REGIMENTAL AND UNIT HISTORIES (“D” DENOTES DORNBUSH NUMBER )
(Illinois) Roe, David D., ed., with commentary and annotations by Stephen R. Wise. A CIVIL WAR
SOLDIER’S DIARY: VALENTINE C. RANDOLPH, 39 ILLINOIS REGIMENT. DeKalb: (2006). 1
ed., 280p., maps. A century and a half after Appomattox, the diaries of Civil War soldiers continue to
surface. One such delight is the diary of Valentine C. Randolph, whose handwritten daily entries record
three years in the 39 Illinois. Randolph vividly and e loquently describes the Peninsula Campaign, the
siege of Charleston, and the Bermuda Hundred and Petersburg campaigns, offering a rare look at the
role common soldiers played in master strategies. A former theology student and an unusually thoughtful
man, Randolph questions the military predation of civilian property and condemns the racial prejudices of
his fellow soldiers. Signed plate by Wise; as new; d.j. $35.00
(Iowa) Allen, Stacy Dale, ed. ON THE SKIRMISH LINE BEHIND A FRIENDLY TREE: THE CIVIL
WAR MEMOIRS OF WILLIAM ROYAL OAKES, 26 IOWA VOLUNTEERS. Helena: (2006). 1 ed.,
399p., illus. “One of the best Union soldier memoirs available today. [Oakes] speaks of many things that
elucidate the experience of soldiering in the Civil War… Carefully annotated by Stacy Dale Allen, Oakes’
memoirs demonstrate how the men of the 15 Corps became such good campaigners and superb
fighters.” --- Earl J. Hess. As new; d.j. $26.95
(Iowa) Wright, Henry H. A HISTORY OF THE SIXTH IOWA INFANTRY. Iowa City: 1923. 1 ed.,
539p., index. [D117] The author rose from private to 2 lieutenant of the title unit, which saw action at
Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, in the March to the Sea, and beyond. Lt. rub. & sun., & mott.
bds.; owner plate; else v.g., bright; uncut edges & t.e.g. SOLD
(Ohio) Loop, Myron B. THE LONG ROAD HOME: TEN THOUSAND MILES THROUGH THE
CONFEDERACY WITH THE 68 OHIO. Ed. by Baumgartner, Richard A. Huntington, WV: (2006).
1 ed., 237p., ft., illus. Observant and steadfast in keeping a daily wartime diary, Pvt. Myron Loop, later
relied on it to compose a memoir that was serialized in The National Tribune. Loop writes from Ft.
Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and the Vicksburg Campaign to the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea,
Bentonville, and the Bennett House. Baumgartner has supplemented Loop’s excellent narrative with
letter and diary excerpts written by other regimental officers and enlisted men. The definitive work on this
unit. Signed by Baumgartner; as new; d.j. $26.95
(Pennsylvania) Boyle, John R. SOLDIERS TRUE, THE STORY OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND
ELEVENTH PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS, AND OF ITS CAMPAIGNS IN THE WAR
FOR THE UNION, 1861-1865... NY: 1903. 1st ed., 368p., illus., maps, ports. [D274] This XII Corps
regiment fought with the Army of the Potomac at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and
Gettysburg, then joined the Army of the Cumberland, serving during Chattanooga, Atlanta, the March to
the Sea and in the Carolinas. Includes roster and battle-by-battle casualty lists. Lt. soil. bds.; ft. hng.
starting; else v.g., bright, w/ uncut edges & few uncut pp.; t.e.g. $425.00
(Rhode Island) Hopkins, William P. THE SEVENTH REGIMENT RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS IN
THE CIVIL WAR, 1862-1865. Providence: 1903. 1 ed., 543p., ft., plates, fold. maps. [D107] The 7
was at Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, and in the Overland Campaign. With many portraits & biographical
sketches; muster rolls. Ex-lib.; lt. rub., bump. & soil.; hngs start.; else good. $125.00
(South Carollina) Black, John Logan. CRUMBLING DEFENSES: OR, MEMOIRS AND
REMINISCENCES OF JOHN LOGAN BLACK, COLONEL C.S.A… Macon: (1960). 1 ed., 500
copies, 133p., ft., facsims. [D874] A valuable memoir of Wade Hampton’s cavalry brigade, by the
Colonel of the 1 South Carolina Cavalry. Excellent observations about Lee’s headquarters, especially
regarding Longstreet and A.P. Hill. V.g.+. $85.00
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