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Image for Furlough: The Civil War Diaries of Sarah Belle Bright and Charles Alexander Elder of Trenton, Tennessee 1861-1867

Furlough: The Civil War Diaries of Sarah Belle Bright and Charles Alexander Elder of Trenton, Tennessee 1861-1867

By: Andrew Hays

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: H4778

ISBN: 0788447785

Condition: 74 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 74 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Charles Elder of Gibson County, Tennessee, was a twenty-three year old law student in the spring of 1861, when he decided he must do the right thing. He answered the South's call to duty and mustered with F Company of the 4th Tennessee Infantry, the West Tennessee Rifles. As daunting as the prospects of marching off to that terrible war must have seemed, there was one thing weighing even heavier on Charley's heart...he was madly in love with Belle Bright. Belle Bright wa... View more info

Image for A Voyage Round The World By the Way of the Great South Sea, Perform’d in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 Guns and 100 Men, (under His Majesty’s Commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late War with the Spanish Crown) till she was cast away on the Island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu’d in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, Etc.

A Voyage Round The World By the Way of the Great South Sea, Perform’d in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 Guns and 100 Men, (under His Majesty’s Commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late War with the Spanish Crown) till she was cast away on the Island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu’d in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, Etc.

By: Capt. George Shelvocke, Commander of the Speedwell, Recovery, &c. in this Expedition

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1726)

Seller ID: S2341

ISBN: 0078842341X

Condition: 518 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1726), 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, 518 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


In 1718-9, the Success, commanded by Capt. Clipperton, expedition chief, and the Speed-well under Capt. Shelvocke set sail from England bound for the west coast of the Americas to take and seize Spanish ships. A terrifying tempest separated the two ships right at the start of this perilous adventure. Violent seas, a shipwreck and mutineers keep the pages turning! Readers can expect a faithful account of Shelvocke’s seafaring along the coasts of Chili, Peru and Mex... View more info

I Seat Myself to Write you a Few Lines: Civil War and Homestead Letters from Thomas Lucas and Family

By: Dona Bayard Sauerburger and Thomas Lucas Bayard

Price: $62.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: S4167

ISBN: 0788441671

Condition: (2002), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 448 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


From Civil War soldier to homesteader, the life of Thomas Lucas and those of his family members are revealed in this book through hundreds of letters written during a span of more than fifty years. Thomas and his wife Letty grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, but their lives were disrupted in 1861 when Civil War broke out. Thomas heeded the patriotic call, leaving his pregnant wife and their baby daughter Millie to serve for three years in the First Pennsylvania Cavalr... View more info

I Seat Myself to Write you a Few Lines: Civil War and Homestead Letters from Thomas Lucas and Family

By: Dona Bayard Sauerburger and Thomas Lucas Bayard

Price: $62.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: S4167-set

ISBN: 0788441671

Condition: 470 pages, 8.5x11, (2002), 2007, 8.5x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 470 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


From Civil War soldier to homesteader, the life of Thomas Lucas and those of his family members are revealed in this book through hundreds of letters written during a span of more than fifty years. Thomas and his wife Letty grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, but their lives were disrupted in 1861 when Civil War broke out. Thomas heeded the patriotic call, leaving his pregnant wife and their baby daughter Millie to serve for three years in the First Pennsylvania Cavalr... View more info

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A Journey Through the West: Thomas Rodney's 1803 Journal From Delaware To the Mississippi Territory

By: edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick.

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press: c1997

Seller ID: 411799

ISBN: 0821411799

Condition: 280 pages, 294 pages, illus., maps, bibliog., index, 1997, hardback, Hardcover, Ohio University Press


In A Journey through the West, Thomas Rodney writes vividly about flea-infested taverns, bad roads, drunken crew members, squatters, Indians sodden berths, food from the wild and treacherous waters. His is one of the most detailed early-nineteenth-century travel accounts. Rodney, a Revolutionary War patriot and veteran, had been active in Delaware politics and had served in the Continental Congress. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson appointed him as a land comm... View more info

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A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, 4th Artillery, USA

By: edited by Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. and Timothy D. Johnson

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Kent State University Press: c2002

Seller ID: 387392

ISBN: 0873387392

Condition: 248 pages, ill., maps, cloth, Kent State University Press


A welcome addition to the eyewitness sources available to researchers and scholars of the U.S.-Mexican War.Born in July 1821, Danield Harvey Hill grew up in "genteel poverty" on a large plantation in York District, South Carolina. He entered West Point and graduated in the middle of the renowned Class of 1842. Following garrison duty as a junior lieutenant with the First and Third Artilleries, Hill joined the Fourth Artillery at Fortress Monroe in January 184... View more info

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The Diary of Benjamin Reynolds: The Journal of a Voyage ’round Cape Horn from Philadelphia to Chile and back again via Rio de Janiero in 1840-41

By: Rosalie Esmond Blizard

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1993)

Seller ID: B0796

ISBN: 1556137966

Condition: 80 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1993), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, 80 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Imagine yourself, a young man of 20 in the year 1840, about to embark on a sailing ship for an adventure you will never forget This diary is one of those wonderful treasures that we all hope to discover in the attic. Consists of Mr. Reynolds’ departure from Philadelphia, his voyage, descriptions of Valparaiso, Rio de Janiero, and the return voyage home. 80 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1993), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, 80 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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With A True God Bless: Civil War Letters

By: Suzanne Meredith

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: M4471

ISBN: 0788444719

Condition: 130 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 130 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


History is personal, but never more so than in this volume of letters. Life flows through the river of time on a tide of words. The heartfelt words from forgotten patriots, both men and women, that are preserved on these pages were written just before the outbreak of the Great Rebellion in 1861 and extend through the end of the hostilities. They speak of love, homesickness, primal fear and incredible pain. Intimate thoughts are expressed by people who lived and died duri... View more info