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Butternut and Blue sells, purchases, and publishes Civil War books. It was founded in 1983 by Jim and Judy McLean.

As a book seller ...
We offer a wide variety of Civil War titles covering all aspects of the war. Our catalogues generally separate our books into the following topics: new releases; upcoming releases; Union Titles; Confederate Titles; Eastern Theater; Gettysburg; Western Theater; Naval; Medical; Women in the War; Reference; and Lincoln and Politics. We also carry books on 18th and 19th century American warfare and on World War II. Finally, we offer a fine selection of painted metal toy soldiers. If you are looking for a specific title not listed on our website or in our full catalogue, give us a call. We will try to find it for you.

As a book purchaser ...
We are always seeking select, single titles or collections of Civil War books. If you intend to sell all or part of your collection, please feel free to contact us.

As a book publisher ...
We have published nearly 100 Civil War titles including several new titles. If you wish to publish a Civil War diary or manuscript, feel free to contact us to discuss the possibility.

As a researcher ...
Jim plans to write a multivolume history of Hiram Berdanís 1st and 2nd United States Sharpshooters. He is also collecting material in order to revise and expand his history of Cutlerís Brigade at Gettysburg (14th Brooklyn, 76th New York, 95th New York, 147th New York, 56th Pennsylvania, and 7th Indiana). Anyone willing to share letters, diaries, memoirs, and/or photographs on these subjects should contact us. We are willing to pay copying and shipping costs. Proper credit in the books will be noted once the projects are complete.

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