The Life and Services of Commodore Josiah Tattnall

Savannah, (GA): Morning News Steam Printing House, 1878. First edition. 8vo. x, 255, 4 pp. Portrait frontispiece. A career U.S. Naval officer and Savannah native, Tattnall (1795-1871) served as a senior officer for the Confederacy, in charge of Georgia and South Carolina naval defenses. Howes J-201. Nevins I, p. 227: "An over-romantic but reliable work which includes some of Tattnall's wartime correspondence not published elsewhere." Original plum cloth, gilt spine title. Upper rear edge abraded, else very good. Item #53609

Price: $250.00

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