Appomattox County, by Patrick A. Schroeder and Scott Frantel. Appomattox County, formed in 1845 and named after the nearby river, was originally best known for growing tobacco. However, that dramatically changed in 1865 when Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the McLean House. In the 1930s, efforts began to commemorate Civil War events, and a national park was created. Boasting a unique history abundant with churches, notable citizens, and special events, this photograph collection shows the diverse and memorable history of Appomattox.
During the Civil War, many types of bullets were fired from several hundred different types of weapons. It is estimated that over seven million bullets were used during the three days of fighting at Gettysburg alone! Six bullet replicas (.58 caliber minie' ball, .577 caliber Enfield, .58 caliber Gardner, .52 caliber Sharps, .69 caliber Round Shot, .58 caliber Williams Type II) are included in this set along with the informative booklet Intro to Civil War Bullets: A Beginners's Guide to Civil War Bullets.
The White House of the Confederacy: A Pictorial Tour - Through our pictorial guide, you will feel as if you are being led through the beautifully restored Confederate Executive Mansion by one of our well-versed guides. (48 pages, 7.5 x 9, Paperback)
Cased Image Photographs from the Collections of The Museum of the Confederacy - Features more than 300 cased images (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, opaltypes, and pannotypes) from the wartime period, including military leaders, family portraits, toddlers, young men in uniform, and civilians from all walks of life. (62 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)
Richmond's Wartime Hospitals, by Rebecca Barbour Calcutt. While medical science made several advances during the Civil War, the doctors and hospitals in the Southern states faced overwhelming casulaties with few supplies and inadequate personnel. This book illustrates how exhausted resources rapidly defeated heroic Confederate medical efforts. (224 pages, 8.5 x 5.75, Hardcover)
A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment: Volume III, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. This third volume offers even more new information and photographs on this fascinating area of American history. (126 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback) - Item #1327
A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment: Volume II, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. This companion volume offers new information on a long-neglected Civil War subject written by one of the leading authorities on Civil War medical history. (96 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)
A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment: Volume I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. One of the largest private collections of Civil War medical instruments and equipment in the United States is pictured here along with a short narrative of medical practices of the times. (100 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)
Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army hospital. Written during the winter of 1862-63, her lively dispatches revealed the desperate realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service. By Louisa May Alcott. Paperback, 73 pages.