Reports of Naval Engagements on the Mississippi River, Resulting in the Capture of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the City of New Orleans, and the Destruction of the Rebel Naval Flotilla.

Washington, (DC): GPO, 1862. First edition. 8vo. (2), 107 pp. Illustrated with two chromolithographic plates and three folding maps. With the ownership signature, dated in the year of publication, of J. Winthrop Taylor (1817-1880), Surgeon-General of the U.S. Navy in the 1870s; Taylor was surgeon aboard the "Pensacola," 1861-1863, and "saw much of the arduous service connected with the capture of New Orleans under Farragut and the regaining of Naval control of the Mississippi River by the Union forces" ("J. Winthrop Taylor, Surgeon General of the Navy," in Military Medicine, Vol. 91, No. 1, July, 1942). Very good copy, with a nice naval association, owned by a participant in the actions described. Original gilt-stamped brown cloth. (10087). Item #63473

Price: $750.00

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