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With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your Country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you an affectionate farewell… R. E. Lee, General, General Order No. 9

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Portraits of the Civil War  William C. Davis  London : Salamander, c 1999  Hardcover. 128 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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The War for Southern Independence is the first war for which we have an extensive photographic record and Davis does a good job of collecting some of the best known into a readily accessible volume. We have chosen some lesser known ones to illustrate this post but we believe they speak for themselves.

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