My Days & Nights on the Battle-Field by “Carleton”

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Written By: John

This is one out of two or three Civil War era books I have scanned images from, each of which has a small number of nice black and white drawings. Days and Nights has eight full page illustrations, all of which I have put in the gallery and linked to using the images below. I have done a bit of touch up as the images were quite age toned and spotted.

This book was written and published during the United States Civil War as an attempt to explain and describe the “Great Rebellion.” “Carleton” was the pen name of Charles Carleton Coffin. These images are from the 2nd edition (1864), although the book went through many subsequent editions and publishers. It is considered a Civil War classic and remains in print to this day. The entire book (this edition in fact) is digitized at Google Books HERE.

Title: My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field: A Book for Boys
Author: “Carleton”
Artist: Various, or unattributed.
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
Date Published: 1863 (1864)

The Dying Patriot

The Dying Patriot

The Great Mistake

The Great Mistake

Capture of Fort Henry

Capture of Fort Henry

Charge of Laumans Brigade at Fort Donelson

Charge of Lauman's Brigade at Fort Donelson

Shiloh Church

Shiloh Church

In Front of the Batteries

In Front of the Batteries

Spiking the Guns

Spiking the Guns

Naval Engagement at Memphis

Naval Engagement at Memphis

2 Responses to “My Days & Nights on the Battle-Field by “Carleton””

  1. george Says:

    Ifound this book and are trying to find its worth anything you could do would be great thank you.

  2. admin Says:

    Depending on the exact edition and condition, probably $25 to $75 dollars. A book dealer would pay you less. This is the price you could likely get on the open marketplace if you sold it in a bookstore. The book is not a fast mover, though, so it would take a few years or longer to sell in many cases. A quick sale could be made on eBay, likely at $10 to $30. A starting bid of $9.99 would attract bids and have a higher probability of sale, but there may be only one bid so it would sell at the low price.

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