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"My Will is Absolute Law" A Biography of Union General H. Milroy

"My Will is Absolute Law" A Biography of Union General H. Milroy

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When the South fired the first shot of the Civil War in April 1861, hundreds of volunteers flocked to answer President Lincoln's call to arms, anxious to defend their country and uphold the sanctity of the Union. Among these first volunteers was Robert H. Milroy. Determined to obtain a military education and denied his wish to attend West Point, Milroy had at last secured a position to attend Captain Partridge's Military Academy at Norwich University in Vermont. After graduating, however, he was thwarted time and again in his desire for a military career, quickly discovering that military appointments tended to favor West Point graduates. A fervent abolitionist and dedicated patriot, Milroy craved military action and viewed the Civil War as his long-awaited opportunity to achieve the glorious reputation he so ardently desired. Compiled from primary sources such as Milroy's correspondence and the letters of those who knew him, this biography details the life and times of General Robert H. Milroy. Although perhaps not one of the major players on the stage of Civil War drama, Milroy was one of the staunchest defenders not only of the Union but of the Emancipation Proclamation as well. Focusing primarily on Milroy's Civil War career, this work serves to provide information about lesser known operations in western Virginia during 1861 and 1862 as well as illustrate the bonds that formed between commanders and their men. It also provides a case study of how an abolitionist general enforced his will in various regions throughout the Confederacy. Appendices contain a portion of Milroy's unfinished autobiography and a list of troops commanded by Milroy in combat. Publisher: McFarland & Company. Paperback, 212 Pages. Measures 8.75"x5.75"x0.375" . Weighs 10.6 oz.
"Not a Moment Too Soon" A.P. Hill in the Maryland Campaign

"Not a Moment Too Soon" A.P. Hill in the Maryland Campaign

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"A tribute to Ambrose Powell Hill and his Light division at Sharpsburg" - John W. Schildt. Author: John W. Schildt. Publisher: Independently Printed. Paperback, 138 Pages. Measures 8.5"x5.5"x0.25" . Weighs 7.3 oz.
"So Much to Say": The Civil War Letters of Corporal Robert Bradbury, Battery D, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery

"So Much to Say": The Civil War Letters of Corporal Robert Bradbury, Battery D, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery

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When Robert Bradbury enlisted in the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery in August 1862 he held strong convictions to do whatever he could to support the Union War effort. This series of twenty-nine letters chronicles not only Bradbury's wartime experience from the Virginia Peninsula to the Shenandoah Valley, but presents his thoughts on the war, politics, and the home front. Independently Published. Paperback, 130 Pages. Measures 8.9"x5.9"x0.25" . Weighs 7.6 oz.
40th Virginia Infantry

40th Virginia Infantry

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Part of The Virginia Regimental Histories SeriesA history of this proud unitAuthor: Robert E. L. Krick. Publisher: H. E. Howard, Inc. Hardcover, 120 Pages. Measures 9.125"x6.5"x0.5" . Weighs 12 oz.
50th Anniversary Commemorative Program

50th Anniversary Commemorative Program

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Contains time-line of park history from 1936 to 1994 along with a general history and several photographs show how Harpers Ferry became a National Historical Park. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Pamphlet, 16 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11". Weighs 2.9 oz.
BUST Lincoln 6" Bronze

6" Bronze Lincoln Bust

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Bronze Abraham Lincoln bust. 6" tall. Base measures 2.75" x 3.25". Weighs 1 lb. 10 oz. Text on bottom reads: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Considered by many Americans to be one of the greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln guided the nation through the Civil War. Lincoln despised war but viewed it as the salvation of the Union. As president, the former Illinois lawyer and congressman ensured the strength of his Republican Party, issued the Emancipation Proclamation granting freedom to slaves, succeeded in the preservation of the Union, and planned for magnanimous peace. In April 1865, Lincoln's life ended at the hands of an assasin, but his hope survived--"that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns

60 Civil War-Era Fashion Patterns

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Assembled from vintage issues of Peterson's Magazine, a popular nineteenth-century ladies periodical that premiered in 1842, here is an authentic gallery of Civil War-era clothing patterns for women, children, and men. The author of many books on historic fashion, Seleshanko has compiled this new, original volume of wonderfully usable antique garment designs to delight costume designers, historians, Civil War reconstructionists, and antiques collectors alike! During the 1860s, the Civil War left Americans with shortages of all kinds -- including clothing resources. Peterson's pattern diagrams were of enormous help to women who no longer had the opportunity to purchase their clothing abroad or visit their local dressmaker. This one-of-a-kind collection showcases sixty historically accurate nineteenth-century garment designs. Included are a Chemise, the Madeline Wrapper, and a Polonaise Dinner Dress for ladies...a Knickerbocker Suit and Loose Jacket and Waistcoat for boys...and a Tunic and Cape and Basquine Dress for girls...and, for men, a handsome Smoking Cap. 60 patterns. Over 300 diagrams and illustrations. Publisher: Paperback, 120 pages. Measures 8.25" x 11" x 0.3". Weighs 12.6 oz.
** PRE-ORDER ** Harpers Ferry Cat Tale

A Harpers Ferry Cat Tale

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Follow Victoria on her adventurous day around Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. What will happen when the mischievous little kitty makes this national park her playground? (The printing of this book was made possible by a grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation.) Author: Tara Bell. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Hardcover, 30 pages. Measures Weighs 12.8 oz. 
A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

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A brother and sister separated by war, a nation fighting for survival. By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Rebel forces in the Union capital? Is it possible? Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the beleaguered Army of the Potomac to fight Johnny Reb. Susanne is left behind to care for her embittered great uncle and superstitious great aunt. Separated by war, death, and disease, the twins maintain correspondence. But little do they know that Union and Confederate forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the war- a town called Gettysburg. Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC. Paperback, 178 pages. Measures 5" x 7.5" x 0.5". Weighs 4.6 oz. 
A House Divided: A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

A House Divided: A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

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In A House Divided, Richard Orr Curry investigates the political realities that led to the breakup of the Old Dominion and the emergence of a new state during the Civil War. Orr's analysis of the intra-state conflicts over political, economic, and social issues, party factions of Unionism and Secessionism and multiple layers of division within those factions, offer fascinating and original insights into the long debate that would lead to the ratification of the West Virginia state constitution in 1863. Publisher: University Of Pittsburgh Press. Paperback, 204 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.5" . Weighs 10.7 oz.