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A collection of 163 general orders of the US Navy
[Washington, D.C.: U.S. Navy Dept, 1871. A collection of general orders for the US Navy, nos. 1-163, along with 9 circulars; the majority bound together in half calf over marbled boards, gilt spine in 5 compartments, raised bands, marbled edges; boards rubbed, hinges cracked but sound. Orders 160-163, along with all circulars are laid in. Orders 1-70 are summarized, with those following as issued. Includes an order concerning the death of President Lincoln (Order 51), court martials, honors, the renaming of ships from Native American words to Greek, and then back to Native American, and so on. Ex-library of "Rear Admiral M. Smith, U.S.N.," likely Melancton Smith III, who commanded the Massechusetts and Wabash for the Union during the Civil War, with his label on upper free endpaper and signature on flyleaf.
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