New Book on Civil War Artifacts

9780764353918.jpgAtglen, PA--Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., would like to introduce J. Howard Wert's Gettysburg: A Collection of Relics from the Civil War Battle

J. Howard Wert was a recent college graduate when the armies of the North and South converged near his family's homestead just three miles outside Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. A militia member and anti-slavery supporter, Wert acted as a guide for Union General George Meade, helping position federal troops in the fields and hills around town. Perhaps more importantly, he collected and labeled artifacts from the battle, including a still-hot Confederate shell that almost hit him near Little Round Top. After the war, Wert resumed gathering relics of the three-day battle, many given to him by veterans of both sides, including weapons, clothing, letters, furniture, and even items related to Lincoln's Address. Now this amazing private collection can be appreciated through more than 120 color pictures and informative text about both the items and Wert's life.

About the Author
Bruce E. Mowday is an award winning journalist and author who has written more than 15 books on history, business, sports, and true crime. He has previously written books on the Civil War on Gettysburg and Fort Delaware. In connection with his books, Bruce has appeared on C-SPAN, Pennsylvania Cable Network, and the Discovery ID channel. G. Craig Caba is a charter member and past president of the Harrisburg Civil War Roundtable and Gettysburg Battlefield Park Associates. He has authored numerous Civil War books, and he is CEO and curator of the J. Howard Wert Gettysburg Collection.

Size: 9 1/8″ x 18 1/8″ | 127 color photographs | 144 pp

ISBN13: 978-0-7643-5391-8 | Binding: hard cover | $34.99

About the Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is an independent publisher. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers' passions. Visit schifferbooks.com to explore our backlist of more than 5,800 titles.

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