American Civil War, Civil War Pictorial Histories, Civil War Music, Stan Cohen

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Soldier of the Union

By Ken Hechler

Ken Hechler, through the period letters of his ancestors, George and John Hechler, gives a vivid account of the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War and the trials and tribulations faced by the two men. From camp life at Parkersburg and Summersville, to the bloody battlefields of Lewisburg, Antietam, Chickamauga and others, the 36th regiment served valiantly, described here in detail by the Hechler boys. Partially printed in a series of articles in The Parkersburg News in 1962, this is the first time these letters have been pyblished in their entirety. —Terry Lowry, Civil War Historian and author of September Blood: The Battle of Carnifex Ferry and Last Sleep: The Battle of Droop Mountain 

7"X10", 253 pages, 35 photos, paperback, $19.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510-157-6



A Pictorial Guide to West Virginia’s Civil War Sites

by Stan Cohen

This book is a classic and comprehensive collection of Civil War history—a must-have for Civil War buffs and historians alike. It contains photographs and historical data for more than 230 of the state’s Civil War sites—ranging from historic houses, buildings and monuments to inspiring battlefields and poignant cemeteries.

8 1/2"x 11", 180 pages, 250 photos, 24 maps, paperback, $15.95.
ISBN 1-891852-03-5

Moses Ezekiel Civil War Soldier, Renowned Sculptor

by Stan Cohen & Keith Gibson

Few artists of the 19th century were as well-known during their lifetime as was Moses Ezekiel. The first Jewish cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, he fought in the battle of New Market in 1864. Encouraged by General R. E. Lee to pursue his artistic calling, Ezekiel studied in Europe and became the first American to win the coveted Prix de Rome. The expatriate Virginian established his studio in the ancient Baths of Diocletian in Rome. Three European monarchs knighted Ezekiel for his works; he was a favorite among artists, composers and fellow expatriates. Visiting Ezekiel”s studio was a must-see stop for American tourists, including Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt.

7"x10", 172 pages, 190 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 978-1-57510131-6

A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments
and Equipment, Volumes I, II and III  by Dr. Gordon Dammann

Volume I is an  impressive collection of instruments and equipment serve to illustrate the practices and techniques used by surgeons and doctors treating battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers on both sides during the American Civil War. 8 1/2"x11", 104 pages, 200 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 0-933126-32-8

Volume II offers new information on a long-neglected Civil War subject written by one of the leading authorities on Civil War medical history. 8 1/2"x11", 96 pages, 297 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 0-933126-94-8

Volume III begins with the men of healing and continues with their education, uniforms and personal equipment, the removal of the wounded, the wounded themselves, the Sanitary Commission, the Christian Commission, medical artifacts in relic condition and ends with a chapter titled “Buyers Beware." 8 1/2"x11", 132 pages, 350 photos, paperback, $9.95. ISBN 1-57510-034-7

A Pictorial History of Civil War Era Musical Instruments
and Military Bands

by Robert Garofalo & Mark Elrod

Contents of this book include early brass band instruments, Civil War era brass instruments, rope tension drums, rudimental drumming, military bands and bandsmen (1861–65). Numerous photos help readers immerse themselves in this bygone era.

8 1/2"x11", 124 pages, 240 photos, 7 pages color, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 0-933126-60-3

Civil War Paper Items
From the Rosanna A. Blake Confederate Collection, Marshal University

by Jack L. Dickinson

The paper items illustrated in this book are only a sampling of the thousands of of items in the collection. These items document a fallen government. The Confederacy in its short life had its own propaganda image, extending even into the schoolbooks of children and “approved” religious publications. The Confederacy had it own currency, its own diplomats, and, as with any country, those who would amass personal wealth or power.

8 1/2"x 11", 124 pages, hundreds of photos, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-118-1

The Civil War in West Virginia
A Pictorial History

by Stan Cohen

From John Brown’s inflammatory raid at Harpers Ferry to the first land battle at Philippi, and through the surrender of McNeill’s Rangers at the end of the war, this book looks at the skirmishes, battles and politics that shaped West Virginia’s role in the Civil War.

8 1/2"x 11", 180 pages, 250 photos, 24 maps, paperback, $15.95.
ISBN 1-891852-03-5

The General & The Texas
A Pictorial History of the Andrews Raid, April 12, 1862

by Stan Cohen & James G. Bogle

The Andrews Raid, or as it is more commonly known “The Great Locomotive Chase,” involved a small raiding party of 22 troopers from several Ohio regiments and two civilians including James J. Andrews, the leader. It was a very risky venture designed to disrupt rail traffic between two important Southern supply cities, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga. Isolating these points would give the Federal Army a chance to strike deep into the heart of the Confederacy.

8 1/2"x 11", 160 pages, 233 photos, maps, paperback, $17.95.
ISBN 1-57510-060-6

Cooney Ricketts
Child of the Regiment

by Jack L. Dickinson

This fascinating and exciting true story of a young boy caught up in the great Civil War reveals a lot about this heart-rending period of American history. We find heroes and cowards, angels and villains, sinners and churchgoers, paupers and statesmen. At some point in his life, Lucien C. “Cooney” Ricketts played each one of those rolls.

7"x10", 166 pages, 50 photos, maps, drawings, paperback, $14.95
ISBN 1-57510-085-1

Images of the Civil War In West Virginia

by Terry Lowry and Stan Cohen

Although the state’s terrain precluded the major battles that were occurring in the east and west and the ability of photographers to roam the country, a remarkable number of images have been found. Additional drawings were found in the major news magazines of the day such as Harpers Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and the New York Illustrated News. Enjoy this fascinating collection.

8 1/2"x 11", 216 pages, more than 370 photos, maps, illustrations, paperback, $19.95. ISBN 1-891852-12-4

Rise of the Ironclads

by George F. Amadon

This book examines the design, conversion, manufacture, design problems and operating features of the warships U.S.S. Monitor and U.S.S. Merrimack (later captured by the Confederates and renamed C.S.S. Virginia). It will demonstrate the complete havoc wrought on the northern wooden ships by the Virginia at Hampton Roads and relate the confrontation of the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack).

11"x8 1/2", 80 pages, 60 photos, full-color foldout, paperback, $12.95. ISBN 0-933126-90-5

Civil War Military Music

Sixty minutes of music performed on authentic mid-19th century instruments. Twenty-two musical selections from Union & Confederate bandbooks: quickstep medleys, marches, patriotic airs, ballads and polkas.

Compact Disk, $14.95

Dixie & Bonnie Blue Flag
Military Band Music of the Confederacy

Cassette, $8.95

Battle Cry Of Freedom
Military Music of Union Army bands

Cassette, $8.95

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