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Fishing on Deep River, Civil War Memoir of Private Samuel Baldwin Dunlap, C.S.A.
Fishing on Deep River, Civil War Memoir of Private Samuel Baldwin Dunlap, C.S.A.
Fishing on Deep River, by Suzanne Staker Lehr, is the Civil War Memoir of Pvt. Samuel Baldwin Dunlap, C.S.A., a DeKalb resident, who at seventeen left behind his classes at the Bloomingdale Academy in Buchanan County, Missouri, and enrolled in the Missouri State Guard, as his brothers, James Wallace and Robert Dunlap, had done. The decision set him upon a path that would ultimately take him into the Confederate States Army and deposit him a thousand miles from home on Deep River in North Carolina. By the time he saw Northwest Missouri again four years later, he had been in the Battle of Blue Mills Landing, the Battle of Lexington, the Battle of Pea Ridge, the battles at Iuka, Corinth, Hatchie's Bridge, Port Gibson, Big Black River, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Atlanta, Franklin, and Murfreesboro. Sam writes from a private's perspective as a cannoneer, detailing the endless marches and camping experiences in between battles. The reader meets Sam's mess-mates, laughs at the jokes the boys play on one another, and shudders at Sam's misery when he is the one responsible for getting his brother Caldwell to the surgeon following the Battle at Kennesaw Mountain, and when he walks the battlefield at Franklin to witness the carnage after one of the shortest, but bloodiest defeats for the Confederacy.

Fishing on Deep River sells for $28 and is available in St. Joseph, Missouri at The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. gift shop, Borders, Hastings, The Pony Express Museum, and HyVee. It is also available on Amazon.com.


As the Mockingbird Sang: Civil War Diary of Pvt. Robert Caldwell Dunlap, C.S.A.
As the Mockingbird Sang: Civil War Diary of Pvt. Robert Caldwell Dunlap, C.S.A.
As the Mockingbird Sang, by Suzanne Staker Lehr, is the diary of nineteen-year-old Robert Caldwell Dunlap, who left his plow, saddled his horse, and rode off at sundown on June 10, 1861, to find General Sterling Price's army. During the next three years, Caldwell logged his personal experiences in the Missouri State Guard and then as a private in the Confederate States Army. Caldwell's entries describe Missouri's first major Battle of Wilson's Creek; the Battle of Lexington and its unique hemp bale charge; the Battle of Pea Ridge; his travels south and east across a land foreign, but connected to him politically, where he witnessed some of the South's fiercest fighting. In June 1864, Caldwell became separated from his personal diary, and it would be 27 years before it was returned to him. Author and researcher Suzanne Staker Lehr brings together the diary with an overview of border state Missouri's history leading up to the war, the saga of the diary while out of Caldwell's hands, the summary of his wounding during the Atlanta Campaign, and her historical annotations in As the Mockingbird Sang.

As the Mockingbird Sang sells for $20 and is available in St. Joseph, Missouri at The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. gift shop, Borders, Hastings, The Pony Express Museum, and HyVee. It is also available on Amazon.com.


Mount Mora 1851
Mount Mora 1851 A Collection of Photography and Writings
Mount Mora 1851 A Collection of Photography and Writings, by Megan S. Wyeth (Photographer), Conger Beasley, Jr. (Writer), Hans P. Bremer (Writer), Jim Lehr (Writer), Suzanne Lehr (Writer), Ben Vineyard (Writer) and Marshall White (Writer), was published by Parkway Press 2007, St. Joseph, MO,

The Book Project was developed in response to extensive vandalism in the cemetery in the fall of 2006. The cemetery, financially challenged by the reduction of burials there in recent years, struggles to maintain the cemetery grounds. Megan Wyeth, photographer, conceived the idea of publishing a portion of her photography of the cemetery along with a variety of writings by area authors, with all proceeds committed to the cemetery's endowment fund.

Mount Mora 1851 A Collection of Photography and Writings sells for $30 and is available in St. Joseph, Missouri, at Stillwaters, Hastings, and The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. gift shop.

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