By Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell. Published by Moss Publications, Orange, Virginia, 1978. Large, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4, hard cover book, 319 pages, index, profusely illustrated. No dust jacket. This comes from my personal library and has my own embossed ex-libris on the bottom corner of the first blank page. Excellent condition. Great reference book.
The "Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics" is the culmination of two years of intensive research by the authors.
Tracing the history of relics and relic collectors from the tumultuous years of the war down through the ensuing century, the authors have, for the first time, portrayed the little known story behind the artifact.
Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell have paid honor by word and picture to the soldier, the historian, the collector, and the artifact hunter, and to these authors shall go the well deserved thanks of future generations of Americans for the preservation of the record to this date.