Civil War correspondence discovered in a shoe box in Ohio — includes Andersonville prison letter

CANTON, Ohio — Sunbury Press has released Jim Dohren’s compilation “Letters from a Shoebox: The Civil War Correspondence of John Huffman, David Huffman and William Bowman.”

lfasb_fcAbout the book:

Author Jim Dohren was the lucky inheritor of a shoebox full of old letters from the Civil War. In Letters from a Shoebox, Jim unveils his findings from many years of study of the correspondence, including the context and meaning of them.

The authors of these letter include:
William Bowman – a private in the 126th Ohio Volunteers
John J. Huffman – a private in the 85th Indiana Volunteers
David L Huffman – a sergeant in the 8th Indiana Volunteers
Matilda Huffman – sister-in-law to John & David Huffman
C J Huffman – sister of John & David Huffman
Eve Ann Huffman – sister of John & David Huffman
Ruth Davy – friend of Eve Ann Huffman

Events mentioned and places visited include Parkersburg and Martinsburg, WV, Danville, KY, Tullahoma, TN, Battle of Chickamauga, Fosterville, TN, Kingston, GA, Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison), New Cumberland, OH, Atlanta, GA, Sherman’s March, Johnston’s Surrender, Goldsboro, NC, Raleigh, NC and Indianapolis, IN.

Letters from a Shoebox: The Civil War Correspondence of John Huffman, David Huffman and William Bowman
Authored by Jim Dohren
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
106 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620062944
ISBN-10: 1620062941
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War Period

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Pennsylvania's role in the Civil War highlighted in "Keystone Tombstones Civil War"

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released “Keystone Tombstones Civil War” by Joe Farrell, Joe Farley and Lawrence Knorr. This special volume of the Keystone Tombstones series highlights Pennsylvania’s contributions to restoring the Union and ending slavery.

About the Book:
ktcw_pubPennsylvania is rich in Civil War history. Gettysburg was the climactic battle of the war, and many of the Keystone State’s citizens were involved, whether as common soldiers, officers, politicians or citizens. This special edition of the Keystone Tombstones series focuses on those persons interred in Pennsylvania who played a noteworthy role in the Civil War. Farrell, Knorr and Farley have combed the Keystone State to bring you most interesting tales about the Civil War participants buried in Pennsylvania. Included in the volume:

  • Gettysburg National Cemetery
  • John W. Geary
  • Galusha Pennypacker
  • Strong Vincent
  • Amos Humiston
  • US Colored Troops
  • St. Clair Augustine Mulholland
  • Andrew G. Curtin
  • John L. Burns
  • Propsect Hill Cemetery
  • Dennis O’Kane
  • Charles H. Van Wyck
  • Ginnie Wade
  • George G. Meade
  • Winfield S. Hancock
  • Henry C. Pleasants
  • Gettysburg Generals
  • Samuel W. Crawford
  • Samuel K. Zook
  • Thomas L. Kane
  • John Fulton Reynolds
  • Oliver B. Knowles
  • John F. Hartranft
  • Alfred L. Pearsons
  • James Buchanan
  • Ulric Dahlgren
  • Herman Haupt
  • Rebels Among Us
  • Thaddeus Stevens
  • John C. Pemberton
  • Jay Cooke
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Simon Cameron
  • General Controversy
  • Lafayette C. Baker

Keystone Tombstones Civil War: Famous Graves Found in Pennsylvania
Authored by Joe Farrell, Authored by Joe Farley, Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
206 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061770
ISBN-10: 1620061775
BISAC: History / United States / Civil War Period

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Douglas Gibboney digs up "More Scandals of the Civil War"

 Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released author Douglas Lee Gibboney’s Civil War history compilation “More Scandals of the Civil War and Kindred Matters.”

About the Book:
msotcw_fcYes, well…here we go again with a second serving of assorted sordid deeds, malicious gossip and just plain naughty behavior by Billy Yank, Johnny Reb and their female counterparts. As in the first volume of Scandals, these stories show there is truly nothing new under the sun; the on-going folly of mankind remains constant across the centuries. For better or worse, human nature does not change.

But then, who doesn’t enjoy a juicy scandal? As the late Washington dowager Alice Roosevelt Longworth once remarked, “If you haven’t got anything good to say about anyone, come sit by me.” Like the first volume, More Scandals is a tabloid history of the war. You’ll find plenty of titillating tales here as this book opens with an unusual chronology of the war, highlighting not the bloody battles, glorious generals and great campaigns but the odd, the ugly and the unusual of everyday humanity.

You’ll notice the title does say “and Kindred Matters,” allowing for a wide range of topics. Consider this a writer’s privilege.

The second part of the book deals with what happened to the boys in blue and grey once the fighting ended. Many lived well into the 20th century, five or six decades after the surrender of Robert E. Lee and Joe Johnston. These veterans would witness the United States transition into a modern era and begin its rise as an international power. It was a new industrial world far different from the antebellum times in which these old soldiers had been born. Nevertheless, for most of the survivors, the conflict of 1861 would remain the central touchstone of their lives.

Included in this volume:
Irish Brigade New York Riot!
THE TRUTH ABOUT JENNIE WADE
General BERDAN: Hero or Coward?
Reb Shoots Moon; Yanks Shoot Back
Ex-Reb Gunrunner Executed in Cuba
GENERAL LEE’s Daughters Refuse Marriage
Gettysburg-Bound YANKS DRUNK in Frederick
General Sibley: “A Walking Whiskey Keg”
The Curious End of Captain Mobberly
MINIE BALL Causes Pregnancy
Dead REBS for Sale!

More Scandals of the Civil War and Kindred Matters
Authored by Douglas Lee Gibboney
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
202 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062289
ISBN-10: 1620062283
BISAC: History/US History/Civil War

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Soon to be available on Kindle and Nook

David Parmelee's novel "The Sea Is a Thief" features Chincoteague during the Civil War

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released David Parmelee’s first novel “The Sea Is a Thief.”

The Sea is a Thief

The Sea is a Thief

About the Book:
“The Sea is a Thief” is set on Chincoteague, Virginia during the Civil War. It tells the story of a dangerous courtship between Sam Dreher, a young Union sailor on a gunship sent to protect the island, and Anna Daisey, a Chincoteague girl whose gifts as a wildlife artist are beginning to blossom. By the time a jealous rival exposes the clandestine romance, their love has grown so strong that they ignore an approaching gale to steal one last day together before a long enforced separation, narrowly cheating death.

As the war rages, Anna awaits her sailor’s return, refining the artistic skills passed on to her by her mentor, the island’s reclusive medicine woman. Sam must fight his way back; stranded behind Confederate lines and injured terribly, he survives by stealth, courage, and a most fortunate encounter with the Underground Railroad. Over the course of years the two are reunited to rekindle their love.

Students come to know the American Civil War as series of political events: debates, campaigns, and battles won or lost. The Sea is a Thief offers a new perspective from the dusty lanes and muddy channels of an oystering island in Virginia, chronicling its effects on a captivating local crew of hardy watermen, rogue hunters, moonshiners and merchants. At the center of the storm stand an unlikely young couple who desire only to love each other in peace.

Of course, the beloved wild ponies of Chincoteague play a central role.

The Sea Is a Thief
Authored by David Parmelee
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
240 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062128
ISBN-10: 1620062127
BISAC: Fiction / Historical

For more information, please see:
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Also available on Kindle and Nook

Gettysburg hero and Lancaster's finest, General John Fulton Reynolds, subject of re-released book

John Fulton ReynoldsSunbury Press has released a new edition of the book “General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations” by Lawrence Knorr, Michael A Riley and Diane E Watson.

General John Fulton Reynolds, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was the consummate tragic figure of war – the dashing young general on his horse, leading his men into the fray – men with whom he shared a mutual respect only felt when engaging in a higher purpose. His final act on the Gettysburg stage was to choose the right ground to defend and to place his men into position – decisions that ultimately led to the union victory and his own fate.

To do such a great man justice, editor Lawrence Knorr has combined three great works by other authors:

“For God Sakes Forward!” – Michael A Riley’s biography.

“Reynolds – The Last Six Miles” – Diane E Watson’s accounting of the final movements and moments in the general’s life.

“Reynolds – His Own Words Before Gettysburg” – Diane E Watson’s collection of letters and quotes from and about John Reynolds.

In addition, Lawrence has added his own “Relations of John Fulton Reynolds” – over 200 pages of Reynolds, Lefevre, Ferree, Landis & Moore family history.

In total, the life of John Reynolds is shown from numerous perspectives and dimensions, from his own accomplishments to lists of his extended family and extensive relations.

This book is 312 pages, indexed, with numerous vintage photographs.

General John Fulton Reynolds: His Biography, Words and Relations
Authored by Lawrence Knorr, Michael A Riley, Diane E Watson
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
312 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061817
ISBN-10: 1620061813
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Military

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