The museum shop and bookstore of the Historical Society of Carroll County, houses a wide variety of unique items for everyone.  Our book section specializes in the history of Carroll County through publications produced by HSCC and other publishers. We carry books on the history of Maryland and the region, decorative arts, architecture, artifact care and conservation. A number of works by local authors and a great selection of historically relevant children’s books round out the book store experience. Please see below for a small portion of the publications offered for purchase.

Please note, at this time the Shellman Shop and Bookstore is open for browsing between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Books can be purchased online by clicking this link or over the phone or by mail. Please contact Christina Yoder at officemanager@hsccmd.org with any questions.  Or, you can click on our Order Form link, print it off and fill it out and mail your order in to us:

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Civil War Book Titles

Maryland in the Civil War
Resisting Sherman
Memoranda During the War
The Maryland Brigade
A Band of Brothers Photo Epilogue of Marylanders in the Confederacy
Unholy Sabbath
The Broken Circle
The Regular Army on the Eve of The Civil War
Union Civil War Veterans Organizations in MD
Charity Afire Civil War Trilogy
ChesapeakeBayintheCivilWar
CrossroadsOfFreedomAntietam
FightingforTimeTheBattleofMonocacy
Bivouacs of The Dead
IfTheSouthWonGettysburg
A Guide to Civil War Sites in Maryland
A Low Dirty Place
A Southern Star For Maryland
MD Voices of The Civil War
Monocacy
One Continuous Fight
Of Men and Muskets
Pastime Life and Love on the HomefrontDuringtheCivilWar
Personal Recollections of A Cavalryman
Plenty of Blame to Go Around
Roads From Gettysburg
So You Think You Know Antietam
September Mourn
Resisting Sherman
The Maryland Campaign of Sept 1862 Vol II
Terror on The Chesapeake
The 75th Reunion at Gettysburg
The Broken Circle
The Bridges of WashingtonCounty
The New Civil War Handbook
The Plundering Time
The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook
The War Came By Train
Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor
Under Two Flags The Shrivers
William Henry Seward and the SecessionCrisis
A Nation Divided Causes of The Civil War kids
Brothers At War kids
Great Leaders of The Civil War kids
Life on the Home front During the Civil War kids
Rebel Hart Kids
Reconstruction and the Aftermath of the Civil War kids
Fighting With Jeb Stuart
The MD Campaign of Sept 1862 Vol II Antietam
Trial By Fire
The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg kids
The MD Campaign of Sept 1862 Vol I South Mountain
Turning Point Battles of the Civil War kids
Voices of Freedom Frederick Douglass kids
Voices of Freedom Harriet Beecher Stowe kids
Voices of Freedom Sojourner Truth kids
Voices of Freedom John Brown kids
Gettysburg kids
Ghosts of Vicksburg kids
Final Campaigns of the Civil War kids
Young Heroes of History Off to Fight kids
Voices of Freedom William Lloyd Garrisons kids
A Long and Bloody Task
Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale
A Season of Slaughter
Dont Give an Inch
Fight Like the Devil
Hell Itself
No Turning Back
Calamity in Carolina
Strike Them a Blow
Simply Murder
That Field of Blood
That Furious Struggle
The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson
The Aftermath of Battle
The Last Road North
Dawn of Victory
To The Bitter End
Determined To Stand and Fight
Grants Last Battle
Firestorm at Gettysburg
Civil War Quilts
Marylanders in Blue the Artillery and the Cavalry
Recollections of Stuarts Raid through Maryland
The Civil War Soldier
We Were Marching on Christmas Day
Maryland in the Civil War Resisting Sherman Memoranda During the War The Maryland Brigade A Band of Brothers Photo Epilogue of Marylanders in the Confederacy Unholy Sabbath The Broken Circle The Regular Army on the Eve of The Civil War Union Civil War Veterans Organizations in MD Charity Afire Civil War Trilogy ChesapeakeBayintheCivilWar CrossroadsOfFreedomAntietam FightingforTimeTheBattleofMonocacy Bivouacs of The Dead IfTheSouthWonGettysburg A Guide to Civil War Sites in Maryland A Low Dirty Place A Southern Star For Maryland MD Voices of The Civil War Monocacy One Continuous Fight Of Men and Muskets Pastime Life and Love on the HomefrontDuringtheCivilWar Personal Recollections of A Cavalryman Plenty of Blame to Go Around Roads From Gettysburg So You Think You Know Antietam September Mourn Resisting Sherman The Maryland Campaign of Sept 1862 Vol II Terror on The Chesapeake The 75th Reunion at Gettysburg The Broken Circle The Bridges of WashingtonCounty The New Civil War Handbook The Plundering Time The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook The War Came By Train Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor Under Two Flags The Shrivers William Henry Seward and the SecessionCrisis A Nation Divided Causes of The Civil War kids Brothers At War kids Great Leaders of The Civil War kids Life on the Home front During the Civil War kids Rebel Hart Kids Reconstruction and the Aftermath of the Civil War kids Fighting With Jeb Stuart The MD Campaign of Sept 1862 Vol II Antietam Trial By Fire The Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg kids The MD Campaign of Sept 1862 Vol I South Mountain Turning Point Battles of the Civil War kids Voices of Freedom Frederick Douglass kids Voices of Freedom Harriet Beecher Stowe kids Voices of Freedom Sojourner Truth kids Voices of Freedom John Brown kids Gettysburg kids Ghosts of Vicksburg kids Final Campaigns of the Civil War kids Young Heroes of History Off to Fight kids Voices of Freedom William Lloyd Garrisons kids A Long and Bloody Task Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale A Season of Slaughter Dont Give an Inch Fight Like the Devil Hell Itself No Turning Back Calamity in Carolina Strike Them a Blow Simply Murder That Field of Blood That Furious Struggle The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson The Aftermath of Battle The Last Road North Dawn of Victory To The Bitter End Determined To Stand and Fight Grants Last Battle Firestorm at Gettysburg Civil War Quilts Marylanders in Blue the Artillery and the Cavalry Recollections of Stuarts Raid through Maryland The Civil War Soldier We Were Marching on Christmas Day

An Illustrated Atlas of Carroll County, Maryland
Reprint of the 1877 Edition with a Supplement of Biographical, Family, Business and Organization Sketches, 1993. A valuable resource for researching local history. The Atlas shows property owners in the 1877 election districts, towns, and villages. The supplement was compiled by donors to the Historical Society’s Legacy Campaign. $20

Antietam:  The Bloodiest Day of the Civil War
By Warren D. Wenger.  A local historian examines the battle of South Mountain, the capture of Harper’s Ferry and the bloody fighting along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland in September 1862.  $10.00

Carroll County and the Great War for Civilization, 1917-1919
A Companion Publication to the Exhibition by the Historical Society of Carroll County. “Roll of Honor” with service records of more than 1100 Carroll County men and women who served in World War 1 and essays about Company H, 1st Maryland Infantry on the Mexican Border, civilian war work, military participation, soldiers’ letters and reminiscences. $10

Carroll County Physicians of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
By Theodore E. Woodward, M.D. The history of the medical profession in Carroll County is portrayed by Dr. Theodore E. Woodward, M.D. Beginning with an introduction and reminiscence about changes in medical traditions, the book contains biographies of the academically trained physicians in each of Carroll County’s communities. It also provides a section about the history of the Carroll County Medical Society and a listing of manuscript sources available for the study of Carroll County’s doctors. $16

Carroll’s Heritage–Essays on the Architecture of a Piedmont Maryland County
By Joe Getty. What is fact and what is fiction about the early history of Carroll County? Popular beliefs about 18th century life in this region are sometimes part of a mythology that gives an inaccurate view of our past. Using early buildings as a documentary resource, these essays show how the settlers established farmsteads using the vernacular architectural traditions of the Pennsylvania German and Tidewater English cultures. Geography, log construction techniques, and ethnic customs influenced the details of these early buildings. Homes of the Winchester, Erb, Haines, Royer, Arter, Frizzel and other local families are described. Out of these traditions, a regional farmhouse style evolved that dominated the architecture of the 19th century. This book is an illustrated guide to this pattern of architectural development and provides insight about the daily life of the early settlers. $12

The Civil War in Maryland
By Daniel Carroll Toomey.  A chronology of the war in the Old Line State, from John Brown’s emergence in western Maryland in 1859 to the Lincoln funeral procession through the streets of Baltimore in 1865, this volume covers the major and minor military engagements on land and water as well as many political events.  Hardcover, illustrated.  $20.00

David Shriver, 1735 – 1826:  Pioneer & Patriot of Piedmont Maryland
By George Donald Riley, Jr.  The story of David Shriver, son of a German immigrant, who settled in Frederick (now Carroll) County in 1760 and became a founding father of the German American farmers in piedmont Maryland.  David served in the Maryland militia during the American Revolution.  In 1776, he was elected to the constitutional convention creating a constitution and bill of rights for Maryland.  He later served many years in the Maryland General Assembly as a delegate and senator.  Includes ancestral chart, maps, tables and endnotes.  Hardcover; 200 pages; indexed; illustrated. $27

The Forgotten Corner:  A History of Oakland Mill
By Diana Mills Scott.  Based on years of research, this book presents the fascinating tale of the Oakland Woolen Mill, the town it supported and the drowning of both under the waters of Liberty Reservoir.  The author made extensive use of archival sources but also interviewed several of the town’s last residents. Illustrated with over 100 photos, indexed.  $22.00

Images of America: Carroll County
By Catherine Baty.  Part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, this new volume presents a photographic history of Carroll County.  Chapters on Westminster, Hampstead, Manchester, Mount Airy, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown and Union Bridge cover the growth of the County’s incorporated towns.  Another chapter deals with the smaller communities around the county.  Includes 192 photographs from the collection of the Historical Society and heritage groups from across the county.  Softcover, 128 pages.  $19.99

Images of America: Frederick County
Frederick County, a crossroads of American history, boasts some of the major building blocks of our country – the National Road, the C&O Canal and the B&O Railroad.  This book, featuring images from the collection of the Historical Society of Frederick County, illustrates the lives of the people of Frederick County from the daily chores on a farm, to urban pastimes, to dramatic events such as Confederate troops marching through Frederick and the inaugural run of the Frederick & Middletown Railway.  Part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. Softcover, 128 pages.  $19.99

Images of America:  Sykesville
By Bill Hall.  Take a glimpse into the history of the town of Sykesville along the banks of the Patapsco River in southern Carroll County.  From the arrival of the B&O Railroad’s “Old Main Line” in 1831, to 19th century copper mines, to the construction of the Springfield Hospital complex in the 1890s the town has a colorful story to tell.  Softcover, 128 pages.  $19.99

Images of America:  Taneytown
Edited by Tyler J. Boone.  Part of the Arcadia Press Images of America series this new volume presents the history of one of Carroll County’s oldest communities through photographs.  The book features 200 images of the city from the HSCC collection and private collectors.  Softcover, 128 pages.  $19.99

Legacy of the Land
By Carol Lee. This publication traces the history of agricultural enterprise in Carroll County. It documents many of the farm traditions and a way of life that is quickly disappearing from the Carroll County landscape of today. It includes vignettes written by Carroll Countians that describe special characteristics and unique features of our county’s agrarian heritage. $19.99

Make Room for Sentiment: A Physician’s Story
By Theodore E. Woodward, M.D. This autobiography of Theodore E. Woodward, M.D. traces his childhood in Westminster through his distinguished service with the U.S. Typhus Commission during WWII to his role as Chair of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine. $25

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