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Unfurl Those Colors! McClellan, Sumner, and the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign

By: Armstrong Jr., Marion V.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL, The University of Alabama Press: 2008

Seller ID: 3295

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 23.5 cm, viii 384 pp., maps. Hardcover and jacket are very good to near fine with only faints signs of shelf wear – appears unread. From the publisher: “Unfurl Those Colors! provides an operational study of the Army of the Potomac during the pivotal Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, illuminating in details that will fascinate scholars and armchair generals alike US army commander George B. McClellan’s command decisions and how those decisions were carried out in the middle and lower ranks of the Second Army Corps. Armstrong offers the most com... View more info

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The 24th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War: The Biography of a Regiment

By: Beaudot, William J.K.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books, Stackpole Books: 2003

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3291

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 23.5 cm, ix 438 pp. illus. Hardcover and jacket are near fine with only faints signs of shelf wear – appears unread. From the publisher: “Formed in the summer of 1862, the 24th Wisconsin Infantry participated in many major battles of the Western theater, earning a reputation as a brave, hard-fighting unit. Unlike other unit histories, this book makes no attempt, as the author freely admits, to provide "an objective history" of the regiment. Rather, the book digs deeper, following the personal stories of the soldiers themselves, providing hundreds of indi... View more info

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The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: Prosperity, Civil War and Decline

By: Chicoine, Stephen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2766

Condition: Very Good


Glossy, illustrated boards, 18.2 by 26.1 cm, viii 260 pp., illus. Very good with a small dent on the lower edge of the front cover and some light scratches on the boards. From the publisher: “Texas was the South's frontier in the antebellum period. The vast new state represented the hope and future of many Southern cotton planters. As a result, Texas changed tremendously during the 1850s as increasing numbers of Southern planters moved westward to settle. Planters brought with them large numbers of slaves to plant, cultivate and pick the valuable cash crop; by 1860, slaves made up 30 perce... View more info

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The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns [Irish in the Civil War Series]

By: Conyngham, David Power; Lawrence Frederick Kohl. Ed., intro.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Fordham University Press: 2000

Edition: fifth printing

Seller ID: 3290

Condition: Near Fine


No. 4 in the Irish in the Civil War series. Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 23.3 cm, frontis portrait, xxx 616 pp. plus a 16-page center-section of black and white photographs. The hardcover is near fine; the jacket is very good with light wear to the edges and corners. From the publisher: “Few brigades of the Civil War can boast of a record as distinguished as that of New York's 69th, yet it has never fully received the attention warranted by its record of military excellence, distinctive reputation, and the unusual perspective its members brought to the Civil War. In fact, the 69th wa... View more info

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Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 6

By: Cozzens, Peter, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Urbana and Chicago , University of Illinois Press: 2004

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3282

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16.5 by 24 cm, xviii 606 pp., illus. Near fine in like jacket. From the publisher: “Sifting carefully through reports from newspapers, magazines, personal memoirs, and letters, Peter Cozzens' Volume 6 brings readers more of the best first-person accounts of marches, encampments, skirmishes, and full-blown battles, as seen by participants on both sides of the conflict. Alongside the experiences of lower-ranking officers and enlisted men are accounts from key personalities including General John Gibbon, General John C. Lee, and seven prominent generals from both s... View more info

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Bouquets from the Cannon’s Mouth: Soldering with the Eighth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserves

By: Eberly, Jr., Robert E.; Edwin C. Bearss, foreword

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Shippensburg, PA, White Mane Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3288

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, blue cloth with gilt spine titles, 16 by 23.5 cm, xxi 372 pp., illus. The hardcover is fine – appears unread – and the jacket is very good with a couple of tiny tears on the top edge of the front panel. From the publisher: “Organized in the spring of 1861, the Pennsylvania Reserves became one of the storied divisions in the Army of the Potomac. From the Seven Days Battles through Grant's Overland Campaign, the Reserves participated in every major campaign in the Eastern Theater of the war. Glory came at a terrible cost, however, as the Keystone Staters suffe... View more info

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Civil War Guns: The complete story of Federal and Confederate small arms: design, manufacture, identification, procurement, issue, employment, effectiveness, and postwar disposal [Signed]

By: Edwards, William B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Gettysburg, PA, Thomas Publications: 1997

Edition: third edition, revised

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3311

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with glossy illustrated boards, 22 by 28.5 cm, [x] 444 pp., well-illustrated in black and white. Very good with faint scratches to the boards and a few light dents on the back cover. Minor yellowing around the edges of the textblock. Signed by the author on a label mounted to the title page. “An updated reprint of the 1960s classic. This encyclopedia of all small arms used by Union and Confederate soldiers in the great conflict is an absolutely necessary item for collectors, curators, and anyone with an interest in the weapons of the Civil War.” View more info

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The Diary of Captain Ralph Ely of the Eighth Michigan Infantry: With the Wandering Regiment [Civil War]

By: Ely, Ralph; George M. Blackburn, ed., intro.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mount Pleasant, MI, Central Michigan University Press/Clarke Historical Library: 1965

Seller ID: 3217

Condition: good


Wraps, 15.5 by 23 cm, 73 pp., 1 photo, 4 maps. Fading on the spine and around the edges, with a few small stains on the front cover. A day-by-day chronicle of Ely’s time with the Eighth Michigan. Includes a detailed introduction and footnotes. View more info

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Red Clay to Richmond: Trail of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.

By: Fox III, John J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Winchester, VA, Angle Valley Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2765

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, dust jacket, 16 by 23.5 cm, xix 472 pp. Hardcover is near fine but for a slight cock to the spine; jacket is very good light edge wear and a crease on the rear flap. “Red Clay to Richmond is a thoroughly researched book dredged from Civil War trenches, family attics, and dusty archives. John Fox has skillfully woven together the never-before-told-story of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment as these Southern patriots signed up for what most thought would be a short war. Using many previously unpublished primary accounts, Fox follows these men as t... View more info

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Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign February 1862

By: Gott, Kendall D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3279

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 23.5 cm, xiii 346 pp. plus a 16-page center-section of black and white photographs. Very good with light shelf wear to the edges of the book and jacket and pencil underlining on the first five pages only. A critical analysis of the Fort Henry and Fort Donelson campaigns that some historians argue lost the war for the Confederacy. View more info

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Memoirs of a Dutch Mudsill: The “War Memories” of John Henry Otto, Captain, Company D, 21st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

By: Gould, David; James B. Kennedy, eds.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Kent, OH, The Kent State University Press: 2004

Edition: first ed., first printing

Seller ID: 2782

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 16 by 24 cm, xvi [ii] 425 pp. Near fine hardcover; the jacket is very good with a tiny puncture hole near the middle of the front panel at the hinge (there is no damage to the book). From the publisher: “John Henry Otto was born September 12, 1822, in Westphalia, Germany, and enlisted in the Prussian army sometime around 1845. According to his own account, he served in the war between Prussia and Denmark in 1848 and as a sergeant fought to suppress revolution in southern Germany. He was discharged in 1849 as a first lieutenant... View more info

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The Thirty-seventh North Carolina Troops: Tar Heels in the Army of Northern Virginia [Civil War]

By: Hardy, Michael C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Co., Inc.: 2003

Seller ID: 2047

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 18.2 by 26 cm, vi 346 pp., illus. Near fine, unread copy with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition. View more info

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The Union Generals Speak: The Meade Hearings on the Battle of Gettysburg

By: Hyde, Bill, ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press: 2003

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2474

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 23.5 cm, xv 428 pp. Near fine, unread copy with light bumping to the lower corner of the front cover; the jacket is very good with only faint shelf wear. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. “The Union Generals Speak is the first annotated edition of the 1864 congressional investigation into Major General George Gordon Meade's conduct during the Gettysburg campaign. The transcripts alone, which present eyewitness accounts from sixteen participant officers at Gettysburg, offer a wealth of informatio... View more info

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An Historical Sketch of the Seventh Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry: From Its Organization, in 1862, to Its Muster Out, in 1865 [Seventh Michigan Cavalry of Custer’s Wolverine Brigade]

By: Isham, Asa B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Huntington, WV, Blue Acorn Press: 2000

Edition: facsimile reprint

Seller ID: 3287

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 14.5 by 22.3 cm, 201 pp., illus. Near fine with a light bump to the upper corner of the covers. “The Blue Acorn Press edition of Lieut. Asa B. Isham’s extremely rare 1893 historical sketch of the Seventh Michigan Cavalry features 29 added war-time portraits, two articles by Isham published by the Ohio M.O.L.L.U.S., and a new index.” View more info

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American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles

By: Keneally, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese (Doubleday) : 2002

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3292

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 24 cm, xii 397 pp. Hardcover and jacket are near fine with only faints signs of shelf wear – appears unread. From the publisher: “On the last Sunday of February 1859, Dan Sickles, a charming young congressman from New York, murdered his good friend Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key)–who was also his wife’s lover–in Washington’s Lafayette Square. The shooting took place directly across the street from the White House, the home of Sickles’s friend and protector, President James Buchanan. Sickles turned himself in; political friends in N... View more info

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Fighting Them Over: How the Veterans Remembered Gettysburg in the Pages of The National Tribune

By: Sauers, Richard A.; James L. McLean, eds.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Butternut and Blue: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3280

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 22 by 28.7 cm, iii [ii] 547 pp., illus. Near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear. “This book presents the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the men who fought there and much of the material is available nowhere else. From the accounts of these participants, today’s readers cab more fully appreciate and understand the men who fought and the events that transpired during those crucial, bloody days in July 1863.” View more info

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Storm Over Texas: The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War [Pivotal Moments in American History Series]

By: Silbey, Joel H.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2783

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, cream paper over black cloth spine with copper spine titles, 16 by 24 cm, xx 230 pp. Fine in near fine jacket – appears unread. “In the Spring of 1844, a fiery political conflict erupted over the admission of Texas into the Union, a hard-fought and bitter controversy that profoundly changed the course of American history. Indeed, as Joel Silbey argues in Storm Over Texas, the battle over Texas marked the crucial moment when partisan differences were transformed into a North-vs-South antagonism, and the momentum towards Civil War leaped into high gear. One of... View more info

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Grant

By: Smith, Jean Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: first edition, first printing.

Seller ID: 3281

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16.5 by 24 cm, 781 pp. plus two sections of black and white photographs. Very good with minor bumping at the extremities. From the publisher: “Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. Yet today Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president.... View more info

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Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy

By: Varon, Elizabeth R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2003

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3293

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 24.2 cm, xi 317 pp., illus. Hardcover and jacket are near fine with only faints signs of shelf wear – appears unread. From the publisher: “Northern sympathizer in the Confederate capital, daring spymaster, postwar politician: Elizabeth Van Lew was one of the most remarkable figures in American history, a woman who defied the conventions of the nineteenth-century South. In Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, historian Elizabeth Varon provides a gripping, richly researched account of the woman who led what one historian called "the most productive espionage operati... View more info