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    Civil War Officers Pay Book Ledger (334 Pages) An Index of officers paid from 1841 to 1870, which reads as a "Who's Who" to every famous United States officer from that time period, including George Custer, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and more. The Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865, began when the South fired upon Fort Sumter. The only major battle in 1861 was first Manassas, where Confederate troops humiliated Union soldiers. Important events from 1862 include McClellan's Peninsula Campaign against Richmond, Shiloh and the failed invasion of the North that ended at Antietam. Highlights of 1863 include Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Chickamauga, and the siege of Vicksburg. By 1864, the South was fighting a defensive war, as evidenced by the Wilderness Campaign, Cold Harbor and the siege of Petersburg. The war concluded when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox and Johnston surrendered to Grant. Major causes of the war included the fight over slavery and differing economic systems and political philosophies. An amazing piece of Civil War history. A 334-page ledger recording the dates served and pay of history's most famous soldiers. The book, 15.5" x 12.5", lists the officer's name, date of transfer, book and page and remarks. The book lists Thomas W. Custer, who was killed June 25, 1876 along with his brother George (both listed) at Little Big Horn. Also listed are Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Charles E. Lee, Francis Lee, Richard B. Lee, George Pickett, Henry B. Livingston, James Longstreet, Joseph E. Johnston, Jefferson Davis, Pierre Gustave Beauregard, John Bell Hood, and William Joseph Hardee.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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