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WAR SOUVENIR VIRGINIA BIBLE FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

WAR SOUVENIR VIRGINIA BIBLE FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

This is a pocket-size New Testament, hard bound, with embossed cloth covers, printed in New York in 1851. It bears an ink owner’s inscription of “Miss Margaret Coles” of Manchester, Va., dated… (B6278). Learn More »

$250.00
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IDENTIFIED PRAYER BOOK FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAV AND 87th PA INF. POSSIBLY A GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR

IDENTIFIED PRAYER BOOK FROM GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAV AND 87th PA INF. POSSIBLY A GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR

These small prayer books were printed and handed out to new soldiers by various religious and charitable groups and are typical of the items found in a soldier’s personal effects. This one was done… (B6276). Learn More »

$200.00
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CONFEDERATE IMPRINT: “HYMNS FOR THE CAMP,” RALEIGH 1864, DEDICATED TO “OUR SOLDIERS” FROM THE EFFECTS OF SERGT. C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

CONFEDERATE IMPRINT: “HYMNS FOR THE CAMP,” RALEIGH 1864, DEDICATED TO “OUR SOLDIERS” FROM THE EFFECTS OF SERGT. C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

This scarce, small pocketsize collection of hymns comes from material sent or brought home by Charles E. Dearing of the 16th Maine, which served in the First and then the Fifth Army Corps in the Army… (766-1101). Learn More »

1861 DATED BRITISH IMPORT BIBLE FOUND BY CHARLES E. DEARING IN A RICHMOND TOBACCO WAREHOUSE AS P.O.W. AFTER GETTYBURG

1861 DATED BRITISH IMPORT BIBLE FOUND BY CHARLES E. DEARING IN A RICHMOND TOBACCO WAREHOUSE AS P.O.W. AFTER GETTYBURG

Likely brought into the south through the blockade, this pocket bible is bound in brown embossed cloth, measures about 3.75 by 5.5 inches, and was printed at the Oxford University Press, and is dated… (766-1099). Learn More »

FIRST SERGEANT AND QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT CHARLES DEARING’S COPY OF RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING OF THE MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET

FIRST SERGEANT AND QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT CHARLES DEARING’S COPY OF RULES FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND CLEANING OF THE MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET

As first sergeant and later as quartermaster sergeant, Charles Dearing was responsible for the uniforms, equipment and arms issued to the regiment and by him to men under his command. This government… (766-1102). Learn More »

$65.00
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WEBSTER’S ARMY AND NAVY DICTIONARY INSCRIBED BY SERGEANT CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, P.O.W. GETTYSBURG

WEBSTER’S ARMY AND NAVY DICTIONARY INSCRIBED BY SERGEANT CHARLES E. DEARING 16th MAINE, P.O.W. GETTYSBURG

Measuring about 3 by 4 3/8 inches, this is copy of William Webster’s “Army and Navy Pocket Dictionary” is in very good condition. Copyrighted in 1863, this particular copy was printed by Mason… (766-1098). Learn More »

OLIVER CROMWELL’S POCKET BIBLE FOR SOLDIERS, REPRINTED BY THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, CARRIED BY C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

OLIVER CROMWELL’S POCKET BIBLE FOR SOLDIERS, REPRINTED BY THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, CARRIED BY C.E. DEARING 16th MAINE

During the English Civil War Oliver Cromwell sought to inspire his soldiers, and maybe incur a little divine favor, by supplying them with pamphlet versions, just 32 pages long, of a condensed bible,… (766-1096). Learn More »

POCKET RELIGIOUS TRACT: A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S GIFT TO SERGEANT  C. E. DEARING, CO. B, 16th, MAINE, GETTYSBURG P.O.W., FROM HIS SISTER 1863

POCKET RELIGIOUS TRACT: A CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S GIFT TO SERGEANT C. E. DEARING, CO. B, 16th, MAINE, GETTYSBURG P.O.W., FROM HIS SISTER 1863

We recently acquired a large trove of material descended from Charles E. Dearing, who mustered into Co. B of the 16th Maine as a corporal in August 1862, was promoted sergeant in January and first… (766-1095). Learn More »

RARE CONFEDERATE PUBLISHED POCKET TESTAMENT BY THE CONFEDERATE STATES BIBLE SOCIETY, AUGUSTA GA, PRINTED IN ATLANTA 1862 – PICKED UP BY CHARLES DEARING, 16TH MAINE

RARE CONFEDERATE PUBLISHED POCKET TESTAMENT BY THE CONFEDERATE STATES BIBLE SOCIETY, AUGUSTA GA, PRINTED IN ATLANTA 1862 – PICKED UP BY CHARLES DEARING, 16TH MAINE

Measuring 3.25 by 5 inches, this is an extremely scarce Confederate pocket testament printed by “Wood, Hanleiter Rice & Co.” in Atlanta in 1862 for the “Confederate States Bible Society /… (766-1100). Learn More »

U.S. INFANTRY TACTICS OF THE UNITED STATES INFANTRY

U.S. INFANTRY TACTICS OF THE UNITED STATES INFANTRY

Published by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1861. 450 pp., fldg. dia. Green, blind-stamped buckram covers, 3.625 x 5.375”, w/gilt spine lettering Front hinge cracking, exhibits rubbing at… (1054-1179). Learn More »

U.S. CHRISTIAN COMMISSION “ARMY AND NAVY HYMN BOOK” OF GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

U.S. CHRISTIAN COMMISSION “ARMY AND NAVY HYMN BOOK” OF GEORGE W. MOWERS, 21st PA CAVALRY AND 87th PA INFANTRY

This is very typical of the religious and inspirational books handed out to soldiers by various religious and charitable organizations during the Civil War. This one is pocket-size, 96 pages long, and… (B6275). Learn More »

1931 COPY OF “WYATT EARP-FRONTIER MARSHAL”

1931 COPY OF “WYATT EARP-FRONTIER MARSHAL”

Hardback covered in brown cloth with full color dust jacket printed by Houghton Mifflin Company of New York and written by Stuart N. Lake. Book meas. approx. 5.50 x 8.00 inches and runs 392 pages with… (595-1479). Learn More »

BY-LAWS OF THE JEFFERSON GUARDS, 55th REGIMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA,  A WAR SOUVENIR OF GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY

BY-LAWS OF THE JEFFERSON GUARDS, 55th REGIMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA, A WAR SOUVENIR OF GEORGE W. MOWERS 21st PA CAVALRY

Mowers enlisted for six months in the 21st PA Cavalry about a week after the Battle of Gettysburg, which ravaged his town and the surrounding area. Fayetteville, where he worked in his father’s… (B6277). Learn More »

BOUND COPY OF ARMY GENERAL ORDERS ATTRIBUTED TO A MASSACHUSETTS HEAVY ARTILLERY OFFICER

BOUND COPY OF ARMY GENERAL ORDERS ATTRIBUTED TO A MASSACHUSETTS HEAVY ARTILLERY OFFICER

Hardbound volume titled “GENERAL ORDERS AFFECTING THE VOLUNTER FORCE.” Volume was published by the Adjutant General’s Office and printed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. in… (1054-1172). Learn More »

BOOK – THE STRANGER’S GUIDE-BOOK TO WASHINGTON CITY – 1864

BOOK – THE STRANGER’S GUIDE-BOOK TO WASHINGTON CITY – 1864

Published by William Richstein in 1864.  Hardbound, 6 ¼” x 4”, 103 pages, plus blank pages for notes, plus 31 pages of advertising. Green textured cover with gold leaf title imprint on front… (236-98). Learn More »

$120.00
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BOOK – THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE OF THE SOUTHERN ARMY

BOOK – THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE OF THE SOUTHERN ARMY

The full title being, “The Florence Nightingale of the Southern Army, Experiences of Mrs. Ella K. Newsom, Confederate Nurse in the Great War of 1861-65” compiled by J. Fraise Richard. Copyright… (897-77). Learn More »

$50.00
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GUTHRIE’S COMMENTARIES ON THE SURGERY OF THE WAR (NAPOELONIC & CRIMEAN) –DATED 1862 – IDENTIFIED TO SURGEON IN 2ND MARYLAND INFANTRY, USA

GUTHRIE’S COMMENTARIES ON THE SURGERY OF THE WAR (NAPOELONIC & CRIMEAN) –DATED 1862 – IDENTIFIED TO SURGEON IN 2ND MARYLAND INFANTRY, USA

Full title is “Commentaries on the Surgery on the War in Portugal, Spain, France, and the Netherlands, from the Battle of Rolica, in 1808, to that of Waterloo, in 1815; with Additions relating to… (1000-1635). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED COPY OF <I>MILITARY LAWS</I> – RICHMOND VA, DATED 1820

IDENTIFIED COPY OF MILITARY LAWS – RICHMOND VA, DATED 1820

Full title is “Military Laws: Containing: extracts from the Federal and State constitutions, synopsis of the organization of the militia, militia laws, of Virginia, militia laws of the United… (1000-1624). Learn More »

NICELY REBOUND ORIGINAL 1913 COPY OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE CIVIL WAR

NICELY REBOUND ORIGINAL 1913 COPY OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE CIVIL WAR

Handsome volume in beautiful red cloth hardcovers with the full title on the spine in gold ink and marbled page edges. Covers are new but the interior of the book is all original. Title page reads… (1074-03). Learn More »

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER CAVALRY

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER CAVALRY

By Asa B. Isham. Published by Town Topics Publishing Co., New York, 1893. 118 pp., ills. Blue glazed cloth, 8 x 5.75”, w/color cover flag & gilt cover & spine lettering and adornments.… (766-1050). Learn More »


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EXCELLENT CONDITION U.S. NAVY ENLISTED BELT

Regulation belt made of blackened buff leather.  This pattern belt and japanned iron friction buckle seems to have appeared in 1862.  It is specifically detailed as a regulation issue item by the 4th edition of the Ordnance Manual. This specimen is… (1000-576). Learn More »

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