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1 (Cleburne, Pat). Buck, Capt. Irving A. and Thomas Robson Hay; editor CLEBURNE AND HIS COMMAND and PAT CLEBURNE: Stonewall Jackson of the West
Jackson, Tennessee: McCowat-Mercer Press, Inc., 1959. First edition thus. 2000 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine in a fine wraparound illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 378 pages; appendices and an index. Illustrations and maps. 
"Unquestionably one of the best Confederate memoirs of the war in the West; the highly observant author was Gen. 'Pat" Cleburne's adjutant."--Nevins I, page 65. Foreword by Bell Irvin Wiley. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 (Cooke, Philip St. George). Young, Otis E. THE WEST OF PHILIP ST. GEORGE COOKE
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in brick red cloth with spine titles gilt; lacking the plain brown dust jacket. 393 pages; bibliography and index. Folding map, frontispiece portrait, and plates. 
Cooke was a veteran of frontier service and the Black Hawk and Mexican wars. He became a dragoon officer, a cavalry tactician, and an explorer in the Far West; he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Civil War but saw little action. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 (Custer, George Armstrong). Monaghan, Jay CUSTER: The Life of General George Armstrong Custer
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1959). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild fading to the edges, else near fine in slate gray cloth with light blue spine titles; in a chipped and shelfworn, very good photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some tears, soiling, rubbing, and fading to the spine. Octavo. 469 pages; indexed. 
Monaghan relies on original sources, and he appraises them with the sound judgment of the practiced historian. "Lively and comprehensive: treats of Custer both during and after the Civil War."--Nevins, II; page 77. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 (Dodge, William E.) Dodge, D. Stuart, compiler and editor MEMORIALS OF WILLIAM E. DODGE
New York: Anson D. F. Randolph and Company, (1887). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in dark green cloth with gilt titling to spine and top edge gilt; chocolate brown endpapers; with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Dodge. 
Treated in this hefty tribute to Dodge's life and works are his business career, his political accomplishments, his efforts on behalf of Indians and blacks, his travels, and his religious activities. Illustrated with engravings from Daguerrotypes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 (Garfield, James A.). Leech, Margaret and Harry J. Brown THE GARFIELD ORBIT: The Life of President James A. Garfield
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1978). 0060125519 / 9780060125516 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Re-creation of the life of James A. Garfield--twentieth President of the United States. Miss Leech died in 1974, and the last three chapters, on Garfield in Congress and his brief presidency, were written by Harry J. Brown, editor of Garfield's diaries. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Jackson, Stonewall). Wayland, John W. STONEWALL JACKSON'S WAY: Route-Method-Achievement
Staunton, Virginia: The McClure Printing Company, 1956. Second edition, revised. Dated and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Near fine: bound in sturdy embossed Kingskraft cloth with a gold medallion style portait of Stonewall Jackson to the cover; printed on heavy coated stock; no dust jacket, as issued. Quarto. 244 pages; indexed. Over 180 photographs and 56 maps. 
"Photographs and maps enhance a superb text that recounts Jackson's exploits in the Valley."--Nevins II, page 247. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 (Lee, Robert E.). Freeman, Douglas Southall LEE'S LIEUTENANTS: A Study in Command: Volume One: Manassas to Malvern Hill; Volume Two: Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville; Volume Three: Gettysburg to Appomattox
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943-1944. First Edition, later printings. Three volume set. Black cloth with gilt lettering and rules to the front cover and spine. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to the endpapers, else a near fine, clean set; lacking the dust jackets. 
2395 pages, twenty-four illustrations, one hundred seven maps, manuscript sources, short title indexes, and general indexes. "massively documented, movingly written, highly authoritative, and faintly smug."--Allan Nevins. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 (Lee, Robert E.). Freeman, Douglas Southall LEE'S LIEUTENANTS: A Study in Command: Volume One: Manassas to Malvern Hill; Volume Two: Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville; Volume Three: Gettysburg to Appomattox
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942-1944. First Edition, first and later printings. Three volume set. Black cloth with gilt lettering and rules to the front cover and spine. Hardcover. Spot of stain to the top page edge of Volume I, which also shows a few minor stains and mild wear, else the set is very good to near fine; in near fine, illustrated dust jackets with minor edge wear and nicks. 
2395 pages, twenty-four illustrations, one hundred seven maps, manuscript sources, short title indexes, and general indexes. Volume 1 has been SIGNED by Douglas Southall Freeman. Volume II is a later printing. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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9 (Lincoln, Abraham). Harnsberger, Caroline Thomas, compiled by THE LINCOLN TREASURY
Chicago/New York/Toronto: Wilcox & Follett Co., (1950). B0006ASFVA First edition, first printing. 372 pages; bibliography; chronology; first cabinet; and index. Hardcover. Short, minor ink mark to lower page edges, near fine in fresh, red-clay linen with gilt titles to brown panels to the front cover and spine; in a well-preserved, near fine dust jacket with very short shelf-edge tears and light wear at shelf-extremities. 
Square quarto. A delightful collection of Lincoln's wit, wisdom and philosophy arranged by subject categories for easy reference and favorite readings. Enhanced with 8 b&w photo-plates and with ink drawings by Harold D. Hoopes and William L Marsh. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 (Lincoln, Abraham). Riddle, Donald W. CONGRESSMAN ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Urbana: University of Illinois, 1957. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild fading to the extremities, else near fine in blue cloth with silver spine titles; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket that is lightly shelfworn and mildly rubbed. Octavo. 280 pages; bibliography and an index. 
Studies the career of Congressman Lincoln. " will be of immense value to students of Lincoln and seems...likely to remain a standard work."--Library Journal. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 (Lincoln, Abraham). Roscoe, Theodore THE WEB OF CONSPIRACY: The Complete Story Of The Men Who Murdered Abraham Lincoln
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1960). Second printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a very good plus, illustrated dust jacket with shelfwear including light chipping and tears. Thick octavo. 562 pages including an appendix, bibliography, and index. Illustrated. 
The dramatic story of the murder of Abraham Lincoln involving the whole complex cast of characters involved in Lincoln's assassination, written by an official historian for the U.S. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 (Lovell, Tom). Text by Don Hedgpeth and Walt Reed THE ART OF TOM LOVELL: An Invitation to History
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1993). 0688126456 / 9780688126452 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. 160 pages. List of plates. Over 100 pages of illustrations in full color. 
"A commercial artist who started out sketching in the 1930s for pulp magazines, Lovell advanced to the glossier "slicks" in the 1950s and has since specialized in Old West, Plains Indian, and Civil War themes."--Gilbert Taylor. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 (Miles, Nelson A.) Johnson, Virginia W. THE UNREGIMENTED GENERAL: A Biography of Nelson A. Miles
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, (1962). B0007DR9OK First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, wraparound pictorial dust jacket with minor edge wear. Octavo. 401 pages, including index. 
"The biography of one of America's most brilliant military leaders whose career spanned the Civil War, the subjugation of the Indians and the Spanish-American War." With Miles's letters to his wife, published here for the first time. NEVINS II, 67. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 (Thomas, Ella Gertrude Clanton). Burr, Virginia Ingraham, edited by THE SECRET EYE: The Journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1848-1889
Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, (1990). 0807818976 / 9780807818978 First edition, first printing. Introduction by Nell Irvin Painter. Hardcover. A few tiny spots of stain to page edges, else fine, in full gray cloth with maroon lettering and gilt lettering and rules against a maroon black to spine; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 469 pages, including index. 
"A rare, continuous picture of one privileged slaveholding woman's response to the crumbling of her world in the trauma of the war and its aftermath. This dramatic and moving personal story offers an important perspective."--Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 (Whitman, Walt). Morris, Roy, Jr. THE BETTER ANGEL: Walt Whitman in the Civil War
(Oxford): Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
For three years, Whitman immersed himself in the devastation of his country's civil war, tending to legions of sick and wounded soldiers, and recording his experience with an immediacy and a compassion "unequalled in wartime literature." Notes, index. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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16 Barton, William E. LINCOLN AT GETTYSBURG: What He Intended to Say; What He Said; What He Was Reported to Have Said; What He Wished He Had Said
New York: Peter Smith, 1950. Reprint. Hardcover. Ownership signature and date to the verso of the frontispiece, mild edge wear, and a few marks to the blue cloth, else very good plus; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 263 pages; indexed. Facsimiles and photographs. 
Photographic reprint of the 1930 edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 Bellah, James Warner THE VALIANT VIRGINIANS
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in tweed-effect boards blue foil lettering and device; in an age-toned, edge-nicked, rubbed dust jacket that shows some pale dampstaining to rear panel and flap. 
Expanded version of Bellah's SATURDAY EVENING POST serial "Tales of the Valorous Virginians"--this Civil War yarn is here illustrated with maps by Rafael Palacios, and features an introduction by sf writer and Civil War historian Fletcher Pratt. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Brewer, James D. NO VIRTUE
New York: Walker, (1995). 0802732593 / 9780802732590 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Masey Baldridge/Luke Williamson mystery taking place just after the end of the Civil War. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, (1950). First edition. Hardcover. Pale offsetting to endsheets, else a very nearly fine copy in bright Union blue cloth with yellow top-edge coloring; in a lightly rubbed, faintly age-toned, mildly edge-worn pictorial dust jacket that is slightly faded to the spine panel. A nice copy! 
In the "troubled spring" of 1865, Sam Bellnap returns home after many months in Andersonville, the most dreaded of Confederate prisons, to find that the War Department has declared him dead, and that the girl he loved has married his brother! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Brownlee, Richard S. GRAY GHOSTS OF THE CONFEDERACY: Guerilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1958). First edition, first printing. SIGNED by Brownlee on the publisher's special tipped in sheet. Civil War Book Club Review pamphlet laid in. Hardcover. Very good plus in brown cloth with gilt spine titles; in a worn, but still very good illustrated dust jacket with two large tears and associated creases to the lower front panel. Octavo. 279 pages; bibliography and an index. Maps; photo illustrations. 

Price: 35.00 USD
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