A History of the Civil War 1861 1865 and the Causes that Led up to the Great Conflict by Benson J. Lossing, and a Chronological Summary and Record of Every Engagement Between the Troops of the Union and of the Confederacy and Showing the Total Losses and Casualties Together with War Maps of Localities, Compiled from the Official Records of the War Department. Illustrated with Fac-simile Photographic Reproductions of the Official War Photographs Taken at the Time by Mathew B. Brady under the Authority of President Lincoln and Now in the Possession of the War Department, Washington, D. C. From the famous and authentic Brady war photograph collection there has been selected portraits of the great commanders and leaders of both ..&c &c.. The entire work, issued in sixteen sections, with sixteen separate color plates of great commanders in action and famous battle scenes from the painting of H.A. Ogden [cover text specifies Thulstrup, Davidson] and other famous artists of military subjects. by permission of the War Department Washington, D.C. Published in sixteen sections with a Great Battlefield Series in full color by Ogden, Thulstrup, Davidson & others.
New York: The War Memorial Association, 1912. Paperback. The sixteen fascicles complete with color and b&w plates as called for, paginated consecutively to p.512. Softbound in series format: staple-fastened 12x8.8 inch light blue cardstock wraps printed and decorated in dark blue; a fair-only set. While a half-dozen items are in very good shape, perhaps another half-dozen are split along spinefold with front and back wraps detached (though present) and edgeworn; others show short splits. The concluding fascicle bears back-cover paint spatters and is gouged through the back with several small ragged holes affecting adjacent leaves; minor losses to text are accompanied by spots of old mildew. As is; a full set, but some are reading copies only.