Rare Non-Genealogy:



Hohman’s Pow–Wows: The book, "Pow Wow’s or Long Lost Friend," by John George Hohman, printed by the Star Book & Novelty Co., Camden, New Jersey, 1828 – an update to the original, published in 1820. This book contains many spells, incantations, folk remedies, and other folklore from the early days of our country. John George Hohman was a Pennsylvania Dutch healer in the 1820s. ‘Pow–Wow’ is a unique mixture of Christian theology and a shamanistic belief system, also known as Hoo Doo.
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77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry: The book, "The Seventy-Seventh Pennsylvania at Shiloh, History of the Regiment – 1908," by John Obreiter, printed by the Harrisburg Publishing Co., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1908.
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Civil War in Photographs: The ten volume set of books titled, "The Photographic History of the Civil War; Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861–1865, with Text by Many Special Authorities; Semi–Centennial Memorial," Francis T. Miller (Editor), the Review of Reviews Co., New York, 1912. It is a huge set of books with thousands of photographs of the Civil War. There are large sections on the Infantry, Cavalry, Navy, Leaders, and Prisons & Hospitals of both the Union and the Confederacy. There are pictures of virtually every senior officer from both sides – and many, many pictures of enlisted troops. Many obscure pictures of the Navies and other organizations not usually seen. There are tabular data in the final sections dealing with individual units, armies, casualties, etc.
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Civil War Prints: The book, "The American Soldier in the Civil War, a Pictorial History of the Campaigns and Conflicts of the War Between the States, profusely illustrated with Battle Scenes, Naval Engagements and Portraits, from Sketches by Forbes, Taylor, Waud, Hillen, Becker, Lovie, Schell, Crane, Davis, and Other Celebrated War Artists," compiled by Frank Leslie, New York, 1895. This large format book is full of very interesting and exciting black & white prints from engravings of Civil War scenes. I learned a great deal from the illustrations in this book. There are many pictures of specific battles (well–known and not so well–known battles), and many illustrations of specific State Infantry Regiments and Cavalry Regiments throughout.
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Civil War Prisons: The book, "Life and Death in Rebel Prisons," by Robert H. Kellogg, Sergeant–Major of the 16th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Hartford, Connecticut, 1866. The title says it all.
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