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My Reminiscences of The Civil War: with the Stonewall Brigade and the Immortal 600

By: Alfred Mallory Edgar

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paperback, 171 pages:

Seller Id: 55


Alfred Mallory Edgar was born on July 10, 1837, in Greenbrier County, [West] Virginia, the son of Archer Edgar and Nancy Howe Pearis. Their mill, known as Edgar's Mill, is now the site of present day Ronceverte, West Virginia. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the family owned ten slaves, five males and five females, ranging in age from 7 to 39 years old. On May 9, 1861, at 23 years of age, Alfred volunteered for service in the Greenbrier Rifles, which would become... View more info

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Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol. 3

By: Dr. Gordon Dammann

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Paperback, 126 pages:

Seller Id: 59


With chapters devoted to Civil War Hospitals, Nurses, Ambulance Corps and Dental Care, this reference book is full of historical photographs and documentation of battlefield equipment used by doctors during the Civil War era. This book also contains historical photos of many of the actual doctors, nurses and patients. Volume III begins with the men of healing and continues with their education, uniforms and personal equipment, the removal of the wounded, the wound... View more info

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Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol. 2

By: Dr. Gordon Dammann

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Paperback, 96 pages:

Seller Id: 60


With chapters devoted to Civil War Hospitals, Nurses, Ambulance Corps and Dental Care, this reference book is full of historical photographs and documentation of battlefield equipment used by doctors during the Civil War era. Volume II offers new information on a long-neglected Civil War subject written by one of the leading authorities on Civil War medical history. View more info

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Civil War Ghosts

By: Edited by Martin Harry Greenberg, Frank McSherry, Jr. and Charles G. Waugh

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Paperback, 205 pages:

Seller Id: 56


Over half a million lives were lost in the Civil War. That enormous amount of untimely death and grief resulted in a large number of ghost stories. The collection Civil War Ghosts features the best of the best, including stories by such writers as John Jakes, known for the series North and South. Read bone-chilling tales about a Confederate ghost seeking revenge, or a dead Union lieutenant returning to dance with his sweetheart. A Union Lieutenant keeps his promise... View more info

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Battle of White Sulphur Springs: Averell Fails to Secure West Virginia

By: Eric J. Wittenberg

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Paperback, 189 pages:

Seller Id: 553


Though West Virginia was founded for the purpose of remaining loyal to the Union, severing ties with Virginia, home of the capital of the Confederacy, would prove difficult. West Virginia’s fate would be tested on its battlegrounds. In August 1863, Union general William Woods Averell led a six-hundred-mile raid culminating in the Battle of White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County. Colonel George S. Patton, grandfather of the legendary WWII general, met Averell with a... View more info

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History of the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry: Formerly the Second Virginia Infantry, and of Battery G, 1st West Virginia Light Artillery

By: Frank S. Reader

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paperback, 390 pages:

Seller Id: 51


Originally published in 1890 by the Civil War veterans of the regiment, this new modern version includes the entire original text, 58 images, and an index. The author, Frank S. Reader, a member of Company I, was a newspaper editor and proprietor. His wartime experience as a clerk to both generals Averell and Sigel, as well as his newspaper background, served him well when he was asked by his regimental comrades to write and publish the history of their unit. C... View more info

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Campaign in Western Virginia

By: General George B. McClellan

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Paperback, 80 pages:

Seller Id: 58


Back in print after 144 years, this slim volume, written by McClellan himself in 1863, describes his activities in the future state of West Virginia. It offers a unique insight into the mind of one of the most famous of Civil War figures. Indexed with supplemental materials, including archival telegraphs to and from noted individuals during the campaign. Review McClellan's report is an excellent summary of the events and his plans to save the railroads and secu... View more info

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First Campaign: A Guide to Civil War in the Mountains of West Virginia, 1861. Three One-Day Driving Tours

By: Hunter Lesser

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Paperback, 96 pages:

Seller Id: 46


West Virginia was the setting for the First Campaign of America’s Civil War. Here brothers clashed in combat amid the rugged mountains of “Western” Virginia in 1861. The First Campaign became a proving ground for soldiers and civilians who would shape American history. In these mountains, a Union army lead by George McClellan battled Confederates directed by Robert E. Lee. McClellan rocketed to stardom here while Lee left the mountains in defeat. Meanwhile, d... View more info

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Civil War Paper Items: the Rosanna A. Blake Confederate Collection, Marshall University

By: Jack Dickinson

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paperback, 124 pages:

Seller Id: 57


The paper items illustrated in this book are only a sampling of the thousands of of items in the collection. These items document a fallen government. The Confederacy in its short life had its own propaganda image, extending even into the schoolbooks of children and approved religious publications. The Confederacy had it own currency, its own diplomats, and, as with any country, those who would amass personal wealth or power. View more info

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Holding The Line: The Battle of Allegheny Mountain and Confederate Defense of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, 1861-62

By: Joe Geiger, Jr.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paperback: , 263 pages

Seller Id: 44


This book seeks to provide a detailed look at military activities along the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike from mid-September 1861 to the first week of April 1862. This campaign, fought primarily in Pocahontas County, Virginia, included the Battle of Greenbrier River, in which nearly 7,000 soldiers clashed in what was primarily an artillery duel; the Battle of Allegheny Mountain, the bloodiest battle of the first year of the war in present-day West Virginia; the January 1... View more info

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Bridge Burner: Being the full and factual story of Dr. William Parks Rucker slave-owning Union Partisan

By: Michael P. Rucker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Hardcover, 292 pages:

Seller Id: 48


During the early months of the Civil War Dr. (and later Major) William Parks Rucker managed to become one of the most despised individuals in the South – and a hero to those who supported the Union. He was a slave owner who fiercely opposed the Confederacy. His initial act to antagonize Southern supporters was to stab to death a man who challenged his outspoken support for the Union. Following that incident he led Union troops to burn the Cowpasture River Bridge of the... View more info

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Pictorial History of Civil War Era Musical Instruments & Military Bands

By: Robert Garofalo & Mark Elrod

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Paperback, 116 pages:

Seller Id: 61


This publication focuses on the study of nineteenth century Americana brass bands and their history, instruments, literature and practices. This book portrays both in pictures and in narrative the colorful history of Civil War era military bands and instruments. Most of the 200 photographs that appear in the book have never been published before and focus on instruments that were made in America between 1840 and 1870. Contents of this book include early brass band i... View more info

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Civil War In West Virginia: A Pictorial History

By: Stan Cohen

Price: $17.95

Publisher: 8.5 x 11 Paperback, 170 pages:

Seller Id: 43


Includes 250 photographs and 24 maps. An excellent overview of the war in West Virginia. Perfect for anyone curious about our state’s role in the war. Beginners and scholars alike will be fascinated with the extensive photo collection. From John Brown’s inflammatory acts in Harpers Ferry and the first land battle at Philippi, through the surrender of McNeill’s Rangers and the end of the war, The Civil War in West Virginia looks at the skirmishes, batt... View more info

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Pictorial Guide To West Virginia's Civil War Sites and Related Information

By: Stan Cohen

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Paperback, 120 pages:

Seller Id: 45


A classic and comprehensive collection of Civil War history--a must-have for Civil War buffs and historians alike. The book contains photographs and historical data for over 230 of the state’s Civil War sites-- ranging from historic houses, buildings, and monuments to inspiring battlefields and poignant cemeteries. The sites are organized in the book by county. Each entry contains the location of the site. Most entries also contain either a contemporary photograph of t... View more info

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Battle of Charleston and the 1862 Kanawha Valley Campaign

By: Terry Lowry

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Hardcover, 487 pages:

Seller Id: 23


The Battle of Charleston (West Virginia), fought September 13, 1862, between the Confederate forces of Gen. William Wing Loring and the Federal command of Col. Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, pales in comparison to many of the more well-known and documented engagements of the American Civil War. Yet the battle and the activities comprising the 1862 Kanawha Valley Campaign, particularly Lightburn’s subsequent retreat, beginning at Fayetteville and ending at Point Pleas... View more info

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September Blood: The Battle of Carnifex Ferry

By: Terry Lowry

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paperback, 180 pages:

Seller Id: 49


This is the definitive work on a battle where both sides claimed victory, but in reality neither side won. It is the story of the disorganization of the Confederate forces and the dogged persistence of the Union army. Filled with personal reflections by soldiers, detailed yet highly readable descriptions of the battle, plus maps & photos, this book brings Carnifex Ferry back to life. The highly sought after and rare book on the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, Septembe... View more info

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Images of the Civil War in West Virginia

By: Terry Lowry and Stan Cohen

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paperback, 206 pages:

Seller Id: 47


This amazing book has over 475 photographs, images, and drawings - all made during the Civil War or very soon thereafter, and all related to West Virginia.ever put together on West Virginia during the war. In addition to photos, it includes broadsides, veteran reunions, and miscellaneous paper items. Many of these pictures are from private collections and have never before been published. Also includes a short chronology of battles and events, giving a reference fo... View more info

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Civil War in Fayette County, West Virginia

By: Tim McKinney

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Paperback, 223 pages:

Seller Id: 50


The definitive book on the Civil War theatre in Fayette County. Lifelong resident of Fayette County, Tim McKinney is well known all over the region for his meticulous research and well written books on the Civil War. Generous amounts of photographs, maps, sketches, and letters, along with the nature of the fighting over extremely rough terrain, make this history enjoyable for war buffs as well as the casual reader. View more info

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Rebels at the Gate: Lee and McClellan on the Front Line of a Nation Divided

By: W. Hunter Lesser

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paperback, 375 pages:

Seller Id: 52


A haunting exploration of the earliest days of the Civil War. Set in the lush hills and mountains of Virginia, it recalls fundamental issues so polarizing that the people of Virginia were willing to divide their state over them-a decision that would ultimately influence the outcome of the war. In a defiant act to sustain President Lincoln’s war effort, Virginia Unionists created their own state government in 1861- destined to become the new state of West Virginia. Thei... View more info

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History of the Twelfth West Virginia Volunteer Infantry: and The Story of Andersonville and Florence

By: William Hewitt

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paperback, 282 pages:

Seller Id: 54


Contents: The regimental history of the unit originally published in 1892 The Story of Andersonville and Florence by prisoner of war James N. Miller Medal of Honor recipients Complete regimental roster Index .An excerpt, the attack on Fort Gregg, Petersburg, Virginia, April 2, 1865: ….when within 50 yards of the fort, Sergt. Emanuel M. Adams of Company D, color-bearer, fell wounded. The colors were picked up and bravely carried fo... View more info