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Gettysburg Battlefield Relic Calendar - 2019 By Robert Jones
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Gettysburg Battlefield Relic Calendar – 2019. Every month in this calendar features multiple original artifacts that were either recovered from the Gettysburg battlefield or were used during... More > the most famous Civil War battle. All these pieces are rare and unique, many of them from early Gettysburg museums, which have now closed. The featured relics in this calendar can be viewed, along with hundreds of others, in the following Civil War books authored by Robert Jones: Battle of Gettysburg – The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs, The Civil War Canteen – Third Edition, Civil War Artillery – A Pictorial Introduction and The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/civilwarbooks< Less
The Civil War Canteen - Third Edition By Robert Jones
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After a year in the making, “The Civil War Canteen – Third Edition” is finally completed. Some of the canteens used in the first and second editions are included but this book... More > doesn’t compare to the other two. Although there is an added cost for color printing when done in the U.S., I still felt that this edition should be published in full color. With the new technology of colorization, it really brings to life many of the period photographs used in the book as well as the artwork done on the canteens by soldiers and veterans. In this 145-page full-color book, there are over 225 canteens accompanied by 175 photographs of canteen-related artifacts, soldiers and Civil War battlefields. In addition to the Union and Confederate examples, there are Revolutionary War, Militia, Medical, Filter, flasks, and Reunion canteens. A full index serves as a great tool for research.< Less
The Civil War Canteen - Third 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 was a new experience; for many of these... More > “citizen soldiers”, not only would it be the first time they were away from home, for many it was the first time they left their hometown. 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 would carry revolvers. Some would fire cannons, while others waved swords, but there was one thing they all had in common, both enlisted man and officer, they all carried canteens. This book will give the reader a rare opportunity to take a glimpse into the past to see many rare and original canteens, accompanied by period photographs (many colorized). This book is published in full-color so you can really appreciate these unique artifacts from the Civil War. A full index is ideal for research.< Less
The Civil War Canteen - Second Edition By Robert Jones
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Many of the canteens in this book were excavated from battlefields and campsites. There are also canteens which were early battlefield pick ups, from private collections, and from early Civil War... More > museums. This book has over two hundred photographs and it 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. There are 80 pages with over 275 photographs.< 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
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
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
Children at the Battle of Gettysburg - Their Unforgettable Summer By Robert Jones
eBook (ePub): $4.99
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
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