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KATE In Fact and Fiction

Kate, In Fact and Fiction is the story of the survival of a young woman from Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri, named Sarah Catherine King who, at the outbreak of the Civil War, became intimately involved with the notorious Confederate guerrilla leader, William Clarke Quantrill.
This book seeks to separate truth from fantasy...reality from assumption...to stimulate expanded interest and increased scrutiny of all aspects of this most intriguing character with local and national historical importance. $20.00

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Coffins, Kits and More!
by Lee Ward

Embalming began during the Civil War because parents wanted their boys brought home. Parents would go to the battlefields, search for their loved ones, dig them up, and bring them home for burial. While the focus in this book is on the growth of embalming, there is also information on 19th century funeral customs and includes the funerals of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. 168 pages. 6 x 9 Softcover, $17.95

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Finding Civil War Campsites In Rural Areas
by Poche Associates

This easy to read manual represents the combined 40-year experience of three avid Civil War relic hunters. The tried-and-proven methods presented in the book are effective and easy to apply. Whether you are a novice or seasoned relic hunter this book will help improve your search abilities in locating Civil War camps 48 pages, softcover, $12.95.

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Interpreting History From Relics Found in Rural Civil War Campsites
by Poche Associates

(From the authors of "Finding Civil War Campsites in Rural Areas") This is the second of a series of "how to" manuals on relic hunting of rural Civil War campsites. Methods and examples are provided throughout the manual and several Civil War vintage photographs are interpreted in light of the principles presented in the manual. Approximately 60 pages, softcover, $13.95.

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Shelby's Expedition to Mexico: An Unwritten Leaf of the War
by John N. Edwards

Edited and with an introduction by Conger Beasley, Jr. Rather than surrender, John Shelby and his men plus many other Confederates escaped to Mexico. Their activities comprise one of the great adventure stories of all times. 231 pages, hardcover, $29.95.

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Jesse James and the First Missouri Train Robbery
by Ronald H. Beights

The James-Younger gang invented train robbery at gad's Hill and set off a chain of events that included the shootout at Roscoe and the bombing of "Castle James" by the Pinkertons. 206 pages, softcover, $14.95

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Reunion In Death: Gravesites of Quantrill's Men and the James Gang
by Duncan E. Hansen

Photographs of the gravesites of many of Quantrill's men is accompanied by biographical information, a list of Quantrill's engagements and newspaper obituaries. 315 pages, softcover, $24.95, hardcover $45.00.

Looking for a particular book on the Civil War?
We carry many Civil War titles not listed in this catalog.

Our subjects on the Civil War include:
Battles -Generals-Regiments-Women-Diaries
Arms & Equipment-General Civil War.
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We also have books on the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and other categories of American History.

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Blue & Grey Book Shoppe
111 N main
Independence, MO 64050


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