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Book Description:

NO MORE BOOKS! DO NOT ORDER, OUT OF PRINT! I WILL NOT BE SELLING ANY MORE BOOKS. IF YOU SEE ONE OF MY BOOKS FOR SALE NOW, IT IS ON A SECONDARY MARKET. 

  SORRY!  THE BOOKS ARE SOLD OUT!! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED ONE OF MY 600 BOOKS IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.  I WILL NOT BE PRINTING ANY MORE.   AS OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2023, THERE ARE NO MORE BOOKS LEFT!!!!!! THE BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT. . DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ORDER! OUT OF STOCK, OUT OF PRINT! THIS SITE WILL CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 1, 2023. BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, I WILL POST IN ESSAYS A FEW MORE FLAGSTAFF FINIALS BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE BOOK. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT OF A FIRST TIME AUTHOR. 

  The book was reviewed in the 2021 Christmas edition of American Digger magazine with a very positive review. The book also received a “Most Educational” award at the Chattanooga Civil War & Military show in July 2022, and 2023. In 18 months appearing on eBay, the book has received 100 percent positive reviews. Here is just an example of the eBay feedback:

  1. Item is exactly as described and arrived very quickly. Book is top notch research for collectors and dealers. Thank you for researching and writing this Mr. T. Excellent work.

  2. Outstanding book, great civil war reference, intelligently written with beautiful photos. Highly recommended. 

  3. Wow!!! What a great book!!!! Cant wait to read every word. Super-fast shipping also. 

  The book is 8 ¼ X 11 ¾, hard cover, with a beautiful, matted finish. There are 250 pages which contain approximately 366 color images that depict flag staff finials from the Civil War, found in private, and museum collections. Many of the pieces depicted are ground recoveries from various locations throughout the south. The book also contains short essays on various pieces found within, as well as research material describing each piece, type, size, attribution, location where the piece is housed, and who provided the images.

  The book can be ordered directly from me for the price of $49.00 plus shipping cost. The book you order will be packaged neatly in bubble wrap and placed in a box, not a bubble wrap envelope. Shipping media mail is $8.40 with $50.00 insurance. Priority mail with $100.00 insurance is $17. 10 Media mail has taken 3-10 days in the past, while priority mail is taking 2-5 days. USA shipping only

  It is my sincere hope this will be first of many essays accompanied by related images
of flagstaff hardware used during the War Between the States, or as some call it, the
Civil War. My essays are intended to provide relevant background to each essay’s
showcased finials, such as spades, spearpoints, eagles, halberds, and other war period
flagstaff hardware from museums, private collections, and ground recovered pieces.
Please look for updates to the information pages about twice a month!


  In the “ Sketch of the Charleston Light Dragoons” by Edward L. Wells, the book opens
with this statement, “It is a good rule, that every writing, however simple, should be held
to “show cause” why it ought not be burned, instead of being read.” (Wells, 1888) I most
certainly hope, you will find the subjects interesting enough, that you don’t find yourself
having wished you burned the writing before reading it!

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