• "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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"