Skip to main content


    Simon Baruch Bible with Pencil Drawing of Gettysburg Burial Site. The German-born Captain Simon Baruch began his medical career as a surgeon in 3rd South Carolina Battery in 1861. This small, 3" x 4.5", leather bound copy of the New Testament was carried by Baruch during his time in the Confederate army. On the inside of the rear cover he has drawn a diagram showing the location of 27 graves placed in three rows containing nine, eight, and ten graves respectively. Below he has written: "Supervised burial of 29 men on July 3rd, 1863 near Gettysburg, Pa." It is likely he is indicating the location of South Carolina troops killed and buried on Rose's Farm. On the facing page are dashes, in sets of five, with totals of each row marked to their right. Boards are heavily worn and the rear board is detached.

    Baruch (1840-1921) was captured shortly after the First Battle of Bull Run when he stayed behind to care for the wounded at a church in Boonsboro. He was incarcerated for a number of months and exchanged, returning to active duty. He was again captured on July 3, 1863, on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, again tending the wounded and dying, and was sent to Fort McHenry. After the war, Baruch practiced medicine in South Carolina and moved north to New York in 1881. A pioneer in hydrotherapy, he died in New York in 1921.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    11th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 348

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 42 days left to consign to the 2018 June 20 Cartography Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $320,944