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NEW RELEASE! "The Civil War Soldier - His Personal Items", signed (See YouTube video)

$14.95

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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 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.

This book took me almost two years to complete, in part because I kept coming across additional items to include which I felt were pertinent to telling the story. I was fortunate to have Mr. William Chemerka write the Foreword; an author, actor, historian and educator (often commentating on the History Channel and C-Span) - there are few people who know more about American History. There are almost 600 photos in this book, 151 pages, and it also has a full index. I will sign your copy and further personalize it upon request. (Also - see YouTube video and FaceBook).  

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"THE CIVIL WAR SOLDIER - HIS PERSONAL ITEMS", BY R. JONES, SIGNED 06:10

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 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. This book took me almost two years to complete, in part because I kept coming across additional items to include which I felt were pertinent to telling the story. I was fortunate to have Mr. William Chemerka write the Foreword; an author, actor, historian and educator (often commentating on the History Channel and C-Span) - there are few people who know more about American History. There are almost 600 photos in this 151 page book and it also has a full index. $14.95 Available at www.lulu.com/spotlight/civilwarbooks or contact me direct Bob33rd@optonline.net (See my ad in the special Gettysburg section of The Civil War News) Also available at Yankee Rebel Antiques www.yankeerebelantiques.com

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  1. The soldier's possessions.

    Posted by Dave Pruette on 5th Jul 2016

    The standard for Civil War material culture has long been Francis Lord's five volume encyclopedia. This new volume by
    Robert Jones adds many new items for the collector. The text gives much information on use and cultural background for anyone interested in military history. The main drawback of this book is the use of black and white photographs. I understand the book on Gettysburg relics uses color photos of the relics. I would highly recommend this upgrade to any future printing of "The Civil War Soldier, His Personal Items".

    Your obedient servant,
    Dave Pruette

  2. great book to have

    Posted by kenny on 14th Feb 2016

    enjoyed book very much everyone needs to own lots of great relics

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