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1 Gentleman And Soldier

MISC

539646 
Price: 9.96 USD

 

 

2 Horse Soldier: Volume III The Last of the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Brink of th...

Oklahoma Press

123943 
Price: 39.95 USD

 
 

 

3 Indian Wars

History Compass

600877 
Price: 8.95 USD

 

 

4 The Alamo 1836 [CAM 089]

OSPREY

760900 
Price: 18.95 USD

 
 

 

5 The Seven Years' War [ EH6]

OSPREY

761916 
Price: 14.95 USD

 

 

6 CD: History of the United States Cavalry, From the Formation of the Federal Government to the 1st of June 1863. To which is added a list of all the cavalry regiments, with the names of their commanders, which have been in the United States service since the breaking out of the rebellion
Albert G. Brackett
(1865), 2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, index, 349 pp, Heritage Books
This is probably the first such work on the U.S. Cavalry to be published. To that end, this modest-sized volume is packed with information about many aspects of the horse soldiers. Beginning with the cavalry's origins in 1793, the history moves through the War of 1812, the Creek War, the Black Hawk War, the Florida War, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. It also covers the formation and disbanding of selected regiments, numerous battles and skirmishes, commentary on the lives and deaths of selected officers, the soldiering life, arms, horse care, and troubles with the Mormons. The author was well qualified to write this history; he served as an officer in the U.S. cavalry and also as the Special Inspector of Cavalry, Department of the Cumberland. New full name index.
CD2390 
Price: 12.00 USD

 
 

 

7 Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers 1818-1864: District of Columbia
Alycon Trubey Pierce, CG
1998, 5½x8½, paper, index, 248 pp, Heritage Books
In the 1960s the National Archives staff culled out selected "settled accounts" that had genealogical value from the pension payments (these are records not found in the pension application files). These are the records for the District of Columbia pension office, they cover Revolutionary War pensions for the most part but include other wars. They include such information as remarriage of widows, places and length of residence. They contain more than just DC residents.
P0038 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
The Black Watch: The Record Of An Historic Regiment, Archibald Forbes, L.L.D


8 The Black Watch: The Record Of An Historic Regiment
Archibald Forbes, L.L.D
(1896) 2002, paper, index, 316 pp, Heritage Books
“It was as the result of a suggestion made to the authorities by Duncan Forbes of Culloden that in 1729 it was determined on that a certain number of Highland clansmen should be embodied in the character of a species of local gendarmerie. …The ‘Black Watch,’ or as is its Gaelic name, ‘Am Freiceadan Dubh,’ was the appellation given to the independent companies of which, with reinforcements, the regiment was subsequently formed. From the time that the companies were first embodied until they were regimented the Highlanders continued to wear the dress of their country.” Chapters include: The Genesis of the Regiment—1729-40; “Lochaber No More!”—1743; Fontenoy—The Baptist of Fire—1745; Home and Continental Service—1745-56; Service in North America—1756; Ticonderoga—1758; Martinique and Guadaloupe—1759; North America—1759; Martinique Once Again—1762; Conquest of the Havannah—1762; Fort Pitt and the Backwoods—1762-67; Home Service—1767-76; The War of Independence—1776-82; America and Home; Flanders—1794-95; West Indies and Minorca—1795-1800; Alexandria—1801; Home Service—1801-1805; Gibraltar—1805-1808; Retreat and Battle of Coruña—1809; Home Service and Walcheren; Wellington’s Peninsular Campaigns—1810-1814; Quatra Bras and Waterloo; The Crimean War; The Indian Mutiny; The Ashanti Campaign and the Nile Expedition; and Some Pets of the Regiment. A wealth of names, dates and events fill the pages of this detailed history.
F2195 
Price: 27.50 USD

 
 
Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Three, Bob Bearor


9 Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Three
Bob Bearor
(2004), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 238 pp, Heritage Books
In this Bob Bearor's third and final book in the 'Leading by Example' trilogy we learn of the exploits of Nicolas D'Allieboust de Manthet who, in the late seventeenth century, routed Iroquois warriors at the Lake of Two Mountains, helped mount an attack on Albany, and led punitive raids against the Mohawks. This work also records the accomplishments of French-Canadian partisan fighters who were active during the last great war for the empire from 1754 to 1760. The three Native American warriors - Piskaret, Escumbuit and Grey Lock - who kept the New England frontier in disarray during this time are introduced by George "Peskunck" Larrabee who powerfully relates their fascinating stories. Also included, is a segment by Canadian author, Francois Gousse, on Lieutenant Wolff, a German who accompanied Baron Dieskau to North America in 1755 and went on to become a very successful partisan leader among the Lake Champlain-Lake George corridor. Bearor closes discussing the paritsan leader, Jean-Baptiste Levreault de Langis de Montegron (Langy), whose remarkable career included participation in the siege of Fort Beausejour, successful attacks on Fort Bull and Oswego in 1756 and providing services against Rogers' Rangers between 1757 and 1760. Bearor gives us a valuable look into war from the perspective of those who fought desperately and lost everything.
B2514 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Two, Bob Bearor


10 Leading By Example, Partisan Fighters & Leaders Of New France, 1660-1760: Volume Two
Bob Bearor
(2003), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 152 pp, Heritage Books
Volume Two covers Daniel Greysolon DuLuth, Madeleine Vercheres, St. Luc de la Corne, Daniel Beaujeu and Jean-Daniel Dumas, with a brief chapter on native foods for wilderness survival. “The partisan leaders have vanished forever, like the prints of their snowshoes and the swirls of their paddles. The accounts of their lives must not.” Bob Bearor is a person whom I refer to as a “trekker’s Trekker.” He possesses a focus that not only encompasses the written work, but also the experience that hands-on learning can bring. Taken together, these two facets create great reading. Bearor’s latest works deal with the mostly forgotten partisan leaders of New France during the French and Indian War period. These fighters early on adopted North American Indian tactics and became masters of “la petite guerre.” Another interesting point is Bob’s chapter on modern-day trekking and how it relates to the study of history. Woodland experience is essential to understanding the North American eighteenth-century mind. Without it we merely read the words of an author. With it, you possess a three-dimensional portrait of reality. - Tim Shaw. On The Trail magazine. History often overlooks the brave exploits of the leaders of lost causes. Blazing a new trail, author Bob Bearor has revived the memory of heroic French woods fighters that he acclaims in his three books about French Partisan Fighters and Leaders of New France, 1660-1760. His stirring portrayals of little known leaders clearly Demonstrate that, despite overwhelming British power, there were partisan leaders that often routed superior British forces during the mini-war in the forest. Bearor's narrative style has an authentic quality that is the mark of an experienced woodsman and wilderness guide. Congratulations, Bob, for bringing to life the bravery, ingenuity and tenacity of these early French Partisan Leaders. - Alfred E. Kayworth, author, Abenaki Warrior-The Life and Times of Chief Escumbuit Legends of the Pond-Stories of Big Island Pond, and The Scalp Hunters, with co-author, Raymond Potvin.
B2348 
Price: 18.00 USD

 
 

 

11 Redcoats, Yankees, and Allies: A History of the Uniforms, Clothing, and Gear of the British Army
Brenton C. Kemmer
(1998), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 180 pp, Heritage Books
Illustrated by Joe Lee. The vital Lake George - Lake Champlain corridor, always a strategic link between New England and Canada, is the geographical setting of this study of the uniforms and clothing of British and Yankee soldiers and their Native American allies during the French and Indian War. Historians and reenactors alike will consider this book indispensable! Brief historical sketches of the British campaigns of 1755-1760 provide ample background information. A general description of the military clothing, gear and equipment issued during this period is followed by detailed descriptions of the items worn and used by the different groups: Yankee Provincials, Rangers and Light Infantry, Redcoats, Indian allies, and auxiliary troops. Thirty-three excellent illustrations by well-known artist Joe Lee greatly enhance this volume. Sixteen informative appendices include: marching order and parade dress of the British army, descriptions of "small clothes," regimental lace, facing colors, examples of markings, clothing and gear issuance of 14 regiments and two Ranger units, and a description of British musicians' coats and gear. Includes a glossary and an index of names, places and subjects.
K0905 
Price: 18.50 USD

 
Genesis: Rogers' Rangers, The First Green Berets, Burt Garfield Loescher


12 Genesis: Rogers' Rangers, The First Green Berets
Burt Garfield Loescher
(1969), 2000, 6x9, cloth, 336 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
This collectible classic, much sought after by connoisseurs of colonial American military history, is once again in print. Originally published in 1969, it constitutes Volume II of Burt Loescher's meticulously researched History of Rogers' Rangers. This work offers the complete record of every action, ambuscade, scout and expedition of Major Robert Rogers and his Rangers from April 6, 1758 (just after their defeat in the Battle on Snowshoes during the French and Indian War), to their disbandment on December 24, 1783, at the end of the American Revolution. From 1758 to 1761, the Rangers were active as scouts and advance guards from Canada to the West Indies. Known mainly for their ambuscades around Fort Ticonderoga and Lake Champlain, they also served at the siege of Louisbourg, the fall of Quebec, on the Great Lakes, and in the Southern theatre against the Cherokee. In 1763 the corps was revived to take part in Pontiac's Rebellion. During the American Revolution, Rogers fought on the British side and commanded Rogers' Queen's and King's Rangers. Tragically, this extraordinary leader died in disgrace a few years after the Revolution in a London debtors' prison. Robert Rogers' famous Ranging Rules for bush fighting have been handed down and adapted by elite military corps such as Darby's Rangers in World War II and the Green Berets in Vietnam. Mr. Loescher's monumental study of Rogers' Rangers remains unequaled to this day. The 20-page bibliography alone is a valuable research aid. It lists principal sources from the Public Records Office in London; Huntington Library; the Public Archives of Canada; Clements Library; Rogers' papers, and dozens of unpublished diaries and other works. Several excellent battle maps illuminate the text, along with a portrait of Major Rogers by the well-known artist, R. S. Embleton, and an illustration by the author of Rogers' Rangers' uniforms, 1758-1783. Attractively hardbound in dark green cloth and stamped with gold foil.
L1575 
Price: 37.00 USD

 
 
Military Cartridge Headstamps Collectors Guide, Charles Conklin


13 Military Cartridge Headstamps Collectors Guide
Charles Conklin
(2006), 2007, 8½x11, paper, 156 pp, Heritage Books
This book is a convenient source of reference material for the collector in a handy table format. Headstamps are rendered in detailed drawings under the flag of their respective country of origin. Actual enhanced headstamp and side view photo examples are shown along with case length, rim, neck and bullet diameter measurements. The process of evolving cartridge components that perform well in the field will no doubt become evident to you as you compare form and function to learn which ideas worked better than others. A bibliography and headstamp index add to the usefulness of this quick reference guide.
C4117 
Price: 35.00 USD

 

 

14 CD: Preliminary Inventory of the General Records of the Department of State: Record Group 59, No. 157
Daniel T. Goggin and H. Stephen Helton
(1963), 2007, CD, Adobe Acrobat, v6, Graphic Images, PC and Mac, 322 pp , Heritage Books, Inc
"Today the responsibilities of the Department of State lie almost entirely in the field of foreign affairs. In this field the Department assists the President to promote and maintain friendly relations with foreign countries. Specifically, it aids in negotiating treaties and other international agreements, in determining measures to be taken to fulfill treaty obligations, in protecting U.S. citizens abroad and U.S. foreign interests, in deciding on the recognition of new governments and determining the status of belligerents, and in receiving foreign diplomatic agents to the United States and issuing exequaturs to foreign consuls. The Department administers the U.S. Foreign Service, conducts the diplomatic and consular correspondence, gathers information of political and economic conditions throughout the world, and carries out the laws and regulations governing alien immigrations, the issuance of passports, and the international traffic in arms, munitions, and implements of war…The Department's domestic duties have varied considerably through the years." Many of these duties have at different times been terminated or passed on to other agencies of the Government. "The inventory is organized in two main parts. Part I describes the central files of the Department of State, 1789-1944; Part II describes subgroups of records created and maintained by past and present administrative units of the Department, records relating to certain functions of the Department, and records relating to certain events, such as the Civil War and the War of 1812-all of which for one reason or another were kept separate from the central files. Because the Department of State has undergone many reorganizations and has lost most of its former domestic duties, it has been impossible to present the records described in Part II according to any pattern of organization or continuing function of the Department. The second part, therefore, has been organized alphabetically by key word in the title of each subgroup of records described."
CD4200 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 

 

15 Custer: Frederick Whittaker’s Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Major General of Volunteers, Brevet Major General U.S. Army and Lieutenant-Colonel Seventh U.S. Cavalry
Don Heinrich Tolzmann
(1876), 1993, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 648 pp, Heritage Books
First published in 1876 it was written from the contemporary perspective of Frederick Whittaker, an author who was well-known for his dime novels about swashbuckling adventurers, and who greatly admired Custer. In a new introduction, the editor discusses Custer, both man and myth, as well as his symbolic importance today. He traces the development of the public perception of Custer as a hero and as a villain, and eventually as a Civil War and Western hero, worthy of honor, but with all the faults and frailties of any human being.
T3860 
Price: 43.50 USD

 
Company A of the Fortieth Georgia Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Service, Dorothy Holland Herring


16 Company A of the Fortieth Georgia Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Service
Dorothy Holland Herring
2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, 227 pp, Heritage Books
This company was organized in Dallas, Paulding County, Georgia on 24 February 1862 and was commanded by Colonel Adba Johnson. It fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina. This unit fought in the last battle at Bentonville and surrendered at Greensboro.
H0620 
Price: 19.00 USD

 
 
Glimpses of Glory: The Regimental History of the 61st Illinois Volunteers with Regimental Roster, Drew D. Dukett


17 Glimpses of Glory: The Regimental History of the 61st Illinois Volunteers with Regimental Roster
Drew D. Dukett
(2000), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 170 pp, Heritage Books
March with the 61st Illinois Volunteers through the American Civil War in the Western Theater, and you will understand the character of the men who fought to preserve the Union during our nation's greatest challenge. Drew Dukett has written a wonderful story about ordinary men and their families enmeshed in extraordinary events. Glimpses of Glory provides a moving experience of the human dimension of war."- Dr. Charles E. White, author of The Enlightened Soldier and the former Chief of Military History at the United States Army Infantry School. The author opens with a brief look at the settlement and early history of Illinois, followed by the formation and life of the regiment. Many significant figures and events are noted, including: Colonel Jacob Fry, Shiloh, the Battle of Corinth, the siege of Vicksburg, the capture of Little Rock, the Battle of Overall's Creek, and much more. Battles are examined from two perspectives. General Grant's objectives for a particular theater of operations are outlined first, followed by a description of the role of the 61st in accomplishing those objectives. An official roster of the regiment, portraits and maps enhance this work.
D1405 
Price: 22.50 USD

 
A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787, E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra


18 A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787
E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra
(1978), 2007, 6x9, paper, index, 226 pp, Heritage Books
During the American Revolution men from the Old Dominion served in both Continental and state military establishments consisting of a sometimes bewildering array of regiments, battalions, corps, legions, detachments, and companies. A valuable aid to the study of Virginia’s military contributions to American Independence.
S0652 
Price: 22.50 USD

 
 
A Dose of Frontier Soldiering:  The Memoirs of Corporal E.A. Bode, Frontier Regular infantry, 1877-1882, edited by Thomas T. Smith.


19 A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E.A. Bode, Frontier Regular infantry, 1877-1882
edited by Thomas T. Smith.
250 pages, Illus., maps, paperback, University of Nebraska Press
Emil Adolph Bode, a German immigrant down on his luck, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1877 and served for five years. More literate than most of his fellow soldiers, Bode described western flora and fauna, commenting on the American Indians he encountered as well as the slaughter of the buffalo, the hard and lonely life of the cowboy, and towns and settlements he passed through. His observations, seasoned with wry wit and sympathy, offer a truer picture of the frontier military experience than all the dashing cavalry charges and thundering artillery in Western literature.

About Author
Thomas T. Smith is a regular army lieutenant colonel of infantry assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. He is the editor of Mary Leefe Laurence’s Daughter of the Regiment (Nebraska 1994).

Reviews
“Bode’s literary skills matched an inquisitive eye and wry wit and helped make his soldier narrative utterly endearing. . . . With unbridled curiosity, Bode makes sumptuous reading of even the most ordinary experiences.”—Montana.

“Bode was extraordinary in intelligence, literacy, intellectual curiosity, and skill at writing and mapmaking. Accounts by privates and corporals in the post–Civil War infantry are rare; this is one of the best.”—True West.

“Uncommon and perceptive memoirs, perhaps the best published account by an enlisted infantryman from the era.”—Western Historical Quarterly
261608 
Price: 14.95 USD

 

 

20 CD: Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Washington Headquarters: Record Group 105
Elaine Everly
(1973), 2006, CD, Adobe Acrobat, v6, Graphic Images, PC and Mac, 46 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The Freedmen's Bureau was a part of the War Department whose duties included "the supervision and management of all abandoned lands and the control of all subjects relating to refugees and freedmen from rebel states, or from any district or country within the territory embraced in the operations of the Army," During the first year of its existence the Bureau issued rations and clothing to destitute freedmen and refugees, operated hospitals and freedmen's camps, provided transportation to refugees and freedmen returning to their homes or relocating to other parts of the country, distributed supplies, found employment for freedmen, established schools for both children and adults, leased or supervised the cultivation of abandoned or confiscated lands, received applications and acted upon the restoration of property, helped black soldiers and sailors file and collect claims for bounties, pay arrearages, and pensions. "When the Bureau was abolished in 1872, its records and remaining functions were transferred to the Freedmen's Branch in the Office of the Adjutant General." The records in this inventory are the Washington office Records which include both the headquarters records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands and the Headquarter records of the Freedmen's Branch of the Office of the Adjutant General. "The records of the Commissioner and his Assistant Adjutant General are described first, followed by the records of the offices established in 1865, the offices added in 1866, and the special offices created after 1866. Entries describing the records of each office or division are preceded by a brief account of the unit's functions."
CD4038 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
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