Offers selected excerpts and illustrations from period courting and etiquette guides and manuals. Includes features such as bundling, the language of flowers, courting on the front porch, and the customs of engagement and marriage from the colonial era in America to the early 20th century. By Alain George, 30 pages.
Thirty carefully rendered illustrations depict remarkable women from the North and South in settings that range from the battlefield to the White House. Informative captions highlight the roles and accomplishments of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mary Boykin Chesnut, Louisa May Alcott, Varina Howell Davis, and 25 others. By Peter F. Copeland, 30 pages.
Between 1860 and 1910, stereoscopes were very popular - almost every parlor contained one. Many of the photographers who chronicled the American Civil War employed stereographic cameras to record images of that momentous struggle. The stereo cards that they produced contain two images - one for each eye When viewed with the stereoscope, each eye sees only the appropriate image, producing the illusion of three dimensions. The photographs in this book were taken between 1861 and 1865. They have been digitally restored and converted to red/cyan anaglyphs so that e
The letters assembled in this extraordinarily rich collection were written by Robert W. Parker, an enlisted Confederate cavalryman who is thought to have been the last man killed in action in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. He is representative of the Confederate Everyman: a modest farmer in the antebellum years, he was spurred by patriotic fever at the beginning of the war to enlist in the Confederate Army, in which he served until his death during the last charge at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Edited by Catherine M. Wright, 231 pages.
The cemetery at Appomattox, located on a wayside just outside of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, contains 18 Confederate soldiers' and one Union soldier's burial grounds. This little book has been written for the reader to learn about these soldiers and the formation of the Ladies Memorial Association of Appomattox which undertook the task of establishing the cemetery. By Patrick A. Schroeder, 40 pages.
Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox carefully examines primary sources, along with terrain features and archeological data to clarify the events relating to the fighting which took place along Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. The Battle of Sailor's Creek, actually three separate engagements, was the last major battle before the surrender of Lee's army and many of the greatest and most illustrious leaders of both armies clashed together for the last time on this field of conflict. Sailor's Creek was not the last or only time the armies would be engaged in th
This is the first-hand account of George F. Williams of the New York volunteer infantry, with introduction and additional material by Patrick A Schroeder. This booklet includes a biographical sketch of Williams to give context of the man's background and experience, and his first-hand account includes descriptions of Lincoln, Lee, and McClellan not contained in biographies for those men, making this book a must-read for any Civil War buff! By George F. Williams, 44 pages.
This booklet is an effort by the author to combine under one cover heretofore separately printed information and pictures of High Bridge and include data obtained from personal interviews and first-hand knowledge. This is a general history complete with bibliography for more detailed history of High Bridge. By Jo D. Smith, 22 pages.