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Dana, Charles Anderson (Assistant Secretary of War from 1863 to 1865)
Recollections of the Civil War: With the Leaders at Washington and in the Field in the Sixties
D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1898. Very good condition ruby red cloth boards with gold front cover lettering and gold spine lettering. Includes Preface dated October 17, 1898 and Index. The upper page edges are gold, the other two page edges are uncut. Please see the pictures of all five outer views of this exceedingly rare (over 120 years old) and important personal Civil War memoir. The first free front blank endpaper contains a neatly scripted, vintage 1898, gift inscription. The upper right corner of the second blank endpaper contains a vintage 1973 former owner scripted name. The pages contain some normal scattered light foxing, all pages are in otherwise fine condition. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait plate frontispiece of Charles A. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War from 1863 to 1865, with a fine condition tissue-guard overlay. EXCEEDINGLY RARE VOLUME. We are happy to provide additional color pictures at your request. "Mr. Dana wrote these Recollections of the civil war according to a purpose which he had entertained for several years. They were completed only a few months before his death on October 17, 1897. A large part of the narrative has been published serially in McClure's Magazine. In the chapter about Abraham Lincol and the Lincoln Cabinet Mr. Dana has drawn from a lecture which he delivered in 1896 before the New Haven Colony Historical Society. The incident of the self-wounded spy, in the chapter relating to the secret service of the war, was first printed in the North American Review for August, 1891. A few of the anecdotes about Mr. Linc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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