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Civil War, Prisoner Of War Autograph Book, Point Lookout Prison, Maryland
The autograph book of Carrie C. Morfit, Baltimore, Maryland

Civil War, Prisoner Of War Autograph Book, Point Lookout Prison, Maryland

This small, 6 by 3.75”, 82-page book, contains the autographs and annotations of approximately 157 Confederate company grade officers held prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland. Many of the names are those of officers captured at Cheshire, Ohio while serving in General John Hunt Morgan’s division. During this fruitless “raid”, which occurred July 2 – 26th, 1863, most of Morgan’s force was captured, killed or reported missing. There are also the names of officers who were captured at Shiloh in 1862, as well as Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, Petersburg and places in between.
In spite of the miserable conditions they were subjected to, the remarkable spirit of these men shines through in their short messages:

W. Kendall, 1st Lieut., Co.A, 3rd Ky Cav. From Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas had a wife and 3 children “...from whom I have not heard since the 18th of Jan 1863: but am content knowing that they are in the hands of Him by whose aid we expect eventually to succeed in the present struggle for independence...”

Benj. J. Lancaster, Lieut., Co. K, 8th Ky Cav. From Lebanon, Kentucky:
“...When the war is o’er
And not before
Will I go home
Base cowards shrink
Fools stop to think
Till Freedom is gone”

John D. Boyan, 1st Lieut., Co. A, 6th Regt. Ky Cav. From Danville, Boyle Co. Ky.
“...I am twenty six years at age unmarried, but hope soon to see the independence of my country recognized, peace established when I can ask some fair one to accompany me along the remaining portion of life’s journey.”

Francis A Boyle, 1st Lt & Adjt, 32 N.C. I. From Plymouth, N.C.
“There are three things that I desire with an exceeding longing – a Sword, a Wife, and my Freedom”

There is even a note that may clear up how Miss Morfit, a lady living in Baltimore, came to be in possession of this wonderful little book.

Lieutenant Bills of the 32nd Miss. Vol. Regt. Wrote:
“...was captured near Lafayette, Ga on the 10th of Sept / ’63 while on picket – Have been a beneficiary of the generous kindness of the many lady friends of Confed. [sic] Prisoners and feel truly grateful.”

Many, on both sides, regarded Baltimore as a Southern city and there were many living there who sympathized with the Confederate cause. Perhaps Miss Carrie C. Morfit was one of them.



Civil War, Prisoner Of War Autograph Book, Point Lookout Prison, Maryland

Collection of Cloth Covered Children’s Books, Blues & Browns, Circa 1825 to 1900

Antique Collection of Cloth Covered Children's Books, Circa 1825 to 1900, group view 1

Smallest: 5.5 by 3.5 by 1"; Largest: 7.5 by 5.5 by 1.25"



US Infantry & Rifle Tactics Complete, 1861, Hardee’s Tactics, Standard War Dept. Manual
J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia
A good primer to understanding the Civil War military experience

(5.5 by 3.5 by 1.5”)



George Allen
The Only Son
By Miss Mary Anna Fox
Hardcover with illustrations

Hard cover, blind stamped, with four engraved illustrations, 132 pages, published by Charles Fox, Boston, 1847, flyleaf inscribed "Augusta", spine chipped otherwise very good. 6 .5-inches x 4-inches.



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

Books, Civil War Related
Sold separately

From left to right:
Book, 14th Regiment, Connecticut
Volume Infantry

Book, The Life of General Phillip Sheridan
Burr and Hutton, 1888

Book, New Hampshire in the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865
Waite, 1870
Claremont, New Hampshire

Book, Recollections of a Private

Book, War Lyrics and other Poems
Brownell, 1866

Book, The Sixth Mass Regiment
Hanson, 1865
Cambridge Press

Book, Prison Pen Captures and Escapes
Missing title page

Book, Andersonville Diary List of Escaped and Dead
Ransom, 1881

Book, Nurse and Spy in the Union Army

Book, Massachusetts in the Rebellion

Book, My Story of War, etc.
Mary Livermore Hartford, 1889

Book, History of the Forty Second Regiment, Mass Volume
Boston, 1886

Book, Sketches and Echoes, 1861 to 1865
King, Richardson, 1880

Book, Life and Death in Rebel Prisons

Book, Parson Brownlow's Book, Secession
Phil, 1862

Book, Birds Eye View of our Civil War
Dodge Students Edition
Boston, 1911

Book, Bullet and Shell as the Soldier Saw It
William, 1882

Infantry Drill Regulations
United States Army
Special Edition
Copyright 1891 - SOLD

Soft cover, faded blue covers, owner's name inscribed on cover and title page, cover soiled and creased, good to very good.

110-336 - SOLD

Infantry Tactics by Brigadier General Silas Casey, Vol. I
1862 - SOLD

Green cloth cover, front and back with blind stamped eagle, spine with gold lettering, lightly inscribed in pencil "A. W. Eames / Aug 1866 / Leicester Mass."
Condition: flyleaf diagram has tear in one fold and foxing on front and back cover pages otherwise very good, volume I only.
Dimensions: 5.25 by 3.75-inches.

110-329 - SOLD

1854 Book Signed By Union General Hiram Berdan
Inventor, crack rifleman, creator of two Civil War Sharp Shooter regiments - SOLD

Hiram S. Berdan Autograph, Commander of Berdan's Sharpshooters - Copy of The Works of Washington Irving, Volume IX, 1854, signed on inside of end paper "H. Berdan." The inside cover page has a Francis Marion Crawford bookplate; Marion Crawford was a very popular American author who married Hiram Berdan's daughter Elizabeth in 1884. Hiram S. Berdan (1824 - 1893) was a millionaire who formed a unit of expert marksmen that became famous as "Berdan's Sharpshooters" during the Civil War. Berdan's autograph is uncommon.

110-289 - SOLD

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