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    • Golden 18 note music box
    • Choose your song from our selection
    • Measures 2.38" x 1.97"
  • Much controversy exists concerning Major General Benjamin F. Butler’s administration in New Orleans during the second year of the Civil War. Some historians have extolled the general as a great humanitarian, while others have vilified him as a brazen opportunist, agreeing with the wealthy of occupied New Orleans who labeled him “Beast” Butler. In this thorough examination of Butler’s career in the Crescent City, Chester G. Hearn reveals that both assessments are right.
    • Golden 18 note music box
    • Choose your song from our selection
    • Measures 2.38" x 1.97"
  • Tops

    $8.00
    Tops are among the oldest and simplest of toys. The earliest tops were hand-made from wood and objects in nature. Later, they were mass-produced on lathes and in factories. Colonial children, who frequently made their own toys, could make them easily out of scrap wood from their father’s workshops.
  • Tiger Rifles by Don Troiani. An 1861 depiction of one of Wheats Tigers. This unit was feared by both sides and forged a reputation as being tough, no-nonsense fighters both on and off of the battlefield. Shipping dimensions given above. Each print is signed and numbered. Image dimensions are 11 3/8 X 14 1/2 inches. Price is 125.00 plus shipping.
  • "Long before the Confederacy was crushed militarily, it was defeated economically," writes Charles L. Dufour. He contends that with the fall of the critical city of New Orleans in spring 1862 the South lost the Civil War, although fighting would continue for three more years. On the Mississippi River, below New Orleans, in the predawn of April 24, 1862, David Farragut with fourteen gunboats ran past two forts to capture the South's principal seaport. Vividly descriptive, The Night the War Was Lost is also very human in its portrayal of terrified citizens and leaders occasionally rising to heroism. In a swift-moving narrative, Dufour explains the reasons for the seizure of New Orleans and describes its results.
  • Early in the Civil War, Louisiana’s Confederate government sanctioned a militia unit of black troops, the Louisiana Native Guards. Intended as a response to demands from members of New Orleans’ substantial free black population that they be permitted to participate in the defense of their state, the unit was used by Confederate authorities for public display and propaganda purposes but was not allowed to fight. After the fall of New Orleans, General Benjamin F. Butler brought the Native Guards into Federal military service and increased their numbers with runaway slaves. He intended to use the troops for guard duty and heavy labor. His successor, Nathaniel P. Banks, did not trust the black Native Guard officers, and as he replaced them with white commanders, the mistreatment and misuse of the black troops steadily increased. The first large-scale deployment of the Native Guards occurred in May, 1863, during the Union siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, when two of their regiments were ordered to storm an impregnable hilltop position. Though the soldiers fought valiantly, the charge was driven back with extensive losses. The white officers and the northern press praised their tenacity and fighting ability, but the Native Guards were still not accepted on the same terms as their white counterparts.
  • The second book by Stephen Hood, this one explores the new found "Hood papers" that have been called by historians "the most significant find" in Civil War scholarship in the last fifty years.  This will expand the understanding of one of the Confederacy's most misunderstood and maligned generals.
  • The First Battle Flags by Don Troiani. After confusing sight of United States Flags and Confederate First National Flags on the battlefields of Manassas, General Beauregard requested a new Battle Flagbe designed for use in the field. This print depicts the issuing of the First Battle Flags to Generals P.G. T. Beauregard, Earl Van Dorn, Joseph Johnston and Leonidas Polk. Shipping dimensions shown above. Each print is signed and numbered. Image dimensions are 20 X 26 3/4 inches. Price is 250.00 plus shipping.
  • This comprehensive history fills an important gap in the story of the Civil War. This book looks in detail at the military operations that occurred in Louisiana including the fall of Confederate New Orleans and the burning of Alexandria. It begins with the first talk of secession in the state and ends with the last tragic days of the war.
  • On April 24, 1862, Federal Gunboats made their way past two Confederate forts to ascend the Mississippi River, and the Union navy captured New Orleans. In this study, Hearn examines the decisions, actions, individuals, and events to explain why. He directs his inquiry to the heart of government, both Union and Confederate, and takes a hard look at the selection of military and naval leaders, the use of natural and financial resources, and the performances of all personal involved.
  • Classic Felt Lined Wooden Storage Box containing reproduction Compass, Magnifier and Expandable Telescope.