American Civil War - First Editions
 
Title: A Long Shadow - Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy
Author: Ballard, Michael B.
Item #: 0028
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MS, 1986. First Edition. Period photos and illus., map of Confederate government retreat, 200 pp. Davis’s capture and imprisonment by federal authorities at the end of the war made him a martyr to those who had fought for the Confederacy; his actions on the retreat from Richmond honed his post-bellum image as a defiant and persecuted hero. Fine in DJ.
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$25.00 USD
 
Title: Richard Taylor - Soldier Prince of Dixie
Author: Parrish, T. Michael
Item #: 0061
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NC, 1992. First Edition, Inscribed by the author. Front., photos, illus., maps, 553 pp. The only son of Zachary Taylor and the brother-in-law of Jefferson Davis, Taylor epitomized the ideals of the Old South; promoted to major general, Taylor revived Louisiana’s faltering war effort. Until the war’s end he resisted mightily the Federal invaders with the help of Forrest’s cavalry; his memoir Destruction and Reconstruction was one of the most influential of the post-war era. Fine in DJ.
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$35.00 USD
 
Title: General Fitzhugh Lee: A Biography
Author: Nichols, James L.
Item #: 0062
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VA, 1989. Second Edition. Photos, ports., illus., appendices, 244 pp. A very capable biography of the grandson of ”Light Horse Harry” Lee and nephew of Robert E. Lee, who rose to the rank of major general in both the Confederate and U.S. Armies, was elected governor of Virginia, and served as Consul General to Cuba. Fine in Cloth.
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$25.00 USD
 
Title: The End of An Era
Author: Wise, John S.
Item #: 0140
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NY, 1899. Houghton, Mifflin and Co., First Edition. Front., ports., 474 pp. These memoirs by a well-educated soldier, who had been one of the VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market, offers many observant views of life and war during the Confederacy, and are especially quoted for the events surrounding the last days of the Southern nation. Fine in Cloth & Mylar, very bright gold lettering.
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$100.00 USD
 
Title: Lee’s Cavalrymen - A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of Northern Virginia
Author: Longacre, Edward G.
Item #: 0499
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PA, 2002. First Edition. Illus., ports., maps, 468 pp. This exhaustively researched work not only details the organizational, administrative, and operational history of the mounted arm of the Army of Northern Virginia, but also examines the personal aspects of the men themselves. Fine in DJ.
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$30.00 USD
 
Title: Look Away! A History of the Confederate States of America
Author: Davis, William C.
Item #: 0637
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NY, 2002. First Edition, Inscribed by Author to Lee Sherrill. Photos, ports. 484 pp. Davis, one of America’s most prolific Civil War historians, here offers a definitive portrait of the political, social and economic life of the Confederacy unlike any that has come before. Fine in DJ.
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$20.00 USD
 
Title: Iron Afloat - The Story of the Confederate Armorclads
Author: Still, William N
Item #: 0731
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TN, 1971. First Edition. Maps, illus., plans, photos, 260 pp. This study contains much useful information on the poorly documented history of Confederate ironclad warfare. The author’s narrative includes insightful summaries of the careers of the CSS Atlanta, the CSS Arkansas, and the CSS Virginia, comprising some of the most engaging chapters of the work. Fine in DJ.    
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$40.00 USD
 
Title: Capital Navy - The Men, Ships and Operations of the James River Squadron
Author: Coski, John M.
Item #: 0757
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CA, 1996. First Edition, Inscribed by the author. Illus., maps., photos, ports., diagrams, appendices, 344 pp. The author, Head Librarian at the Museum of the Confederacy, had access to rare photos and papers concerning the men and ships of the James River Squadron. This book focuses on the period between the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff in 1862 to the last engagement at Trent’s Reach in 1865. Fine in DJ.
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$40.00 USD
 
Title: Gray Ghost - The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby
Author: Ramage, James A.
Item #: 0884
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KY, 1999. Endpaper maps, front., ports., illus., maps, photos, 428 pp. Ramage disentangles Mosby from a mass of myth and misinformation, reaching judicious conclusions that never exaggerate the Virginian’s role in shaping the conflict. This is perhaps the very best book on Mosby that has so far been written. Fine in DJ.
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Title: The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood
Author: Hood, Stephen M.
Item #: 1034
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CA, 2015. First Edition, Signed Bookplate by the author. Illus., ports., photos, facsims, appendix, 284 pp. These newly found documents by and about Hood provide an entirely new picture of the general and his relationships with other Confederate commanders and his wife Anna. Mint in DJ.
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$30.00 USD
 
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