Journals & Reports – Available for Sale

The First Defenders Civil War Round Table has supported its preservation efforts by conducting book raffles during its monthly programs.  Through the generosity of members and friends, our book supply has continued to grow.  Members, guests and the public now have the opportunity to acquire surplus editions at very low cost.  And, as always, proceeds go directly to preservation!  

        Fees for Books

        Most Hardcovers & Large Soft-covers——$5.00

        Small Hardcovers & Paperbacks————-$3.00

        Miscellaneous items are negotiable!

 

        Contact Info

        Contact Gary Hertzog—(610)683-5386 or gshertzog@verizon.net

Books may be picked up at the First Defenders Meeting held at The Inn at Reading, the 2nd Tuesday of every month from September – May  between 5:45 to 6:45 pm.  Or arrangements may be made with Gary for other options.  All sales are cash only!!!

{Don’t see what you want?  Check back often as our inventory is continually changing!}

1. COLD HARBOR (Grant & Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864) by Gordon C. Rhea
2. GUIDE TO THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM, THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862 (US Army War College) edited by Jay Luvaas& Harold W. Nelson
3. GUIDE TO THE BATTLES OF CHANCELLORSVILLE & FREDERICKSBURG (US Army War College) edited by Jay Luvaas&Harold W. Nelson
4. IF IT TAKES ALL SUMMER (THE BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA) by William D. Matter
5. LEE’S LAST CAMPAIGN (The Story of Lee & His Men Against Grant-1864) by Clifford Dowdey
6. RECEDING TIDE (Vicksburg & Gettysburg-THE CAMPAIGNS THAT CHANGED THE CIVIL WAR) by Edwin C. Bearss with J. Parker Hills
7. RETURN TO BULL RUN (The Campaign & Battle of Second Manassas) by John J.Hennessy
8. RICHMOND REDEEMED (The Siege at Petersburg) by Richard J. Sommers
9. ROLL CALL TO DESTINY (The Soldiers’s Eye View of Civil War Battles) by Brent Nosworthy
10. SHERMAN’S HORSEMEN (Union Cavalry Operations in the Atlanta Campaign) by David Evans
11. SHERMAN’S MARCH-ATLANTA TO THE SEA (The Civil War Series) by David Nevin & Editors of Time-Life Books
12. THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER by Jeff Kinard
13. THE LAST CITADEL (PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA JUNE 1864-APRIL 1865) Noah A. Trudeau
14. TO THE SEA (A History & Tour Guide of Sherman’s March) by Jim Miles
15. “WE ARE IN FOR IT.” (The First Battle of Kernstown) by Gary L. Ecelbarger
16. WHERE THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR (An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862) by Kendall D. Gott

1. A DIARY FROM DIXIE (By Mary Boykin Chestnut) edited by Ben Ames Williams
2. A LIGHT IN THE STORM (The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin) by Karen Hesse
3. A POLITICIAN GOES TO WAR (The Civil War Letter of John W. Geary) edited by William A. Blair
4. A YANKEE PRIVATE’S CIVIL WAR by Robert Hale Strong edited by Ashley Halsey
5. AMERICAN BRUTUS (John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies) by Michael W. Kauffman {2}
6. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM F. SMITH, 1861-1864 EDITED by Herbert M. Schiller
7. CAMPAIGNING WITH GRANT by General Horace Porter {2}
8. CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG by Abner Doubleday
9. FIELD OF BATTLE (The Civil War Letters of Major Thomas J. Halsey) by K. M. Kostyal
10. FORGOTTEN VALOR (The Memoirs, Journals, & Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox
11. GENERALS SOUTH, GENERALS NORTH (The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered) by Alan Axelrod
12. GENTLEMAN AND SOLDIER (The Extraordinary Life of General Wade Hampton) by Edward G. Longacre
13. GEORGE B. McCLELLAN (The Young Napoleon) by Stephen W. Sears
14. GONE FOR A SOLDIER (The Civil War Memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard) edited by David H. Donald
15. GRANT (A Biography) by William S. McFeely
16. GRANT (Memoirs)THE GREAT COMMANDERS Vol. I
17. GRANT AS MILITARY COMMANDER by Gen. Sir James Marshall-Cornwall, KBC, CBE, DSO, MGW
18. GRANT (Personal Memoirs of US Grant, Selected Letters 1839-1865) edited by Mary D. McFeely& William S. McFeely
19. GRANT TAKES COMMAND by Bruce Catton
20. HARD MARCHING EVERY DAY 1861-1865 (The Civil War Letters of Private Wilbur Fisk) edited by Emil & Ruth Rosenblatt
21. JOHNNY REB & BILLY YANK by Alexander Hunter
22. LEE (The Last Years) by Charles B. Flood
23. LEE’S ADJUTANT (The Wartime Letters of Col. Walter H. Taylor, 1862-65) edited by R. Lockwood Tower
24. McCLELLAN’S WAR by Ethan S. Rafuse
25. MILITARY HISTORY OF U. S. GRANT, VOL. 3 by Adam Badeau
26. PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S.GRANTedited by E.B.Long
27. READING THE MAN (A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Letters) by Elizabeth B. Pryor
28. RECOLLECTIONS AND LETTERS OF ROBERT E. LEE by Captain Robert E. Lee
29. THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF A COMMON SOLDIER (William Wiley of the 77thIllionois Infantry) edited by Terrence J. Winschel
30. THE CIVIL WAR JOURNAL OF COLONEL BOLTON, 51ST PA., April 20, 1861-August 2,1865 edited by Richard A. Sauers
31. THE CIVIL WAR PAPERS OF GEORGE B. McCLELLAN (Selected Correspondence 1860-65) edited by Stephen W. Sears
32. THE CIVIL WAR REMINISCENCES OF MAJOR SILAS T. GRISAMORE, C.S.A. edited by Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr.
33. THE NATURE OF SACRIFICE (A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr.) by Carol Bundy
34. THE WARTIME PAPERS OF R. E. LEE edited by Clifford Dowdey
35. THIS WAR SO HORRIBLE edited by Lewis N. Wayne & Robert A. Taylor
36. TOM TAYLOR’S CIVIL WAR by Albert Castel
37. ULYSSES S. GRANT (THE PERIOD OF NATIONAL PRESERVATION AND RECONSTRUCTION) by William C. Church
38. ULYSEES S. GRANT (Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-65) by Brooks D. Simpson
39. U.S. GRANT AND THE AMERICAN MILITARY TRADITION by Bruce Catton

1. FACES OF THE CONFEDERACY (An Album of Southern Soldiers and their Stories) by Ronald S. Coddington
2. JEFFERSON DAVIS’S GENERALS by Gabor S. Boritt
3. MAY I QUOTE YOU, GENERAL LONGSTREET? (Observations & Utterances from The South’s Great Generals) edited by Randall Bedwell
4. THE CAUSE LOST (Myths & Realities of the Confederacy) by William C. Davis
5. THE CONFEDERATE READER (How the South Saw the War)edited by Richard B. Harwell
6. VIRGINIA AT WAR 1862 edited by William C. Davis & James I. Robertson, Jr.

1. GETTYSBURG by Stephen W. Sears
2. GETTYSBURG by LT. Frank A Haskell, USA & Col. William C. Oates, CSA {2}
3. GETTYSBURG (A Battlefield Atlas) by Craig L. Symonds
4. GETTYSBURG (Crisis of Command) by Harry Albright
5. GETTYSBURG (The Paintings of Mort Kunstler) Text by James M. McPherson
6. GUIDE TO THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (US Army War College) edited by Jay Luvaas & Harold W. Nelson
7. HERE COME THE REBELSby Wilbur S. Nye
8. HIGH TIDE AT GETTYSBURG by GLENN TUCKER
9. ON THE BLOODSTAINED FIELD II (132 More Human Interest Stories of the Campaign & Battle of Gettysburg) by Gregory A. Coco
10. PICKETT’S CHARGE (In History & Memory) by Carol Reardon
11. PICKETT’S CHARGE (The Last Attack at Gettysburg) by Earl J. Hess
12. RETREAT FROM GETTYSBURG (Lee, Logistics, & the Pennsylvania Campaign) by Kent Masterson Brown
13. THEY MET AT GETTYSBURG by Gen Edward J. Stackpole

1. A POCKET HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR by Martin F. Graham
2.A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOXby Bruce
Catton
3. BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM by James McPherson
4. BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR VOL. II (The Struggle Intensifies) published by Castle Books
5. BLUE AND GRAY by Martin F. Graham
6. ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE CIVIL WAR(Echoes ofGlory) edited by Time-Life Books
7. THE AMERICAN HERITAGE PICTURE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR 2 VOLS. published by American Heritage Publishing Company
8. THE ATLAS OF THE CIVIL WAR edited byJames M. McPherson
9. THE CIVIL WAR (A History) by Harry Hansen
10. THE CIVIL WAR (AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY) by Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric & Ken Burns
11. THE CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE ( The History of the Civil War in Documents) edited by Henry S. Commager
12. THE SWORD OF LINCOLN (The Army of the Potomac) by Jeffrey D. Wert
13. WHO WAS WHO in the CIVIL WAR edited by John S. Bowman

1. HISTORY OF THE THIRTEENTH REGIMENT TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER CAVALRY, USA by Samuel W. Scott & Samuel P. Angel
2. IN DEER ISLAND MAINE (The 16th Maine Volunteer Regiment at War and at Home) by Peter Scott
3. OUR CAMPAIGN (The Second Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, 1861-1864) by Major E. M. Woodward
4. THE IRON BRIGADE (A Military History) by Alan T. Nolan
5. THE ORPHAN BRIGADE by William C. Davis
6. . “THIS WAR IS AN AWFUL THING” (The Civil War Letters of the National Guard, The 19th& 90th PA Volunteers) Collected and Edited by James Durkin

1. Abraham Lincoln (Philosopher, Statesman) by Joseph R. Fornieri {1}
2. ABRAHAM LINCOLN SESQUICENTENNIAL, 1959-1960 by Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission
3. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (The War Years Vol. I-IV) by Carl Sandburg
4. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (The Man and His Faith) by G.Frederick Owen
5. ABRAHAM LINCOLN VERSUS JEFFERSON DAVISby Irving Werstein
6. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Wisdom and Wit) by edited by Louise Bachelder
7. LINCOLN THE DECISION FOR WAR (The Northern Response to Secession) by Russell McClintock
8. LINCOLN’S GENERALS edited by Gabor S. Boritt
9. PRESIDENT LINCOLN (The Duty of a Statesman) by William L. Miller
10. TEAM OF RIVALS (The Political Genius of ABRAHAM LINCOLN) by Doris Kearns Goodwin {2}
11. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN VOL.I-VIII + INDEX ) TheAbraham Lincoln Association edited by Roy P. Basler
12. The LANGUAGE of LIBERTY (The Political Speeches and Writings of ABRAHAM LINCOLN) edited by Joseph R. Fornieri
13. THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES edited by Robert W. Johannsen
14. THE LIVING LINCOLN(The Man, His Mind, His Times…., from His Own Writings)edited by Thomas A. Horrocks, Harold Holzer & Frank J. Williams {2}
15. THE MILITARY GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brg. Gen. Collin R. Ballard
16. “WE ARE LINCOLN MEN” (Abraham Lincoln & His Friends) by David H. Donald

1. A CIVIL WAR JOURNAL (A Collection of Little-Known Facts & Other Odds-and-Ends about the Civil War) compiled by Albert A. Nofi
2. A CIVIL WAR TREASURY by Albert Nofi
3. A CIVIL WAR TREASURY OF TALES, LEGENDS & FOLKLORE edited by B.A. Botkin
4. A TOUR GUIDE TO THE CIVIL WAR by Alice Cromie
5. AFTER LINCOLN (How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace) by A. J. Langguth
6. ATTACK AND DIE (Civil War Tactics & the Southern Heritage) by Grady McWhitney& Perry D. Jamieson
7. BRADY’S CIVIL WAR JOURNAL (Photographing the Civil War 1861-65) by Theodore P. Savas
8. BRAVE MEN IN DESPERATE TIMES(The Lives of Civil War Soldiers) by John McKay
9. CHARLOTTESVILLE & the UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA in the Civil Warby Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
10. CIVIL WAR CITY (HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA 1861-1865) by William J. Miller
11. CIVIL WAR COMMAND & STRATEGY (The Process of Victory & Defeat) by Archer Jones
12. CIVIL WAR FRONT PAGES (A Collection of Front Pages from North & South) edited by John Wagman
13. CIVIL WAR GHOST STORIES by Angus Konstam
14. CIVIL WAR 101 by Donald Cartmell
15. CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS (Their Expectations & their Experiences) by Reid Mitchell
16. CIVIL WAR TRIVIA & FACT BOOK by Webb Garrison
17. DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR (Everything You Need to Know About America’s Greatest Conflict But Never Learned) by Kenneth C. Davis
18. EMBATTLED COURAGE (The Experience of Combat in the Civil War) by Gerald F. Linderman {2}
19. EMBATTLED SHRINE (Jamestown in the Civil War) by David F. Riggs
20. LINCOLN &McCLELLAN (The Troubled Partnership Between a President & His General) by John C. Waugh
21. MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION edited by Michael Perman& Amy M. Taylor
22. MAPS AND MAPMAKERS OF THE CIVIL WAR BY Earl B. McElfresh
23. MORE CIVIL WAR CURIOSITIES (Fascinating Tales, Infamous Characters, and Strange Coincidences) by Webb Garrison
24. 1001 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR by Frank E. Vandiver
25. PARTNERS IN COMMAND (The Relationships Between Leaders in the Civil War) by Joseph T.Glatthar
26. PORTRAITS OF WAR (Civil War Photographers and Their Work) by George Sullivan
27. REBUILDING A NATION (Picking Up the Pieces) by Cobblestone Publishing
28. SOLDIER LIFE & THE SECRET SERVICE (Photographic History of the Civil War) by Francis T. Miller
29. SOLDIERS BLUE & GRAY by James I. Robertson
30. TARNISHED VICTORY (Finishing Lincoln’s War) by William Marvel
31. THE CIVIL WAR ALMANAC Edited by John S. Bowman
32. THE CIVIL WAR COOKBOOK by William C. Davis
33. THE CIVIL WAR FACT AND QUIZ BOOK by Rod Gragg
34. THE CIVIL WAR MILITARY MACHINE (Weapons & Tactics of Union & Confederate Armed Forces) by Ian Drury & Tony Gibbons
35. THE CIVIL WAR IN POPULAR CULTURE (A Reusable Past) by Jim Cullen
36. THE CIVIL WAR (Strange & Fascinating Facts) by Burke Davis {3}
37. THE CLASS OF 1846 by John G. Waugh{2}
38. THE GRAND DESIGN (Strategy & the U.S. Civil War) by Donald Stoker
39. TRUE CRIME IN THE CIVIL WAR (Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder & Abuse) by Tobin T.Buhk
40. WHY THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR edited by Richard E. Beringer, Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones, & William N. Still, Jr.

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WAR OF THE REBELLION (OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES) REPRINTED 1985

Series I
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 15
Vol. 30
Vol. 41

Series II
Vol. 7

 

 

1. Cold Harbor (A Novel)by Charles Frazier
2. Gettysburg(A Novel) Fiction by Newt Gingrich & William R. Forstchen
3. Gods and Generals (A Novel of the Civil War) by Jeff Shaara
4. Hard Road to Gettysburg (A Novel) by Ted Jones
5. No Less Than Victory (A Novel of World War II) by Jeff Shaara
6.North and South(A Novel) by John Jakes
7. Play for a Kingdom(A Novel) by Thomas Dyja
7. The Killer Angels (A Novel of 4 Days at Gettysburg) by Michael Shaara
8. The Last Full Measure (The Sequel to The Killer Angels) by Jeff Shaara
9. The March (A Novel) by E. L. Doctorow
10. The Widow of the South(A Novel) by Robert Hicks

 

1. ASSORTED PAMPHLETS ON BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG & GETTYSBURG
ADDRESS
2. LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP (Editors of CIVIL WAR TIMES) Collector’s Edition
3. UNDER A WILD SKY (John James Audobon& the Making of the Birds of America)
by William Souder
4.VHS SETS:
a. CIVIL WAR JOURNAL (Vol. 1-6) by A & E Home Video
b. GODS AND GENERALS (2 TAPES)
5. Sid Meier’s GETTYSBURG (CD-ROM GAME)
6.NEW YORK TIMES COMMEMORATIVE NEWSPAPER SECTIONS (96 Pages)
7. piece CIVIL WAR JIGSAW PUZZLE
8. OTHER CLAY (A Remembrance of the World War II Infantry) by Charles R. Cawthon
9. POLK (The Man Who Transformed the Presidency & America) by Walter Borneman
10.1776 (America & Britain at War) by David McCullough

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