Admiral Franklin Buchanan, Fearless Man of Action.

Baltimore, (MD): Norman Remington Co., 1929. First edition. 8vo. xvi, (2), 285 pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, portraits, color frontispiece portrait of Buchanan, endpaper maps. Buchanan (1800-1874), a native of Baltimore, served in the U.S. Navy, 1815-1861, rising to command ships in the Mexican War and on Perry's expedition to Japan, 1852-1854; he served as the first superintendent of the Naval Academy and as commandant of the Washington Navy Yard before resigning to join the Confederate navy in 1861, there commanding the Virginia at the Battle of Hampton Roads and earning promotion to full admiral, the only such Confederate naval officer, but that honor lost its luster when he "oversaw" the disastrous defeat at Mobile Bay where he was wounded and taken prisoner. Original gilt-stamped decorated blue cloth, dust jacket (soiled, worn around the edges) illustrated with a color portrait of Buchanan. (10070). Item #63477

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