantor, Mackinlay
The World Publishing Company Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; Sunned spine. Civil War should be read by every American for it's heart wrenching tale of hardship and despair in Civil War Prison camp. 14081 
Price: 14.05 USD
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SOLDIER'S ORPHANS FOR THE YEAR 1879, May not be noted.
3 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SOLDIER'S ORPHANS FOR THE YEAR 1879 May not be noted.
Pennsylvania Lane S Hart State Printer 1879 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 110 pages; 16 full page plates. 12092 
Price: 46.95 USD
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BATES BEARS AND BUNKER HILL WITH A CORRECTION OR TWO, Edward Deacon.
4 BATES BEARS AND BUNKER HILL WITH A CORRECTION OR TWO Edward Deacon.
Bridgeport, Automatic Printing CO, 1911 Presumed 1st Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Inscribed and dated by "the author" on fep but as commononly done without signature. Obituary of author appears on fpd. 8vo, 90pp. Green cloth binding with light edgewear. VG. This is the original publication itself. ; Signed by Author 32048 
Price: 117.45 USD
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BLUE AND THE GRAY, 1861 [LARGE PLATES], Unknown
5 BLUE AND THE GRAY, 1861 [LARGE PLATES] Unknown
Newark, Delaware Curtis Paper Company 1960 Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Art; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 4 pages; 4 reproduction civil war scenes taken from the horde of woodcuts aquired by Franklin Company from George SFerguson Company in teh mid 1900's. In original folder. 33088 
Price: 46.95 USD
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DECORATIVE BROADSIDE CIVIL WAR SONG SHEET OUR UNION RIGHT OR WRONG PATRIOTIC POEM STARS & STRIPES PUBLISHER J. WRIGLEY NEW YORK EPHEMERA, S. S. Steel (Lyricist) ; Frederick Buckley (Composer)
6 DECORATIVE BROADSIDE CIVIL WAR SONG SHEET OUR UNION RIGHT OR WRONG PATRIOTIC POEM STARS & STRIPES PUBLISHER J. WRIGLEY NEW YORK EPHEMERA S. S. Steel (Lyricist) ; Frederick Buckley (Composer)
Wrigley c1862 Mat Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 14 x 11"; 1 pages; "Our Union, Right or Wrong," was a popular song during the Civil War, and this original, decorative copy of the words is framed by the stars and stripes printed in two colors. This page has been matted and preserved with archival materials to preserve its good condition. Sight Good with some pressed out wrinkling, not examined out of mat. 34816 
Price: 188.00 USD
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REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES; OR, THE WAR OF 1861; BEING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF ITS RISE AND PROGRESS, Mrs. J. Blakeslee Frost
7 REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES; OR, THE WAR OF 1861; BEING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF ITS RISE AND PROGRESS Mrs. J. Blakeslee Frost
Boston Degen, Estes and Priest 1862 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, 11--388 pages; Rebellion in the United States; or, The War of 1861; Being a Complete History of Its Rise and Progress. Portraits and Plates. Ex Long Island Historical Society. Markings consist of two stamps in blue ink. Publisher's cloth covers, front detaching. Lacking spine strip. Contents clean with no toning or foxing. 31169 
Price: 234.95 USD
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THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF CYRUS F. BOYD, FIFTEENTH IOWA INFANTRY, edited by Mildred Throne
8 THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF CYRUS F. BOYD, FIFTEENTH IOWA INFANTRY edited by Mildred Throne
State Historical Society Iowa 1953 0807123285 / 9780807123287 First Edition Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; The Civil War Diary Of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry: 1861-1863. Edited by Mildred Throne. Wraps. Taken from the daily journal of Cyrus Boyd's Civil war experiences discovered in 1951. Graphics from Harper's et al. 25512 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE EIGHTEENTH MISSOURI, Leslie Anders
9 THE EIGHTEENTH MISSOURI Leslie Anders
Bobbs Merrill 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 404 pages; DJ. In acrylic. Civil war. Includes first hand accounts of more than 30 soldiers of the various wars and campaigns. 25508 
Price: 65.75 USD
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THE LONG ROLL: ONE OF THE HAWKINS ZOUAVES; BEING A JOURNAL OF THE CIVIL WAR, AS SET DOWN DURING THE YEARS 1861-1863, Johnson, Charles F. Of The Hawkins Zouaves
10 THE LONG ROLL: ONE OF THE HAWKINS ZOUAVES; BEING A JOURNAL OF THE CIVIL WAR, AS SET DOWN DURING THE YEARS 1861-1863 Johnson, Charles F. Of The Hawkins Zouaves
Carabelle Books 1986[1911] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 242 [1] pages; Ownderships front and back balnk leaves. Sound, straight, clean. B/w ills. First two blanks with clipped corner. 35196 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE THREE SCOUTS, Trowbridge, J. T.
11 THE THREE SCOUTS Trowbridge, J. T.
Boston Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company 1892 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 383 pages; Fiction set at the time of the secession. 26511 
Price: 23.45 USD
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WHAT I SAW IN DIXIE; OR, SIXTEEN MONTHS IN REBEL PRISONS., Byers, S. H.
12 WHAT I SAW IN DIXIE; OR, SIXTEEN MONTHS IN REBEL PRISONS. Byers, S. H.
Dansville 1868 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Travel; History, American; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 135 pages; Original printed wrappers with front cover losse. Chipping to front wrapper. Eberstadt 132 -196. Coulter 64 (Travels in the Confederate States) : “Byers belonged to the 5th Iowa Regt. , Inf. , took part in the Vicksburg campaign, was transferred to Sherman’s army to Chattanooga, & was taken prisoner . . . At the Battle of Missionary Ridge. ” Confined in Atlanta, Belle Isle, Libby, Macon, & Columbia, from which he went north with Sherman. AE finds three copies at auction going back to 1900. 29786 
Price: 187.95 USD
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