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Vernacular Photograph of a Mounted Confederate Veteran in Full-Dress Uniform
1 Vernacular Photograph of a Mounted Confederate Veteran in Full-Dress Uniform
1910 Photograph Good to Very Good 
Undated, but probably circa 1910 based on the apparant age of the veteran. The vernacular photo has some edgewear and an inch long tear that has been mended with clear tape on the reverse. Other paper tape remnants are also on the reverse. This photo is of a mounted former Lieutenant Colonel of the Confederate Army. (His two-star collar rank can seen with a magnifying glass.) Although unidentified, the officer is possiby Lieutenant Colone T. N. Dougherty of the 8th Tennessee Cavalry based on information on the reverse of the photograph and the roll of the Ft. Delaware prison camp and the roster of the "Immortal 600," which was a group of confederate prisoners who the Union army used as human shields at the entrance to Charleston Harbor in retaliation for Confederate army's use of captured Union officers as human shields to prevent the shelling of the city of Charleston. The text on the reverse of the photograph reads, "under Genl Ed Johnston, later under 'Stonewall' in 17 battles - wounded three times - in prisons Ft Delaware 8 months and under fire 42 days at Hilton Head S.C. on of the immortal 600." Only six lieutenant colonels are on the list of the Immortal 600. Of those, only Daugherty was a prisoner at Ft. Delaware for approximately eight months (actually closer to seven). It should be possible to compare other details of service on the reverse of the photo with the record of the 8th Tennessee Cavalry or any of the other lieutenant colonels who were part of the Immortal 600. 
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Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories, Alcott, Louisa May
2 Alcott, Louisa May Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories
Boston Roberts Brothers 1869 _ Hard Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Complete. 379 pages. Tissue-protected frontispiece and eight additional full-page b/w plates. This is the expanded edition that includes fourteen of Alcott's Civil War writings; six are her original 1863 "hospital sketches" describing her work in the Georgetown Union Hospital, the other eight are from PIckett Duty and other publications. Sound binding with intact hinges. Slightly uneven text block. Clean pages with an occasional finger smudge and folded corner. Two overlapped bookplates inside front cover; top bookplate for Ralaph and Ann Woods appears to be from the early 1900s. There is a small 19th century label for the Atlantic Cotton Mills Library (of Lawrenceville, Massachusetts) affixed to the margin of page 168. Light cover wear. Gilt medallion decorations and lettering is in nice shape. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Sketch of the River Tabasco from Devil's Bend to St. Juan Battista Shewing the Landing and March of Commre Perry's Forces, June 16th 1847, An Officer Accompanying Commodore Perry
3 An Officer Accompanying Commodore Perry Sketch of the River Tabasco from Devil's Bend to St. Juan Battista Shewing the Landing and March of Commre Perry's Forces, June 16th 1847
Unlisted 1847 Map Very Good 
Uncommon Mexican War Map showing the Second Battle of Tabasco, also known as the Battle of Villahermosa, which was part of the campaign to close Mexican Gulf ports. Publisher unknown, but probably contemporary. The map is described in the Whig and Advertiser of 16 July 1847, "By this arrival we have the result of Com. Perry’s second expedition against Tabasco. This time he was entirely successful. We have a letter from a gallant officer, enclosing to us a sketch of the river Tabasco from Devil’s Bend, so called, to the city, showing the landing and march of Com. Perry’s force, which consisted of eleven hundred seamen and marines and ten field pieces. An account of the expedition by an accomplished surgeon in the navy, which accompanied the map, has failed to reach us as yet. But the map almost tells the story. The town was taken on the 16th of June. The expedition anchored in a very sharp turn of the river called the Devil’s bend, and was fired into from an ambuscade. A little higher up the landing of Com. Perry is marked upon the left or north bank of the river. The route from this point which the commodore pursued is traced on the map up to Fort Iturbide, which is a short distance below the city. The fort was manned by 200 regulars under Gen. Echagaray, commandant general of the State. The point is marked on the map where Bruno’s Civicos fired into the commodore’s steamer from an ambuscade this is below the Devil’s Turn. The next point of interest is the breast work where Lieut. May was wounded. So far our map tells us the story; the rest requires but few words: the forts which defend the town yielded to the guns of the fleet, before the land expedition could get into action. The enemy stood but one discharge of artillery. Lieut. May, it is said, had his harm broken and one other officer was wounded. A sufficient force was left behind to hold the town, and the commodore returned to the station off Anton Lizardo on the 29th ult." Map size - 7"x10". Leaf size - 8"x11". Clean with some folds. Tiny closed margin tear at top and large pinhole in upper left corner. 
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Badges of Imperial Russia. Military, Civil, Religious., Andolenko, Serge.  Translated, edited and enlarged by Robert Werlich.
4 Andolenko, Serge. Translated, edited and enlarged by Robert Werlich. Badges of Imperial Russia. Military, Civil, Religious.
Washington, D.C. Quaker Press 1972 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Limited to 500 copies. 212 pages. Over 900 badges described, explained, and illustrated. Color and b/w illustrations. Black cover with gilt lettering and embossed badge on front board. Sound binding with intact hinges. Some minor wear. Doesn't appear to have ever been read. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Guide de Ordres et Decorations De La Resistance et De La Liberation - 2e Guerre Mondiale (Guide to Orders and Decorations of the Resistance and Liberation - World War II), Andre Souyis-Rolland and Gerard Le Marec
5 Andre Souyis-Rolland and Gerard Le Marec Guide de Ordres et Decorations De La Resistance et De La Liberation - 2e Guerre Mondiale (Guide to Orders and Decorations of the Resistance and Liberation - World War II)
Paris Public- Realisations (Preal) 1985 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Very scarce reference that identifies, explains, and illustrates all of the different medals and decorations presented by countries and resistance movements that fought the Nazis during World War Two. Includes Albania, Austia, Belgium, Czecholslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britian, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Polond, Roumania, the Soviet Union, the United States, Yugoslavia, as well as Iraq, North Korea, and Brazil. Color and b/w photographs throughout. Very light wear to book and dust jacket. (There is glare and reflection in the image showing the dustjacket from its mylar protector; it really is is nice shape.) In French. 
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First Union Prisoner of War Reunion Newspaper and Handbill, Anonymous
6 Anonymous First Union Prisoner of War Reunion Newspaper and Handbill
Indianapolis The Indianapolis Journal 1880 First Edition Newspaper Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Includes one 2-page leaf from The Indianapolis Journal from 1 October 1880 and a small handbill. Newspaper leaf is in nice shape; the handbill has considerable edge wear. Both documents are related to the first reunion of the Ex-Prisoners of War Association, which was held in Indianapolis on 29-30 September and drew 400 attendees. In addition to listing the attendees of the reunion who were members of the association, the newspaper provides over 80 column inches of detailed information about the reunion including the member's reaction to an attack upon it published in the Indianapolis Sentinel as no more than a front for "bloody shirt Republicanism" and the Republican presidential candidate, James Garfield. (The Sentinel was Democrat, pro-slavery newspaper whose former editor had been a leader of the Copperhead Conspiracy and had ratted out fellow members after being arrested for treason when caught planning an armed insurrection in Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana). The handbill announces the reunion and provides a two-day schedule of events. The reverse of the handbill is dated 9/30 and contains two hand-written lists of names. One list is titled, "Local commt at Springfield," and the other, "Transportation." This may be related to planning for the second reunion, which was proposed to be held at Springfield, Illinois, the following year. (It was actually held at Detroit.) I obtained the paper and clipping from a book dealer who had purchased it as part of a lot of Civil War newspapers in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. It appears that the paper was likely saved by Colonel William R. McCreery, who commanded the 21st Michigan Infantry as his name (misspelled as McCreary) is prominently circled in the list of organization members and internet research shows that some of his descendants live in Grosse Pointe. Colonel McCreery was twice cited by General Sherman for bravery and was taken prisoner after being severely wounded at Chickamauga. He was confined in Libby Prison Richmond where, with others, he engaged in digging the celebrated tunnel through which he made his escape on 9 Feb 1864. On reaching the union lines he famously telegraphed his father "I have made escape from "Hell", and am again in God's country, - will be home soon." 
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Brave Men Behold Your Fallen Chief - Ellsworth Sheet Music, Ballard, H. C. And J. P. Webster
7 Ballard, H. C. And J. P. Webster Brave Men Behold Your Fallen Chief - Ellsworth Sheet Music
Chicago H. M. Higgins 1861 Sheet Music Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
8 pages including the cover. Complete. Edgeworn with dampstaining. Cover features a portrait of Ellsworth tinted in light blue, red, and yellow surmounted by the title, "Tribute to Col Ellsworth." Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, was the Commanding Officer of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a Zouave unit. He was killed shortly after his regiment arrived in Washington and began the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. While securing Alexandria, Ellsworth noticed a Confederate Flag flying above an inn. Ellsworth assisted by three of his men climbed to the roof and Ellsworth cut down the flag. On their way back downstairs, Ellsworth was killed by a shotgun blast to his chest. Corporal Francis Brownell immediately killed the innkeeper who had shot Ellsworth. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Story of the 2/5 Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment: 1914-1918, Barnes, A. F.
8 Barnes, A. F. The Story of the 2/5 Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment: 1914-1918
Gloucester The Crypt House Press 1930 Pictorial Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
192 pages. 12 maps. 39 illustrations. Green cloth cover, beveled edges. Gilt and black decorations and letters. The history of the regiment during World War I. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Bookplate (Ernest J. Martin) inside front cover. Some minor foxing, mostly along the edge of the text block and in the front matter and last few leaves. Small obiturary clipping from The Daily Telegraph announcing the death of Benjamin Bathurst, commander of the 5th Battalion from 1914-11916, on 10 Oct 1947 is affixed inside rear cover. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Ellsworth Zouaves' and National Lancers' Greeting Grand March - Sheet Music, Baumbach, Adolph
9 Baumbach, Adolph Ellsworth Zouaves' and National Lancers' Greeting Grand March - Sheet Music
Chicago Root & Cady 1866 Sheet Music Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
9 pages including the cover. Complete. Light soiling with some minor edge wear. One of the most collectible pieces of Civil War music. The cover features a full-color illustration of an officer and zouave from Ellsworth's Zouaves and an officer and lancer from the National Lancers. In October, 1865, following the end of the war, the Ellsworth Zouaves invited the National Lancers (a similarly elite unit from Boston) to Chicago for a victory celebration; this music commemorated that event. The music is exceptionally scarce; one copy is in the Library of Congress and only two other pieces are listed in WorldCat. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Plat of a Part of the Town of Fort Pickerring . . . For Use of the Commissioners Appointed to Survey the Harbor of Memphis, Baumgartner, C.
10 Baumgartner, C. Plat of a Part of the Town of Fort Pickerring . . . For Use of the Commissioners Appointed to Survey the Harbor of Memphis
Probably the Department of the Navy 1843 Map Very Good 
Map showing the proposed location and layout for the soon to be constructed Memphis Navy Yard. Print size - 22"x10". Leaf size - 23.5"x 12.5". The short-lived yard was created largely as political pork project to mollify Southerners and Westerners who saw little regional benefit in the maintenance of a strong naval force. For more information see, "A Naval Depot and Dockyard on the Western Waters: The Rise and Fall of the Memphis Naval Yard, 1844-1854" by Stanley J. Adamiak in The Internation Journal of Naval History, Vol 1, No. 1, April 2002. Left margin is a little narrow. Clean with some light toning. Several squared folds, so probably from a book or monograph. 
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Special Operations and Elite Units, 1939 - 1988: A Research Guide, Beaumont, Roger
11 Beaumont, Roger Special Operations and Elite Units, 1939 - 1988: A Research Guide
New York Greenwood Press 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
243 pages. Concise 45 page introduction with short summaries of the most famous units, but the heart of the book is the comprehensive annotated bibliography. Bibliographic chapters include: Background and Analysis, Elite Unites, Special Operations in Major Wars, Special Operations in Low-intensity Conflict/Counter-insurgency, Counterterror Operations, Biography/Autobiography, Bibliographies, Official Sources, Critiques, and Popular Images. Four Appendices: Contemporary Elite Force List by Country, Some Elite Forces Formed Since 1939, Major Counterterrorist Special Operations Since World War II, Principal Airborne and Combat Operations. Light shelf wear, otherwise like new. See accompanying image. 
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Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March - Sheet Music, Beckel, J. C.
12 Beckel, J. C. Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March - Sheet Music
Boston Oliver Ditson 1861 Sheet Music Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
6 pages including the cover. Complete. Some soiling and foxing with old tape repairs. Cover shows a full-length portrait of Col. Ellsworth. This is the less common small Ditson publication of the march. (Lee & Walker issued more commonly found printings of the same music.) Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, was the Commanding Officer of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a Zouave unit. He was killed shortly after his regiment arrived in Washington and began the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. While securing Alexandria, Ellsworth noticed a Confederate Flag flying above an inn. Ellsworth assisted by three of his men climbed to the roof and Ellsworth cut down the flag. On their way back downstairs, Ellsworth was killed by a shotgun blast to his chest. Corporal Francis Brownell immediately killed the innkeeper who had shot Ellsworth. 
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Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March - Sheet Music, Beckel, J. C.
13 Beckel, J. C. Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March - Sheet Music
Boston Oliver Ditson 1861 Sheet Music Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
6 pages including the cover. Complete. Clean with some dusting at top edge. Once bound so slightly trimmed. Cover shows a full-length portrait of Col. Ellsworth in vibrant color. This is the less common large Ditson publication of the march with the cover text that reads, "One of the names that was not born to die" and "Monody on the death of Col. Ellsworth." (Lee & Walker issued more commonly found printings of the march.) Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, was the Commanding Officer of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a Zouave unit. He was killed shortly after his regiment arrived in Washington and began the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. While securing Alexandria, Ellsworth noticed a Confederate Flag flying above an inn. Ellsworth assisted by three of his men climbed to the roof and Ellsworth cut down the flag. On their way back downstairs, Ellsworth was killed by a shotgun blast to his chest. Corporal Francis Brownell immediately killed the innkeeper who had shot Ellsworth. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The War of 1898 and U.S. Interventions 1898-1934: An Encyclopedia, Beede, Benjamin R. (editor)
14 Beede, Benjamin R. (editor) The War of 1898 and U.S. Interventions 1898-1934: An Encyclopedia
New York and London Garland Publishing 1994 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a real book, not some poorly made laser-copy reprinting. 751 text pages. Many maps, tables, and charts. Just what it purports to be; and incredibly comprehensive reference of not just all the places the U.S. intervened throughout the world between 1898 and 1934, but information about the people that participated as well. Almost no wear. Doesn't appear to have ever been read. Only flaw is some faint spots on the edge of the text block. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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In Cadence Count, Belsky, Frederick
15 Belsky, Frederick In Cadence Count
Miami Discover Press 1967 First American Edition Cardboard Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Koskie, Jack Signed by Author
Reprint of Belsky's war poems originally published in Austrailia in 1943 while Belsky was an American Army sergeant. Signed by Belsky on the front free endpaper. Includes several macabre woodcuts by Koskie. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Light cover and dustjacket wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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In Search of Peace: A Review of Events and Emotional Experiences Endured By the 8th Air Force Bombardment Groups in World War II, Benarcik, Michael D. and Major General Andrew S. Low Jr.
16 Benarcik, Michael D. and Major General Andrew S. Low Jr. In Search of Peace: A Review of Events and Emotional Experiences Endured By the 8th Air Force Bombardment Groups in World War II
State College PA Jostens Printing and Publishing 1989 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Author
300 pages. Color and b/w photographs throughout. Signed by General Low on the editor's page. Extensive personal and unit information not available elsewhere. Almost no wear to book; minor edge wear to the dust jacket. (The glare and reflection in the image of the dust jacket is from the protective mylar cover. The jacket is in nice shape.) Doesn't appear to have ever been read. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Soldier Panorama Book, Bingham, Clifton and Others
17 Bingham, Clifton and Others The Soldier Panorama Book
London and New York Ernest Nister and E.P. Dutton 1900 Cloth-backed Pictorial Boards Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Hardy, E. S. And F. A. Stewart 
Circa 1900. Complete with all five double-page color pop-ups of realistic battle scenes. Additional sepia illustrations (one is dated 1900). Nice example of a spectacular Nister pop-up book. All of the pop-ups are in excellent working shape with vivid color. A couple of the thin rifle barrels have straightened misfolds, but I only noticed one rifle tip, one helmet spike, and one busby tassel missing in the entire book. Tight binding; front hinge is cracked, rear hinge is sound. Generally clean pages with occasion light marginal soiling or finger smudge. The page edges show some minor wear, and there is an old tape repair (on the reverse) to a closed 2" tear at fore-edge margin of one of the pop-up pages. The cover has some light wear and soiling. The original cloth spine is in nice shape. Gift inscription inside front cover. The battles and units are not identified in this book, however Peeps into Nisterland notes they include the Royal Horse Artillery, the New South Wales Lancers, the Irish Hussars, and the Royal Scots Fusiliers 
Price: 1450.00 USD
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General Ambrose Burnside - Carte De Viste, Brady, Matthew
18 Brady, Matthew General Ambrose Burnside - Carte De Viste
New York E. Anthony Unbound Very Good 
ca 1861. Scarce Burnside cdv. Burnside was the commanding officer of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment at the start of the war in May 1861. In July, he was appointed as a brigade commander in the Department of Northern Virginia and served ast 1st Bull Run (1st Manassas). In August 1861, Burnside was promoted to Brigadier General and given command of the North Carolina Expeditionary Corps (later to become IX Corps). Understanding his limitations as a leader, he twice declined offers to assume command of the Army of the Potomac. In November 1862, Lincoln ordered Burnside to assume command of the Army of the Potomac following Antietam despite his indecisiveness at "Burnside's Bridge." Burnside resigned from command in 1863 following the Union defeat at Fredericksburg, but remained on active duty and served at Chickamauga, the Wilderness, Spotslyvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. Burnside resigned from active duty following the Union defeat at The Crater for which he was unjustly blamed. Burnside is most famous for his distinctive facial hair, ever since referred to as "sideburns". Approximately 2.5"x4" . Thin square-cornered mounting stock; no border. Reverse reads, "Published by E Anthony. No. 501 Broadway, New York. From Photographic Negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery." 
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Abraham's Daughter, or Raw Recruits [Sheet Music], Bryant, Dan
19 Bryant, Dan Abraham's Daughter, or Raw Recruits [Sheet Music]
New York Firth, Pond & Co. 1861 First Edition Sheet Music Very Good 
Complete: 6 pages including the cover. Early Civil War music with a terrific cover shows five black misfit volunteers in various milita and zouave uniforms. Slightly trimmed and with nice corners and old tape binding so probably from an old bound collection of sheet music. Light marginal soiling. This comic song promises defeat for Great Britain should "John Bull" attempt to intervene in the war on the side of the south. Made very popular by Bryants Minstrels. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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20 Cameron, Robert S. Mobility, Shock, and Firepower: The Emergence of the U.S. Army's Armor Branch, 1917-1945
Washington DC U.S. Army Center of Military History 2008 First Edition Soft Cover As New No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Scarce. Very thorough examination of the birth and growth of the American armored force. 562 pages. Photographs and maps throughout. Tight binding. Clean pages. Almost no wear. Just like it came from the bookstore. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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