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ADDRESS BEFORE THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY OF THE - Alvord, Benjamin - 1839. 
New York, 1839. 62pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Some foxing, light vertical crease through first half of text, otherwise very good. A rare speech delivered to the cadets of West Point on Dec. 29, 1838 giving a detailed account of both the Dade's Massacre, fought in late December 1835, and the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, fought on Christmas Day in 1837. An important source for the two most significant military events of the Second Seminole War. HOWES A193. SABIN 987.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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