Antique Civil War Era Saddlepack Bible, circa 1864, NYC

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This true treasure, an antique Civil War era saddlepack Bible, published in New York City in 1864 belonged to my grandpa and to his grandpa. To me it signifies generations of faith. I love knowing the yellowed fingerprints on the pages belonged to my ancestors. They tell me where those that went before me spent their time in study and may hold clues to their joys and struggles too.


Birchard Nelson, preached from his grandfather’s Bible


Civil War era 1864 saddlepack Bible


This tiny Bible has a leather wrap for saddlepacking


Yellowed pages reveal the fingerprints if its readers


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Published by Angela Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach is an author, genealogist, screenwriter, speaker, and radio personality.