Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
Advanced Search
 
 
16th Century Diary
16th Century Judaica
16th Century Manuscript
16th Century Rare Book
17th Century Diary
17th Century Ephemera
17th Century Judaica
17th Century Manuscript
17th Century Rare Book
18th Century Diary
18th Century Ephemera
18th Century Judaica
18th Century Manuscript
18th Century Rare Book
19th Century Diary
19th Century Ephemera
19th Century Judaica
19th Century Manuscript
19th Century Rare Book
20th Century Diary
20th Century Ephemera
20th Century Judaica
20th Century Manuscript
20th Century Rare Book
21st Century Diary
21st Century Manuscript
21st Century Rare Book
Books and Manuscripts General Overview
THE ZOLA STORE
 

Associations

We are proud members of The Manuscript Society and follow their ethical guidelines of fairness and integrity.

 
 
 

UNIDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR VETERAN Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 UNIDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR VETERAN 1896 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY - REMINISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR RECORDED WHILE AT THE 30th ANNUAL GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC [G.A.R.] ENCAMPMENT BY TWENTY [20] MEMBERS OF THE SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS CONTINGENT
National Encampment G.A.R. Springfield MA Massachu 1896 Good Manuscript 
handwritten diary titled “Reminiscences of the National Encampment G.A.R at Saint Paul, Minnesota, Sept., 1896.” It was written by one of twenty members of the Springfield, Massachusetts contingent, who traveled to the 30th annual encampment. The beginning of the diary details the trip and the men in blue on the trains, and the rest tells of events at the encampment but most importantly the talks were recorded of battles that many of theses men engaged in. Here some snippets: The Mass. Dept Headquarters were assigned at the Hotel Windsor, and the Wilcox Post of Springfield (Mass), including the few veterans of other immediate posts, membering about 20, occupied 2 rooms at the Commanders High School Building, situated at the corner of East 10th and Minnesota streets, with convientely located the latter within a stones throw of the great auditorium and but a sling shot from the city Capitol Building. Here we found our meals provided for us and fairly ample accommodations…….. To give the greater emphasis to the final story he related, let me premise by saying that it was General Longstreet whom commanded the 18,000 men to whom Pickett and Pettigrew looked for his assenting nod in the final, awful charge was made up the fields of Gettysburg and Longstreet’s men were those who shot off the leg of General Sickles on the eventful July day, in the year of our Lord 1863. Well it was not very long since upon the occasion of a convention of the GAR in the south, that Sickles was cordially invited to pay him a visit to be the guest of Longstreet at his Georgia home. The commanders learning of his whereabouts, sent a messenger inviting him to come to the convention to make them a speech. Sickles declined…………….It is estimated that fully 200,000 visitors witnessed the great procession. The sidewalks were densely packed, the steps, doors and stairways and windows were over crowded and numerous temporary platforms were filled to overflowing…….Another beautiful sight on the route was the so called “living Flag,” consisting of lasses dressed in red, white and blue and so arranged in position as to present the Star Spangled Banner…………..Another Camp Fire was arranged to be held at the Auditorium at 8 o’clock, and it was in honor of the ex-prisoners of war……. There are thirteen handwritten pages each measuring about 5.5” x 8.5.” The writing is small, as if to get as much onto a page as possible, but it is mostly legible. An interesting diary written by a Union veteran of the Civil War. For the most part in good shape, One oversize page has a chipped/rough edge but no loss. The original envelope that accompanies the diary sheets is present but in rough shape. 
Price: 1195.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 UNIDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR VETERAN ARCHIVE LOT OF 3 DIARIES 1903, 1907 AND 1912 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT FROM WAYNE COUNTY NEW YORK AREA
WAYNE COUNTY NEW YORK NY 1903 Leatherette Good+ Manuscript 
Group of three handwritten diaries (1903, 1907, 1912) kept by this Civil War veteran who lived and farmed in Wayne County, New York. Bindings and contents in very good condition. approx 6" x 3" 3 volumes 103pp in all written legibly in pencil. At the end of each volume is a detailed ledger of expenses, yielding more details of farming. The author's style is eccentric, semi-literate, and very flavorful. For example: "Went over to the Collins Berring [burying] ground Mr. Wells was agointo put up some Hed Stones for Roswell and Matilda"; &c., &c. Together, the three diaries give a comprehensive picture of life, running a small-but-prosperous farm and orchard in upstate New York (near Lake Ontario) at the turn of the 20th century, as reported by a simple, unemotional but thorough man who does not identify himself. The author is fairly well off, hiring a man or two to help with the field work almost every day, although he works alongside the hired men. He also holds several mortgages on other people's properties. The diaries contain many details about working in the orchard and fields, selling farm produce and livestock, as well as doing maintenance to keep the farm and farmhouse operative. We also observe the changes in his farm chores and home activities as this Civil War veteran gets up in years. Visits to nearby towns are recorded: Rose; North Rose; Clyde; Lyons; Wolcott; Palmyra; State Fair at Syracuse; etc. Binding is cloth/leather. 
Price: 1255.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 

 

 

WE ARE ALWAYS BUYING HANDWRITTEN LETTERS, DIARIES, JOURNALS, MANUSCRIPTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, MILITARIA AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.

ONE LETTER OR AN ENTIRE ESTATE. PLEASE USE THE 'CONTACT US' BUTTON TO EMAIL OR TELEPHONE.

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mbenjaminkatzfinebooksraremanuscripts.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie