The Bachelder Papers: Gettysburg in Their Own Words (3 vols.) Red & Silver Edition

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Author/Editor:
David and Audrey Ladd
Pub Date:
June 2020
ISBN:
978-1-61121-565-6
eISBN:
n/a
Binding:
Hardcover
Specs:
Vol. 1: 736 pp., Vol. 2: 624 pp., Vol. 3: 768 pp.
Signed bookplates:
NO

 

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IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY:

Except for the Official Records volumes, this massive 3-volume set (some 2,200 pages) 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.

The 500 sets of the Black and Gold Edition sold out almost immediately. There will be no other signed/numbered copies.

THIS IS A LIMITED RUN, SO GET YOUR INTEREST IN NOW: WE ARE ACCEPTING PR-ORDERS FOR THIS RED & SILVER EDITION (release early spring).

RESERVE YOUR SET (no payment needed): Call our office: 916-941-6896 (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Pacific time or if later, leave a voicemail and we will call you back). If you have questions, email us by CLICKING HERE [books at savasbeatie.com]

NOTE: We are also reprinting John Bachlelder's History of the Battle of Gettysburg at the same time (limited run). CLICK HERE for details.

 

EXCERPTS

Foreword (2020) by Eric J. Wittenberg

Original Introduction by Dr. Richard Sauers (facsimile reprint)

Vol 1: First Battle Reports-Letters Sample of Alexander Webb (USA) and Col. Van Manning (CSA)

Vol 2: Letter from Lt Col. Huidekoper, 150th PA Inf.

Vol 3: William C. Oates Letters (15th Alabama, CSA)


READ THIS: CLICK THE "ADD TO WISHLIST" & CALL US AS NOTED ABOVE. 

  • This small print run will be determined by your interest
  • We are your sole source. The print books will NOT be on Amazon. The only place you can get them is through Savas Beatie.
  • The current price is $175.00 price (+$15 shipping);
  • Books are heavy (nearly 11 lbs) and ship shrink-wrapped and well-packed in a First Class Priority box with tracking and insurance.

          SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Vol. 1: 736 pp., Vol. 2: 624 pp., Vol. 3: 768 pp. [2,128 PAGES!]
  • 6 x 9;
  • 50-lb. acid-free paper;
  • Red quality cloth, with head and foot bands;
  • Silver foil stamping on the front and spine;
  • Sewn binding.

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THE BACHELDER PAPERS MAPS
We are reprinting the seven oversize (36 x 28) black and white Bachelder Maps (on better quality stock than the original set). They are keyed to the footnotes by grid number to the Papers and to Bachelder's History of Gettysburg. We want them as inexpensive as possible for you.
 
RESERVE YOUR MAP SET (no payment needed): Call our office: 916-941-6896 (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Pacific time or if later, leave a voicemail and we will call you back). 

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ABOUT THE BACHELDER PAPERS

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.

About the Editors: David and Audrey Ladd met at the University of New Hampshire. They married in David’s senior year before he went into the Air Force, took pilot training, and served as an aide to General Keith Compton. After his military service, David worked for Minute Maid as Director of Advertising and New Products, and as a stringer reporter for "Time Life" covering the early missile launches from Cape Canaveral. David had long been interested in the Civil War, but it was Audrey's interest in history and genealogy that led her to discover that the Bachelder Papers were at the New Hampshire Historical Society. After viewing the originals, the Ladds purchased a set on microfilm and bought a microfilm viewer. Audrey transcribed them for David, who edited them. The papers were so remarkable and valuable that they obtained permission from the NH Society to publish them, found a publisher (Morningside in Dayton, OH) who agreed to print them as written, warts and all, and spent the next seven years on their labor of love and the accompanying maps. Over the years, David (who did not retire until 85, and died in 2017), built a fine library of Civil War books including many first editions of regimentals (mostly of New England units). He left behind a daughter, a son, and a great-grandson who are following his fascination with the Battle of Gettysburg. Audrey, meanwhile, continues with all her interests and is especially excited about the renewed reprints and widespread interest in The Bachelder Papers.