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New York: Arno Press, 1978. Reprint edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. 31 cm. xiv, 3- 321,  pages. Profusely illustrated. Maps. Chronology. Alphabetical Index of Subjects. Table of Contents at the end, Minor discoloration to board edges, some soiling to page edges. The original edition was published by The Century Company in 1894. This includes content from the Battles and Leaders series that appeared in the magazine.
Atlanta: Georgia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1994. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 84 pages. Illustrations. Cover has minor wear and soiling. This is a collection of poems by members of the Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. Among the titles are: Across the River (prize winner), Remembrance, Confederate Memorial Day, Wartime Wedding, Harrison Joyner, Dixie, Elias Lastinger, Mary Jane Green, Battlefield, Granite Marker, and Gazaway B. Knight.
Washington DC: Mathew Brady, 1860. Presumed to be one of multiple copies made. Photograph. The format is approximately 2.125 inches by 3.25 in mounted on a card sized 2.25 inches by 4 inches). The front image has some fading and some soiling, but the image is clear. On the back Jefferson Davis signed his name in ink. This signature has been compared with a number of signature images available on the internet and is believed to be authentic. In pencil is the following notation: President of the Confederacy who married my grandmother's niece, Miss Howell of New Jersey, daughter of Gov. Howell (NJ). Mathew Benjamin Brady (c. 1822–1824 – January 15, 1896) was one of the earliest photographers in American history. Best known for his scenes of the Civil War, he studied under inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, who pioneered the daguerreotype technique in America. Brady opened his own studio in New York in 1844, and photographed Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and Abraham Lincoln, among other public figures. When the Civil War started, his use of a mobile studio and darkroom enabled vivid battlefield photographs that brought home the reality of war to the public. Internet research dates this photograph as from 1860. Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) served as a U.S. Senator (1845-1852, 1857-1860), and as Secretary of War (1853-1857). The Montgomery Convention named him as provisional president of the Confederacy, until he was elected to a six-year term as president in November 1861. Davis took a direct role in the management of military affairs and worked with the Confederate Congress. He published The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, in 1881.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1961. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, , 323,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Hal Bridges was Professor Emeritus of History at UC Riverside (UCR). Dr. Bridges was the valedictorian of his high school class in 1936 and subsequently enrolled at the University of Texas. After completing his degree in journalism, he intended to join the Civil Service in Washington, DC, but with the start of the Second World War, he instead ended up enlisting in the US Army. He served in the Army for five years, spending three years in Egypt and various locations in the Mediterranean, and successfully completing Officers School and earning the rank of Major. Upon completing his military service, Dr. Bridges enrolled at the Columbia School of Journalism, and ultimately received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a specialization in American social and intellectual history. In 1950, he joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas, subsequently moved to the University of Colorado, where he remained for eleven years, and then became Professor in the Department of History at UCR. Dr. Bridges was the author of three acclaimed scholarly books, Iron Millionaire: The Life of Charlemagne Tower (1952), Lee's Maverick General: Daniel Harvey Hill (1961), and American Mysticism: From William James to Zen (1977). Additionally, he wrote numerous scholarly articles and reviews dealing with the Civil War, including for the New York Times Book Review, the American Historical Review, and the Saturday Review.
Hartford: O. D. Case and Company, 1865. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vi, 450,  pages. Illustrations. Worn, torn and stained. Part of fep gone. Names on end papers, fep and elsewhere. Junius Henri Browne (14 October 1833 - 2 April 1902 New York City) was a journalist. In 1861, he became war correspondent for the New York Tribune, was wounded at Fort Donelson, and taken prisoner while engaged in an abortive expedition to run the Vicksburg batteries. Browne was imprisoned for 20 months in seven different prisons, confined successively at Vicksburg, Jackson, Atlanta, Richmond, and Salisbury, North Carolina, prisons. On December 18, 1864, Browne escaped, along with journalist Albert Deane Richardson. They traveled together 400 miles through hostile country, and reached the Union lines on January 14, 1865. His list of Union soldiers who died at Salisbury, published in the Tribune, is the only authentic account of their fate. Afterwards, he was correspondent of the New York Tribune, New York Times, and other journals. His best-known works are Four Years in Secessia (1865), and The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York (1869). His Four Years in Secessia has descriptions of the American Civil War and information concerning the conditions of the prisons and the soldiers confined in them.