ALERT:  Limited edition Bachelder Papers to be Reprinted!

ALERT: Limited edition Bachelder Papers to be Reprinted!


Savas Beatie is pleased to announce we will be republishing a facsimile reprint, of which 100 sets will be limited signed and numbered edition, of:

"The Bachelder Papers: Gettysburg in Their Own Words," 3 vols., David and Audrey Ladd, editors (with a special new Foreword by award-winning author Eric J. Wittenberg).

Except for the Official Records volumes, this 3-volume set is the most important firsthand collection of accounts ever published on the Battle of Gettysburg. Anyone interested in the war in general, or Gettysburg in particular, will want a set.

SOLE SOURCE: This signed and numbered edition will not be available anywhere else, period. When they are gone, they gone.

DATE: June 15, 2020

SPECS: Vol. 1: 742 pp., Vol. 2: 608 pp., and Vol. 3: 768 pp. (Sold as a set only!) Each facsimile reprint hardcover volume is black high-grade woven cloth, Smyth sewn, with gold foil stamping on spine and front, printed on 50-lb acid-free paper.

PRICE: $135.00 pre-publication / $165.00 thereafter. (+ $15.00 shipping)


1) Each book in each of the 100 sets is hand-numbered (1/100, 2/100, etc.) and signed by the publisher on the title page next to the Savas Beatie logo.

2) Each set ships with a signed author book plate by Audrey Ladd and Eric J. Wittenberg.

3) $10.00 store credit! Purchase of an advance set and receive a $10.00 credit on the Savas Beatie website you can use for any of our titles!

4) What you need to do: Simply give us a credit card number to hold (we do not charge until the books are ready to ship), or send us a check down payment deposit for just $30.00. You can pay the balance when the books are ready to ship in June. That's it.

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John B. Bachelder was a painter, lithographer, and photographer, but is best known as the historian of the Battle of Gettysburg and the key driving force behind preserving much of the Gettysburg battlefield. Bachelder corresponded and met with hundreds of Union and also some Confederate soldiers, toured the field with many, and helped map where the units were on the field, and what they did there. Most of the older monuments on the field today are where they are today thanks to his years of unceasing labor.

His thousands of pages of reports, journal entries, notes, letters, etc. were in the New Hampshire Historical Society, where David and Audrey Ladd discovered them. They were transcribed, and originally published in a small run by Morningside Books in 1995. All letters are typeset for easy reading.

There is no source that comes more highly recommended for readers interested in the Gettysburg battle, or the Civil War in general.

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