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THE DIARY of a TAR HEEL CONFEDERATE

  "This diary was commenced for the fun of writing down my experiences as a soldier from the Old North State. I never thought for a moment that I would put it in print; but now that I am getting old and have read so many histories written by our officers, but have never seen in print a history written by a private. I know that my diary is truly the life of the man behind the gun, therefore I make bold to publish it. I am sure my experience was that of other privates, and a true history of my companies and regiments, as well as the Brigade, Division and even Corp that I belonged to. I am certain that the men of '61 to '65 who read this will recall most vividly the camping, marching, fighting and suffering they endured in those never-to-be-forgotten days of long ago. And to the younger generation of Southern born it will show how we endured and suffered, but still fought on for the cause we know was right."
Louis Leon
Original publication 1913

  Whenever I find a new book written by the common soldier I always wonder, "what took me so long to find this book? Am I the only one who did not know about it"? To me there is no better source for information than these obscure little books, that is why whenever possible I offer them for sale. This particular book is a little different, not in it's content but in it's view. Our hero, Louis Leon was not a rough and ready backwoodsman who grew up with a squirrel rifle in his hands. He was a young Jewish store clerk and not quite ready to meet the rigors of camp life, at least not at first. I had never considered what it must have been like for the thousands of patriotic city dwellers who volunteered for Confederate service until I read this book. This is his actual diary, it is not memoirs. The entries were written the day of or soon there after so his memory is not to be questioned.

THE DIARY of a TAR HEEL CONFEDERATE SOLDIER
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MAKING CARTRIDGES


  The book "MAKING CARTRIDGES" is a must for all serious living historians. Patrick Reardon has done a wonderful job of putting together a simplified guide to reproducing rifle musket and smoothbore blank cartridges ammunitions for your impression. This book contains easy to follow diagrams and simple instructions on how to make your cartridges look just like the originals including the bulk packaging. It also contains photo's of original wooden ammunition crates should you wish to reproduce those as well. Another enjoyable and informative book published by the Watch Dog.

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IN THE LAND OF COTTON

  "In the Land of Cotton". It might do more good here to describe the author rather than the book because once you have some understanding of the author the book will become crystal clear as well.
Dr. Michael R. Bradley was born in 1940 in an area very much like the one he describes in his stories. His boyhood home on the Alabama/Tennessee line was filled with talkative old folks, and he grew up listening to their stories. He has never stopped listening to the past.
He was educated at Samford University in Birmingham and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. he has become as he says "A Man of Words". He teaches history At Motlow State College in Tullahoma Tennessee, and is a Presbyterian minister.
Now that you know a little about the man I think I should prepare you just a little bit more for the stories. This is just one in a series of books by Dr. Bradley. Each in itself is not too long, generally about a hundred pages or so. Which all in all is good thing because I guarantee you will not be able to set the book down until you have finished. Stories told as if you were once again a wee little thing at you grandpa's knee. Oral traditions of the area handed down from generations of story tellers one to the next. Some can be documented--some do not require such a mundane concept as documentation. They are what they are. Great stories that have entertained hundreds of ears long before they ever reached yours. Years before the radio or television much less the P.C. came along put such a distance between generations these tales of the struggle's that rural folks had to endure during the war between the states have resinated cross valley and hill to be told time and again in a hope that history that is not forgotten will not be repeated.

IN THE LAND OF COTTON
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EARLY ON A FROSTY MORNING, TALES FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION

  "Early On a Frosty Morning, Stories of the Great Depression". It might do more good here to describe the author rather than the book because once you have some understanding of the author the book will become crystal clear as well.
Dr. Michael R. Bradley was born in 1940 in an area very much like the one he describes in his stories. His boyhood home on the Alabama/Tennessee line was filled with talkative old folks, and he grew up listening to their stories. He has never stopped listening to the past.
He was educated at Samford University in Birmingham and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. he has become as he says "A Man of Words". He teaches history At Motlow State College in Tullahoma Tennessee, and is a Presbyterian minister.
Now that you know a little about the man I think I should prepare you just a little bit more for the stories. This is just one in a series of books by Dr. Bradley. Each in itself is not too long, generally about a hundred pages or so. Which all in all is good thing because I guarantee you will not be able to set the book down until you have finished. Stories told as if you were once again a wee little thing at you grandpa's knee. Oral traditions of the area handed down from generations of story tellers one to the next. Some can be documented--some do not require such a mundane concept as documentation. They are what they are. Great stories that have entertained hundreds of ears long before they ever reached yours. Years before the radio or television much less the P.C. came along put such a distance between generations these tales of the struggle's that rural folks had to endure during the war between the states have resinated cross valley and hill to be told time and again in a hope that history that is not forgotten will not be repeated.

EARLY ON A FROSTY MORNING
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OLD TIMES THERE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

  "Old Times There Are Not Forgotten, A Family Saga of the Civil War". It might do more good here to describe the author rather than the book because once you have some understanding of the author the book will become crystal clear as well.
Dr. Michael R. Bradley was born in 1940 in an area very much like the one he describes in his stories. His boyhood home on the Alabama/Tennessee line was filled with talkative old folks, and he grew up listening to their stories. He has never stopped listening to the past.
He was educated at Samford University in Birmingham and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. he has become as he says "A Man of Words". He teaches history At Motlow State College in Tullahoma Tennessee, and is a Presbyterian minister.
Now that you know a little about the man I think I should prepare you just a little bit more for the stories. This is just one in a series of books by Dr. Bradley. Each in itself is not too long, generally about a hundred pages or so. Which all in all is good thing because I guarantee you will not be able to set the book down until you have finished. Stories told as if you were once again a wee little thing at you grandpa's knee. Oral traditions of the area handed down from generations of story tellers one to the next. Some can be documented--some do not require such a mundane concept as documentation. They are what they are. Great stories that have entertained hundreds of ears long before they ever reached yours. Years before the radio or television much less the P.C. came along put such a distance between generations these tales of the struggle's that rural folks had to endure during the war between the states have resinated cross valley and hill to be told time and again in a hope that history that is not forgotten will not be repeated.

OLD TIMES THERE ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
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TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE

  "To Live and Die In Dixie, True Tales Retold". It might do more good here to describe the author rather than the book because once you have some understanding of the author the book will become crystal clear as well.
Dr. Michael R. Bradley was born in 1940 in an area very much like the one he describes in his stories. His boyhood home on the Alabama/Tennessee line was filled with talkative old folks, and he grew up listening to their stories. He has never stopped listening to the past.
He was educated at Samford University in Birmingham and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. he has become as he says "A Man of Words". He teaches history At Motlow State College in Tullahoma Tennessee, and is a Presbyterian minister.
Now that you know a little about the man I think I should prepare you just a little bit more for the stories. This is just one in a series of books by Dr. Bradley. Each in itself is not too long, generally about a hundred pages or so. Which all in all is good thing because I guarantee you will not be able to set the book down until you have finished. Stories told as if you were once again a wee little thing at you grandpa's knee. Oral traditions of the area handed down from generations of story tellers one to the next. Some can be documented--some do not require such a mundane concept as documentation. They are what they are. Great stories that have entertained hundreds of ears long before they ever reached yours. Years before the radio or television much less the P.C. came along put such a distance between generations these tales of the struggle's that rural folks had to endure during the war between the states have resinated cross valley and hill to be told time and again in a hope that history that is not forgotten will not be repeated.

TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE
ITEM #B-860 $9.95
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