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Battle of Gettysburg - The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs By Robert Jones
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The Battle of Gettysburg ended, but what was left behind was unimaginable....51,000 casualties covered the battlefield. As in any momentous event in history, the participants sought some kind of... More > remembrance, something they could gaze at in their twilight years and reminisce about their part of that historical event, and eventually hand down to the next generation. Be it a button, bullet, canteen, photograph, or even a handful of the sacred soil…..just something. Collecting relics and souvenirs continued with the returning veterans and still continues right up until today. I spent the last 20+ years acquiring and cataloging artifacts from this famous battle and have now included many of these rare and unusual pieces in this book. Also included are the often overlooked souvenirs, which now have become collectible in themselves, especially the early examples. It is entirely in color with over 700 photographs and is the first serious study done strictly on the relics and souvenirs from Gettysburg.< Less
Battle of Gettysburg - The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs By Robert Jones
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Many books have been published on the Battle of Gettysburg, but this is the first serious work done entirely on the battlefield, recovered relics, artifacts related to Gettysburg, as well as the... More > Gettysburg souvenirs and the town itself. There are over 700 photographs of some of the most interesting, unique and rare items...many never seen for over 100 years. Period images of the battlefield accompany the stories surrounding these artifacts. This is a full color publication.< Less
Civil War Artillery - A Pictorial Introduction By Robert Jones
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In 1861, a blast of artillery aimed at Fort Sumter started four years of the most horrendous period in American history. On the morning of April 12th, forty three Confederate cannons opened up on the... More > fortress. Miraculously, no one on either side had been killed or seriously wounded – a battle conclusion with these results would rarely happen again.The Confederacy had to struggle to place artillery and ammunition in the field. While the Union had 163 field guns on hand, the Confederacy had only 35 when the war began. Also, most of the gunpowder mills were located in the North. Take a trip through time beginning with the infancy of artillery during the American Revolution until the final shots were fired at Appomattox. Most of the major battles are visited, along with some lesser engagements, and the role that the artillery played regarding their outcome. With over 500 photographs, (many previously unpublished), the reader will get a real feel what it was like to serve with the artillery during the Civil War.< Less
Civil War Artillery: A Pictorial Introduction By Robert Jones
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In 1861, a blast of artillery aimed at Fort Sumter started four years of the most horrendous period in American history. On the morning of April 12th, forty three Confederate cannons opened up on the... More > fortress. Miraculously, no one on either side had been killed or seriously wounded – a battle conclusion with these results would rarely happen again. The Confederacy had to struggle to place artillery and ammunition in the field. While the Union had 163 field guns on hand, the Confederacy had only 35 when the war began. Also, most of the gunpowder mills were located in the North. Take a trip through time beginning with the infancy of artillery during the American Revolution until the final shots were fired at Appomattox. Most of the major battles are visited, along with some lesser engagements, and the role that the artillery played regarding their outcome. With over 550 photographs, (many previously unpublished), the reader will get a real feel what it was like to serve with the artillery during the Civil War.< Less
The Civil War Canteen : Second Edition By Robert Jones
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With the outbreak of hostilities in April of 1861, thousands of men would be called upon to leave the safety of their homes and go off to war. This would be a new experience; for many of these... More > "citizen soldiers" it would be the first time they were away from their home towns. These new recruits would not only have to fight their fellow Americans, in many cases they would be facing their own relatives on the battlefield. Some men would carry muskets, others revolvers. Some would be firing cannons, while others waving swords. But there was one thing they all had in common, both enlisted man and officer, they all carried canteens. There are over two hundred and seventy five photographs in the book, many were taken during the Civil War, along with numerous different types of original canteens, both Union and Confederate. This 80 page book will give the reader a rare opportunity to take a glimpse into the past to see what the soldier used and some of the battlefields he fought on.< Less
Battle of Gettysburg: The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs By Robert Jones
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The Battle of Gettysburg ended, but what was left behind, was unimaginable, 51,000 casualties (23,000 Union and 28,000 Confederate). Private residences took in and cared for these suffering soldiers.... More > Without these caring townspeople, the death rate would have increased tremendously. The soldiers realized that they were part of history in the making. As in any momentous event, the participants sought some kind of remembrance from the battle, something they could gaze at in their twilight years and reminisce about being part of such an historical event. Be it a button, a bullet, canteen, photograph, letter, or even a handful of the sacred soil.....just something. Collecting of these relics continued with the veterans, right up until today. The author has spent the last 20 years acquiring and documenting these artifacts and has now included many of them in this book which was released in 2008 (revised 2009).< Less
The Civil War Canteen By Robert Jones
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With the outbreak of hostilities in April of 1861, thousands of men would be called upon to leave the safety of their homes and go off to war. This would be a new experience; for many of these... More > "citizen soldiers" it would be the first time they were away from their home towns. These new recruits would not only have to fight their fellow Americans, in many cases they would be facing their own relatives on the battlefield. Some men would carry muskets, others revolvers. Some would be firing cannons, while others waving swords. But there was one thing they all had in common, both enlisted man and officer, they all carried canteens. There are nearly two hundred and seventy five photographs in the book, many were taken during the Civil War, along with numerous different types of original canteens, both Union and Confederate. This 71 page book will give the reader a rare opportunity to take a glimpse into the past to see what the soldier used and some of the battlefields he fought on.< Less
Battle of Gettysburg : The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs By Robert Jones
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Many books have been published on the Battle of Gettysburg, but this is the first one devoted entirely to the battlefield recovered relics, as well as the Gettysburg souvenirs. There are over 600... More > photographs of some of the most interesting, unique and rare items. Period images of the battlefield accompany the stories surrounding these artifacts. This is a full color publication.< Less
Children at the Battle of Gettysburg - Their Unforgettable Summer By Robert Jones
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The children of the 19th century were no different than today’s kids. They looked forward to summer and enjoying the pleasant weather. However, it wasn’t all fun; most still had their... More > daily chores to do, just as they did during the rest of the year - many farms and orchards were in Gettysburg. In 1863, America’s Civil War between the Northern and Southern states was in its third year. Most of the fighting was taking place in the south, so Gettysburg and its 2400 residents were spared the devastation which came along with the battles. They were truly aware of the ongoing war; many fathers, sons, and brothers answered the call when President Abraham Lincoln asked the Northern states, as it did of Pennsylvania, to support the Union cause. For the children of Gettysburg, it would not be their normal summer. There were always rumors about the Confederates coming, but now it all came true and it would indeed be their “unforgettable summer”.< Less
The Civil War Soldier - His Personal Items By Robert Jones
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The personal objects left behind by the Civil War soldier are small windows which allow us to get a brief glimpse into the most momentous part of his life. When I came across an item to use in this... More > book - what we might consider today as trivial - I tried to figure out why it was so important to him. In today’s “world of disposable goods”, who would take the time to meticulously inscribe their name or initials in such an inanimate object as a razor or soap dish? We may think it was done to prove ownership, maybe it could identify him if killed or wounded, or maybe it was just out of boredom. Some of these scenarios might be true, but I think it was much more than that. He knew the war would be scrupulously studied by future generations. Many of these veterans carefully packed away their menial possessions as a personal time capsule, hoping that someone in the future would find them and if only for a brief moment, remember their small part in American History.< Less