Autographs of the Ladies, Sailors and Marines of the War between the States

Autographs of the Ladies, Sailors and Marines of the War between the States

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Autographs of the Ladies, Sailors and Marines of the War between the States

This long awaited and much needed volume, compiled by Jim Hayes and Robert Zabawa, illustrates the signatures of some of the most forgotten individuals from the Civil War era - the women at home and the men at sea. The book is divided into three sections (Ladies of the War Between the States, Confederate States Naval Autographs and United States Naval Autographs), with the individual names being arranged alphabetically in each section. A typical example of the person's autograph is illustrated, along with pertinent biographical information including their state of birth, lifespan, rank, and a short notation of their claim to fame. The illustrated autographs are large and clear, making this a useful reference in identifying signatures found on period naval documents and letters written by prominent women of the era. All of the well known personages within the scope of this book are represented, as are many individuals that may not be as famous but were certainly instrumental to the outcome of the war (ex.- Horatio Bridge - Chief of Bureau of Provision and Clothing for the Union Navy). Over 700 separate people are identified and illustrated, with most of the 189 pages having four signatures per page. An 8 page index is included at the conclusion. A great companion book to Jim Hayes' earlier reference work on Union and Confederate generals, with a much more user friendly format.

Specifications

  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 189 pages