The most horrific aspect of the Civil War was, of course, the 600,000 deaths that resulted from it. Many other terrible things, however, befell the nation during those years, not least of which was the destruction of books and libraries. Several copies of what is now one of the most valuable ....
"CIVIL WAR TREASURES: Battle of the Books: Fates of the Printed Page in the Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 15
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol15/iss2/2