Memoirs of Service with John Yates Beall, C.S.N. Edited with an introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman.

Richmond, VA: Richmond Press, 1910. First edition. 8vo. 69 pp. Two portrait plates of the author. Beall and his men, including Baker, operated as naval irregulars, primarily in the Chesapeake Bay area; after mounting an unsuccessful foray into Lake Erie in an attempt to free Confederate prisoners on Johnson's Island, Beall was captured and hung as a spy, dying "a felon's death where he deserved a hero's grave" (introduction). Not in Nevins or Dornbusch. Very good. Original gilt-stamped green cloth. (9926). Item #63466

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