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1863 CSA REGULATIONS

  Here's a tough one to find, a brand new copy of the 1863 CSA Regulations. 422 pages of bureaucratic bliss, every question (in regard to the correct army way) answered. How to set up and run every dept. of the Army. Every form you ever wanted is here for you to copy. Uniform regulations for both Officer and Enlisted man. Uniform regulations did not change throughout the entire war, at least according to the Reg. books. I've telegraphed Richmond about that but so far no reply.

1863 CSA REGULATIONS
ITEM #942A $34.95
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STATE SOVEREIGNTY



  Here's a chance for you to get a great deal on a almost unknown book by Confederate President Jefferson Davis called "State Sovereignty". a look at the Confederate Constitution and the rise and fall of the Confederacy. If your a serious student of the War Between the States this is must have for your library. Its a rare chance to glimpse the mind set behind the forming of the C.S.A.

STATE SOVEREIGNTY
#663      $9.95
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FACTS THE HISTORIANS LEAVE OUT



  FACTS THE HISTORIANS LEAVE OUT, A Confederate Primer (originally published in 1951) written by Jonh S. Tilley. Author of Lincoln Takes Command and The Coming of the Glory.
  John S. Tilley, historian and lawyer, of Alabama, is fearful that the use of a fallacious propaganda as history, may rob American youth of a valiant heritage. Therefore, from his more impressive studies in American political history he has extracted a booklet, Facts the Historians Leave Out: / A Youth's Confederate Primer.
  This book was never more needed than it is right now.

FACTS THE HISTORIANS LEAVE OUT
#787      $6.95
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FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM, A Documented Story



  In FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM, the author used primary source documents to re-construct the story of a young Confederate soldier and his servant who join the Tennessee militia in 1861 and become a part of the Tennessee Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The story tells why they fought, how the servant gets his freedome and what happens to them after the war. The purpose of the book is to help children understand how research skills can be put to use to tell the stories of our ancestors. The servant in this story married the author's first cousin three times removed.
  Written by; Barbara G. Marthal & illustrated by; Avery Liell-Kok. Ms. Marthal earned her Bachelor of Arts at Fisk U. with a major in Sociology and a minor in Anthropology. She also holds a Master of Education from East Tennessee State U.

FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM
#2930      $14.95
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IMPORTED CONFEDERATE UNIFORMS

  Imported Confederate Uniforms of Peter Tait & Co., Limerick, Ireland by Frederick R. Adolphus.

 Imported Confederate Uniforms of Peter Tait & Co., Limerick, Ireland is a 72-page, full color, illustrated reference book covering the most famous imported Confederate uniform of the Civil War. It is, to date, the only reference that includes documentation and photos of every surviving Peter Tait uniform known to exist. A total of 126 color images document these blue-gray uniforms, along with several additional black and white photos from the war era. The color photos offer different perspectives and close-ups showing construction details, lining, stitching, and size stamps used in Peter Tait jackets and trousers. They also include the faces, back marks, and Tice numbers of every button used on Peter Tait jackets. Furthermore, readers will not need to squint at the pictures. The book is an ample 8 ½” x 11” (21.5 cm x 28 cm) format, allowing for large images and crisp details of every Tait jacket.

 In addition to the detailed photos, the well-documented text specifies the number of uniforms delivered to the Confederacy and the places the soldiers wore them. The provenance of each Tait jacket is included along with the soldier’s service record. The usage of the Peter Tait uniform in the Army of Northern Virginia, the Carolina Campaign, the Mobile Garrison, and the Department of the Trans-Mississippi proves that this imported Confederate jacket was the Confederacy’s one truly universal uniform.

 Adolphus’ research is supported by 67 end notes, almost exclusively taken from primary sources and original Confederate documents. Far from an exercise in conjecture, this study fills a void with factual information about the acquisition, delivery, and use of the Tait uniform. The author also proves that Peter Tait was not the only manufacturer of the “Tait” uniform. Alexander Collie and Hebbert & Co., London provided their share, as well.

 This book thoroughly documents the contribution of Ireland and Great Britain to the Southern armies, and is a “must have” for anyone interested in imported Confederate uniforms.

IMPORTED CONFEDERATE UNIFORMS
ITEM #2462 $14.95
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HAND BOOK FOR ACTIVE SERVICE

HARD BACK ONLY

  This book is designed to instruct the average citizen with no prior military training on the proper duties of the soldier and how they should be carried out. This is not one book but really 12 books bound together as each chapter will train the citizen soldier in a different area of his duties. From camp cooking to the proper way to stand when in formation. How to properly lay out a camp for a Regt. Instruction for the recruit, the Company and the Regt. Also covered in this brilliant work is field fortification and the firing of light and heavy artillery. This book is as useful for the new officer as it is the recruit. Capt Viele has done a great service for his country, every one of the 300,000 volunteers should be issued one of these useful books.

HAND BOOK FOR ACTIVE SERVICE
#306      $19.95
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HARDEE'S RIFLE & LIGHT
INFANTRY TACTICS, HARD BOUND 2 VOLUME SET

 
  The two volume set of Hardee's Rifle & Light Infantry tactics set the standard for officers both North and South then just as is does now. It has no equal, it does however require a certain commitment and is not recommended for the faint or flighty. When it's lessons are studied and executed correctly a large body of men can move upon the field as if they were of one mind. Volume I contains School of the Company while Volume II contains School of the Battalion. Yes, it is an amazing price for a hard bound set, thank you for noticing. No we do not offer it in Soft Cover.

HARDEE'S RIFLE & LIGHT INF. TACTICS 2 VOL.
Item # 352 $24.95   BUY NOW!



DUNCAN'S MASONIC RITUAL
AND MONITOR

  Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor. A guide to the three degrees of the Ancient York Right. To the degrees of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master and the Royal Arch. Written by Malcolm C. Duncan. Explained and interpreted by copious notes and numerous engravings. From the second edition, with additions and correction. Originally printed by L. Fitzgerald, New York 1866.

  We have scrutinized and compared the first edition to this, the second edition and have found only minor changes and spelling errors corrected. Those who we trust in these matters ensure us that this edition varies little from the first but is preferred by those who require it's us. They assure us it is perfectly acceptable for use during the American Civil War period.

DUNCAN'S MASONIC RITUAL
Item # 2125 $13.95   BUY NOW!



COPPEE'S FIELD MANUAL
FOR BATTALION DRILL

  A good copy of this manual is often hard to find and originals are nearly impossible. We would like to offer you this faithful reproduction from the original J.P. Lippincott & Co. printed 1862. Some declare that this is with out a doubt the easiest to understand of any printed during the period. It contains 152 pages of easy to read text with an abundance of diagrams to aid in your understanding. This book is a must for anyone who fears taking charge of more than one company. An excellent addition to any Civil War Library.

COPPEE'S BATTALION DRILL
Item # 2427 $9.95   BUY NOW!



1861 RIFLED MUSKET MANUAL

  This has been a long time coming. Sure you can use the 1855 manual but parts of it don't really apply now do they? You can use the 1863 manual but parts of it just don't work either. Why the hell doesn't someone put together an 1861 manual? That's what I said too! So we did. Ok, I just ask the question and Craig Barry put the manual together. But I helped, a little or maybe none. Regardless those of you who shoot an 1861 Springfield or other 1861 contract rifle finally have a relevant manual for cleaning or repairing your weapon. No need to thank me, your money is thanks enough.

1861 RIFLED MUSKET MANUAL
# 2408 $6.95 BUY NOW!



1862 CONFEDERATE ALMANAC

  The original that this was copied from was printed by H. C. Clarke of Vicksburg Miss. I really don't know where to start! This thing is so full of information I've read it and re-read it from cover to cover while I was supposed to be listing it! Now understandably you may not need to know the phase of the moon on any particular date in 1862 but everything else is great. Each CS state is listed with populations etc. There is a day by day "dairy" of war related events from Dec. 20 of 1860 till Nov. 20 of 1861 that is outstanding. Here's one of my favorite entries. "June 17, 1861. Gen. Butler demanded 15,000 additional troops at Fortress Monroe. The Southerners burn seventy locomotives on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. An order from Gov. Magoffin that no Tennessee troops shall occupy any portion of Kentucky. The thermometer at Alexandria stands at 105 in the shade." Man! where else can you get information like that? Come to think of it, I might want to know if there was a full moon the night before a battle.

1862 CONFEDERATE ALMANAC
# 2407 $7.95 BUY NOW!



CARE & CLEANING OF THE 1853 ENFIELD

  Finally! - A pamphlet size book similar to the 1855 and 1863 Springfield for the Enfield Musket. This book is made in the style of the 19th century printer and will in no way found out of place when included in your haversack. Unlike the reprints of the manuals for the Springfield musket ours takes into account the peculiarities of the modern reproduction 1853 Enfield Musket.
  Dismounting the lock and the cleaning thereof, Dismounting the barrel and proper replacement etc. etc. This book also includes many plates (drawings) showing each and every part of the musket with it's proper name which is very handy when ordering replacement parts. Step by Step cleaning instructions. No person who owns an Enfield musket should be without this book!

CARE & CLEANING OF THE 1853 ENFIELD
# 2405 $6.95 BUY NOW!



SOLDIER'S MANUEL of RIFLE FIRING 1854

  The Soldier's Manuel of Rifle Firing, written in 1854 by Captain Thackeray of the 2nd Somerset Militia. For years this manual was the key to the instruction of the English Army & Cavalry on the subject of rifle firing. It has no equal and anything done on the subject since is only a variation on the theme. I can give it no higher praise than to say that this is the book that CS General Patrick Cleburne used to train his Whitworth Sharpshooters. In fact the CS Manuel written in 1863, published in Richmond for the Army of Tennessee is nothing more than a "Southern-ized" version of this book.
  Not only is this a great historical document but the techniques used to train "trigger pullers" still applies today. If you take your shooting seriously you too can benefit from this text regardless of your current ability, beginner or expert.
  You will find many diagrams to assist you in your understanding of the science of shooting. There are specific instructions for the officers conducting the training. As are instructions for the Armorer to convey to the troops regarding cleaning and maintenance. Even instruction for making "Leather Blacking", to be used by the troops to preserve their accoutrements. This book has been edited by Jerry & Connie Smith into a clear, concise booklet which fits easily into your haversack.

Todd Watts, Master Gun Smith and historian says this of the Manuel, "I can think of no other manual which includes so much detailed information on the use of the Enfield Rifle. It is a welcome addition to my Library!"

SOLDIER'S MANUAL of RIFLE FIRING
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CASEY'S INFANTRY TACTICS

  For riflemen and light infantry including the school of the soldier and school of the company. Written by Union Brig.-Gen. Silas Casey. Casey did as Gen. Hardee had done before him. Simply translate the French Infantry Tactic book, make a few changes so it was more relevant to the US troops and low and behold a "New" tactic book was born. Not really. But there was no way the US was going to let the Union training camps us Hardee's Tactics! So Casey's is the US version.

CASEY'S INFANTRY TACTICS
#B2127     $11.95
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HARDEE'S INFANTRY TACTICS

  For riflemen and light infantry including the school of the soldier and school of the company. Written by (at the time of the writing) Lt. W. J. Hardee. Soon to be Confederate General W. J. (Old Reliable) Hardee. Commander of Hardee's Corp, Army of Tennessee. I don't think the book needs any more recommendation than that.

HARDEE'S INFANTRY TACTICS
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1830 SCOTT'S INFANTRY TACTICS

  The book, "Abstract of Infantry Tactics". Tirst published in 1830 this manual for light infantry and riflemen was written by a panel of highly respected military men of the day headed up by Gen. Winfield Scott.
Every west point graduate you can name, north or south was either trained or used this book to train those under there command. Compared to this book "Hardee's" is a Johnny come lately.
This is an exact reprint of the original 138 page book. It contains lots of diagrams too.

SCOTT'S INFANTRY TACTICS
     #699      $11.95
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COOKS CAVALRY TACTICS

  GEN. P. S.G. COOKE'S (one of the fighting Cooke's) book of Cavalry Tactics. Regulations for the instruction, formation and movements of the cavalry . This book includes school of the trooper, platoon and squadron. This was the civil war Union horse soldiers bible. Available in paper back only.

COOKS CAVALRY TACTICS
#353      $9.95
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A HANDY BOOK FOR U.S. SOLDIERS 1861

  The 1861 handy book for the U.S. soldier was the Union army's first attempt to replace the Hardee's manual of tactics. What would the neighbors say if they knew the Union army was using a tactics book written by a Confederate general?! So they figured they better come up with one of there own and this is it. Originally printed in Philly in 1861 this 94 page book is kinda handy (hence the name) and it covers the school of the soldier very well.

HANDY BOOK FOR U.S. SOLDIERS 1861
#681      $6.95
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1863 SPRINGFIELD RIFLED MUSKET MANUAL

  Or as the government printing office so briefly put it, "Rules for the management and cleaning of the rifle musket, model 1863 for the use of soldiers. with descriptive plates."
How would you like to pitch that title to an editor?
It gives you a complete step by step with drawings of how to disassemble your musket, clean and care for it. It's a must for first time musket owners. This is an exact copy of the original. If your a collector, buff, or reenactor I think you will find it very useful. It is a very detailed manual.

1863 SPRINGFIELD RIFLED MUSKET MANUAL
#354      $6.95
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HENRY RIFLE MANUAL

  THIS IS AN EXACT REPRINT OF THE HENRY RIFLE MANUAL. ITS VERY DETAILED WITH LOTS OF DRAWINGS AND USEFUL INFO ON THE HENRY.

HENRY RIFLE MANUAL
#355    $6.95
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1855 RIFLED MUSKET MANUAL

  Or as the government printing office so briefly put it, "Rules for the management and cleaning of the rifle musket, model 1855 for the use of soldiers, with descriptive plates."
How would you like to pitch that title to an editor?
It gives you a complete step by step with drawings of how to disassemble your musket, clean and care for it. its a must for first time musket owners. this is an exact copy of the original. if your a collector, buff, or reenactor I think you will find it very useful. It is a very detailed manual.

1855 RIFLE MANUAL
#356    $6.95
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SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE HAND BOOK

  The Spencer repeating rifle hand book. Published by the company it contains several detailed drawings of the spencer and its mechanics. Complete list of prices and parts list. It also includes many testimonials from soldiers in the field trumpeting the glory of the Spencer repeater. Its first trial by fire by a brigade was at the Battle of Hoovers Gap Tenn. by Wilder's Lightning Brigade. The rifle the Confederates said "the Yankees can load it on Sunday and shoot it all week."

SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE HAND BOOK
#680    $6.95
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THE CONFEDERATE FIELD MANUAL FOR ARTILLERY

  And small arms. Everything you need to know about ordinance, the placing of and spec.s of field artillery is in this book. You can't be a Confederate red leg without it. Elevations, projectiles. composition of a battery, and tons of small arms info that would benefit any officer or enlisted man regardless of the branch of service he is portraying. There are lots of photos, you name it and its in here.

CONFEDERATE FIELD MANUAL FOR ARTILLERY
#359    $14.95
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SMALL ARMS 1856

  This is the detailed reports from the Ordinance Department and its agents on the spec.s of the different small arms in production and being considered for production as well as the results of experiments being carried out by foreign military regarding ordinance. They were very interested in the minnie ball that the French were using. This report was first submitted to then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Upon his approval it was then published and sent to the parties concerned. If your even slightly interested in ordinance of the Civil War you will love this book.

SMALL ARMS 1856
#656      $14.95
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THE CIVIL WAR REENACTOR'S BLACK POWDER GUIDE

  This is a great book that will be as useful to the old timer as to the novice. Filled full of info on cleaning, caring for, loading and choosing the right musket or pistol for you. What to use or not use and when. If you or yours has just purchased his or her first black powder weapon this book would make a
very good companion for it.

CIVIL WAR REENACTOR'S BLACK POWDER GUIDE
#678      $12.95
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1863 EDITION OF THE ARTILLERY HAND BOOK

  BY MAJOR J. ROBERTS. A CIVIL WAR STAPLE FOR RED LEGS. 250 PAGES OF EVERYTHING THE ARTILLERY MAN NEEDS TO KNOW AND I DO MEAN EVERYTHING.

1863 EDITION OF THE ARTILLERY HAND BOOK
#658      $9.95
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THE TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN

  One of the most overlooked critical campaigns of the war. In 11 days of constant skirmishing and maneuvering in a pouring rain, Union General (Old Rosey) Rosecrans gains middle Tennessee with a swift well executed plan and leaves Confederate Gen. Bragg to wonder "what the hell just happened?" This campaign produced some of the most memorable moments of the war. The first use in battle of the Spencer repeating rifle by a brigade as well as Confederate General Pat Cleburne's Whitworth Sharpshooters first time in battle. Not to be forgotten, Confederate Gen. Wheelers famous leap into the flood swollen Duck River just to name a few. Middle Tennessee was the bread basket for not only the Army of Tennessee but tons of beef where shipped out daily to feed the army of Northern Va. and all points south. When Bragg lost Tennessee he lost the war in the west. And since it took place at the same time as Gettysburg and Vicksburg it got very little press even when it happened.
  President Lincoln said of the campaign "It's the most brilliant piece of strategy that I know of".
  This book is without a doubt the best and most complete look at this seldom remembered campaign. The latest in a series of books by author / historian Dr. Michael R. Bradley

TULLAHOMA CAMPAIGN
#662      $9.95
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UNION ARMY UNIFORMS AT GETTYSBURG

  "Union Army Uniforms at Gettysburg". From the outrageous uniforms of General custer to the flamboyant zouaves. And everything in between. Lots of great photos of surviving uniforms and tons of info! A great look at a huge cross section of Union uniforms.

UNIFORMS AT GETTYSBURG
#713      $12.95
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WARNER CIVIL WAR CARBINES

  "WARNER'S CIVIL WAR CAVALRY CARBINES". This book is a must for the carbine collector and those interested in ordinance of the Civil War. For the first time here is a detailed look at one of America's lesser known firearms companies and one of the most attractive carbines provided to the Union cavalry units during the War Between The States. Containing never before published photos and detailed facts about the carbine and its inventor.

WARNER CIVIL WAR CARBINES
#714      $19.95
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