THE NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. An Exposure of Its Condition, and the Causes of Its Failure...in the Case of Mattingly vs. the Washington and Alexandria Steamboat Company. Reported by James O. Clephane. Edward N. DICKERSON.

THE NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. An Exposure of Its Condition, and the Causes of Its Failure...in the Case of Mattingly vs. the Washington and Alexandria Steamboat Company. Reported by James O. Clephane.

New York, (NY): John A. Gray & Green, Printers and Stereoypers, Fire-Proof Buildings, Corner of Frankfort and Jacob Streets, 1864. First edition. 8vo. 80 pp. Original beige printed wraps (spine glued to binder). Inscribed in ink by the author on the front cover. Sabin 20018. See DAB for a brief discussion of Dickerson's controversy with Secretary of State Gideon Welles over the issue of steam propulsion in naval ships, which was at the heart of this case. Dickerson's views were eventually proven correct. Item #65718

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