Campfire Chats of the Civil War by Washington Davis 1889 B.B. Russell

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Step into the world of Civil War veterans with the 1889 edition of Campfire Chats of the Civil War by Washington Davis, published by B.B. Russell. This ornate hardcover book offers a unique glimpse into the personal stories and experiences of soldiers from America's most divisive conflict.

The Society for the Preservation of Unpublished History (S.P.U.H.) put together this collection to balance the horror of war with the humor and irreverence found in the soldiers' campsite tales. This book is a rare and lively addition to any collection of Civil War literature.


  • Author: Washington Davis
  • Publisher: B.B. Russell
  • Year: 1889
  • Format: Ornate Hardcover
  • Pages: 420
  • Dimensions: 8x6x2 inches
  • Condition: Minor wear on cover, split in binding, all pages attached

Key Features:

  • Unique Perspective: Offers firsthand accounts and anecdotes from Civil War veterans.
  • Historical Significance: A valuable addition to Civil War literature, providing a different narrative angle.
  • Engaging Content: A mix of humor, poignancy, and irreverence in storytelling.
  • Ornate Design: The book's exterior adds an aesthetic charm to its historical value.

Beyond The Final Page:

More than just a book, "Campfire Chats of the Civil War" serves as a gateway to the past, inviting readers to learn about the untold tales of the conflict from those who experienced it firsthand. This edition is a must-have for enthusiasts of American history and Civil War literature.


This vintage book has been previously loved and shows signs of age, including minor wear on the cover and a split in the binding. However, its structural integrity and the authenticity of its content remain intact. Please refer to the photos for a closer look, and don’t hesitate to reach out for more information or additional pictures.

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