Last week, Emerging Civil War featured a week-long interview with Civil War bookseller Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers in Richmond, Virginia. One thing Marc and I didn’t really didn’t have time to touch on in the conversation, though, was his own book!
In 2011, as part of its South Carolina Regimental Roster Set, Broadfoot Publishing published Marc’s book The 7th South Carolina Cavalry: To the Defense of Richmond. “I worked on it for over three years,” Marc says. “Great Experience!”
Marc’s own shop has sold about 250 copies of the book, not counting what Broadfoot has sold. “That’s a record for a new book here at O&R [Owens & Ramsey],” Marc says.
“It’s the story of a late-war regiment that was formed from veteran companies to defend Richmond,” Marc explains. “It’s a South Carolina regiment, but a Richmond story.
Marc shared the book blurb from the O&R catalogue:
Ramsey, Marc. The 7th South Carolina Cavalry: To the Defense of Richmond (Broadfoot Publishing, 2011).
First Edition, Signed & numbered by the author. Maps, illus., photos, ports., appendices, roster, 407 pp. As part of Gary’s Brigade, the 7th saw continuous action north of the James in the summer and fall of 1864. The last Confederate unit to evacuate Richmond, they formed the rear guard of Lee’s Army during the retreat and were part of the last charge at Appomattox Court House. Mint in Decorated Cloth.