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THEY RODE WITH FORREST

  Michael R. Bradley breaks new ground with his study of Bedford Forrest's staff and escort. a remarkable group of Confederate cavalrymen. No Civil War soldiers, South or North, could match this hundred man force as shock troops. . . Bradley, following in the dramatic footsteps of Andrew Lytle with the thoroughness and reliability of Robert Selph Henry, does them proud focusing on them and their roles. Until now these men had gone almost nameless with all the attention given their legendary commander. Bradley has mended this oversight, helping explain Forrest's almost invariable success by putting faces on his staff and escort.
Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.

THEY RODE WITH FORREST
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EYEWITNESSES AT THE BATTLE OF NASHVILLE

  EYEWITNESSES AT THE BATTLE OF NASHVILLE follows the same format as other books in this series, but the scope is broader because Nashville is so closely linked to the Battle of Franklin and because the battle follows a two week siege. Much space is given to the siege so, day by day, the eyewitnesses can tell how they coped with the bitterly cold weather, their worries and speculations about the coming battle, and how they entertained themselves while waiting for the weather to clear and the battle to begin. So, this book starts with the end of the fighting at Franklin, in the night of November 30, 1864, and goes, day by day, up through the Battle of Nashville, on December 15 and 16.

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EYEWITNESSES AT THE BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE

  EYEWITNESSES AT THE BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE is told by the soldiers and civilians who were there. They tell the story through excerpts from letters, diaries, memoirs, recollections and books. The spelling and grammar have been corrected only when necessary for clarity. Any words added to the eyewitnesses accounts are enclosed in parentheses, and ellipses mark any place where eyewitnesses words have been omitted.
  Perryville was the biggest Civil War battle fought in Kentucky, and it is important because it kept Kentucky from leaving the Union and joining the Confederacy. Perryville is special, too, for the impression it made on survivors. A number of them, looking back over their experiences in the war, considered the fighting at Perryville the most intense and traumatic.

EYEWITNESSES AT THE BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE
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LOCK STOCK AND BARREL

  Well it took a while but we finally convinced Craig Barry to do another printing of his book, "Lock Stock & Barrel". This has been one of the most popular books we have ever carried and we are very happy to have it back in stock. This is a handbook for modifying the features of reproduction firearms for re-enacting. Lots of great information and original photos. A real "how to"!

LOCK STOCK AND BARREL
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THE JENNIE WADE STORY

  A true and complete account of the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. by Cindy L. Small
The heavy stench of death and gunpowder swirled thickly around a which sat forlornly between the village and a hill crowned by a now dilapidated cemetery. Ghostly figures in brown and grey darted silently in and out of shot scarred buildings only yards away, up a deserted, bullet swept street. Occasionally a rifle spat, shattering the once still July morning with it's sharp, sinister reverberation.
  Such was the morning when the stray host of death found poor Jennie Wade.

THE JENNY WADE STORY, ITEM # 2284 $7.95
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CONFEDERATES KILLED IN ACTION

  Nearly 4700 Confederate soldiers are known to have died as a result of the Battle of Gettysburg. This book gives the reader a selection of fifty stories, each describing the last moments of a Southern Soldier's life. The men were members of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. All were good and true men, and valiantly performed the stern duties of a soldier to the end. Because of their dedication and courage, those deaths should not be forgotten.

CONFEDERATES KILLED IN ACTION, ITEM # 2283 $9.95
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PAPA WAS A BOY IN GREY

  In the book "Papa was a boy in gray" Mary Schaller finds a wonderfully fresh way to tell a familiar tale. Interviewing "real daughters" of Confederate soldiers, she taps a rich and relatively neglected vein of Civil War Scholarship, and one that sadly is fast disappearing. Filled with anecdote, humor and pathos, "Papa Was a Boy in Gray" is a personal and provocative look at America's greatest conflict.

PAPA WAS A BOY IN GREY, ITEM # 2286 $14.95
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A KEYSTONE REBEL

  A Keystone Rebel, Joseph Garey's story, is much like the thousands of other young men who left their homes and answered their nation's call in 1861, risking life and limb for their home and country. but young Garey's story has a twist - for he was a Pennsylvania boy who left home to fight for his adopted state of Mississippi, and the South.
In this book, Joseph Garey describes the Confederacy's western theater as he experienced it, with all the excitement, boredom, joy and sorrow. And at the end he expresses his sense of sadness as he slowly accepts the dying of the cause for which he so valiantly fought.

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RIFLE AMMUNITION

  This book is a reprint of a rare 1859 publication, but it has been re-typeset for readability. Here will be found all aspects of the manufacture of "Enfield" rifle ammunition at the Royal Laboratory in Woolwich England. Included are the bullets, cartridges, packaging and the machinery used in their production. A photographic supplement and notes briefly document the use of this ammunition by the Confederate States of America in 1861-65.

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MINISTERING ANGEL

  Harriet A. Dada was one of a number of former army nurses who wrote down their Civil war experience. For over four years Dada had cared for the sick and wounded soldiers at a number of military hospitals in both the Eastern and Western theaters of the war. Although she did not keep a daily journal, she saved her letters from the field. In 1884 her letters provided the basis for her ten part series of articles reproduced here and original published in the National Tribune newspaper under the heading "Ministering Angels".

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INSIDE THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

  Inside the Army of the Potomac, the Civil War experience of Captain Francis Adams Donaldson. At the outbreak of war, twenty-year-old Donaldson enlisted in the 1st California regiment (later know as the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteers) of the famous Philadelphia Brigade of the II corps, Army of the Potomac. He fought at Ball's Bluff (where he was captured) and participated in the peninsula campaign until he was wounded at Battle of Fair Oaks. For more than 125 years, Donaldson's letters have lain virtually untouched in the Civil War library and museum in Philadelphia. J. Gregory Acken has painstakingly edited this remarkable collection, making these never-before-published letters available for the first time. Their detail and honesty will astonish and enthrall anyone who has ever taken an interest in the Civil War.

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FIELD ARTILLERY TACTICS 1864

  Translated from the French by Brigadier General R. Anderson, United States Army. War Department, Washington, D.C. March 1, 1863. This system of instruction for field artillery, prepared under direction of the war department, having been approved by the president, is adopted for the instruction of troops when action as field artillery. Accordingly, instruction in the same will be given after the method pointed out therein; and all addition to or departures from the exercise and maneuvers laid down in the system are positively forbidden. Edwin M. Staton, Secretary Of War. Beautifully hard bound with gold print. Over 300 instructions with plate after plate of diagrams for moving artillery into the line.

FIELD ARTILLERY TACTICS 1864
ITEM #842 $44.95
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TWO YEARS ON THE C.S.S. ALABAMA

  Classics of Naval Literature: Two Years On The C.S.S. Alabama. It was first published in 1895. It is impossible to determine how popular it was, although a second slightly expanded edition, from which this book is reprinted, came out the following year. Only two reviews of the book have been located, both in national magazines, both were favorable. This volume is complete and unabridged and includes an authoritative introduction written specifically for Classics Of Naval Literature. There was nothing more frightening to a US merchant seaman than to see the Naval Jack of the C.S.S. Alabama closing in on your wake. Rejoin the men of the most successful Confederate raider as she literally sails round the world in search of U.S. ships to send to the bottom.

TWO YEARS ON THE C.S.S. ALABAMA
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HISTORY OF THE 20th MAINE INFANTRY

  Army Life, A History of The 20th Maine Infantry Regiment; A Private's Reminiscences of The Civil War. One of the most famous regiments of the Civil War was the twentieth regiment of Maine volunteers. Formed in 1862, the regiment saw action in some of the fiercest campaign and battles of the war. After the war only one veteran of the unit attempted to chronicle the exploits of the 20th Maine infantry. In 1882, Reverend Theodore Gerrish published "Army Life". although there are brief, scattered accounts written by other veterans of the unit's wartime exploits, this remains the only full-length book, purposely published by a 20th Maine veteran.

HISTORY OF THE 20th MAINE INFANTRY
ITEM #844 $24.95
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CLARA BARTON, A WOMAN OF VALOR

  Woman of valor, Clara Barton And The Civil War. When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now award-winning author Stephen B. Oates, drawing on archival materials not used by her previous biographer, has written the first complete account of Clara Barton's active engagement in the Civil War. The story of a truly remarkable women.

CLARA BARTON
ITEM #845 $19.95
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CUSTER, SON OF THE MORNING STAR

  Son of the morning star, Custer and the Little Big Horn. Perhaps no episode in American history has done so much to forge our attitudes and national character as the usurpation of Indian lands in the inexorable passage of westward settlement. And, no incident in that struggle has overshadowed in our imagination the obliteration of General George Armstrong Custer's seventh cavalierly at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Yet the human story of the battle, of the federal and antagonists, and of the battle's place in the context of the plains Indian wars has never been so marvelously told. Son of the Morning Star recreates an era from our past that haunts us still.

CUSTER, SON OF THE MORNING STAR
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STOP THE EVIL, MURDER AND DESERTION IN THE CIVIL WAR

  As the civil war dragged on and battlefield casualties mounted, the evils of desertion and draft evasion threatened to decimate the Union forces. It was against this background that Private William H. Howe, a simple German farmer from Pennsylvania, stumbled into a sequence of misfortune and misunderstandings that led to an awful verdict: to be hanged for desertion and murder. The man who might have been a Civil War hero became instead the victim of a government that needed an example of what would be done to any soldier who deserted.

STOP THE EVIL
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U.S.S. MONITOR, THE SHIP THAT LAUNCHED A MODERN NAVY

  By modern standards, the U.S.S. Monitor was not much of a ship. She was only 172 feet long, displaced only a thousand tons, and carried only two guns. Her career in the U.S. Navy was short - less than a year from the day she was commissioned until the day she sank. She fought only one battle, and in that engagement she fired only 41 shots. Yet her startling appearance in Hampton Roads, Virginia, on 8 March 1862, and her near muzzle-to-muzzle gun duel with the C.S.S. Virginia on the following day shook the world as nothing would again until Hiroshima made the headlines three wars later. Never had a date been so clearly marked in the pages of history as when the age of sail ended and the age of steam-powered, armored ships began.

U.S.S. MONITOR, THE SHIP THAT LAUNCHED A MODERN NAVY
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HEART OF A SOLDIER, THE LETTERS OF GENERAL PICKETT

  For half a century these letters have lain locked away from the world, the lines fading upon the yellowed pages, their every word enshrined in the heart of the noble woman to whom they were written. To her they came filled with the thunder of guns, the lightning of unsheathed sword, the tumultuous rage in the heart of the storm; but through them all the radiance of pure devotion outshone the battle flash and the lyric of a great love rose above the cannon's roar. Through the medium of this volume these letters are given, out of the hands of one who has cherished them tenderly for many years, into the keeping of all those who honor courage, loyalty and the love of man for woman.

HEART OF A SOLDIER
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