Item #16199 Report of the Secretary of the Navy for the Year 1862 (Civil War). Detailed Accounts of the Monitor vs the Merrimack, CSS Virginia.

Report of the Secretary of the Navy for the Year 1862 (Civil War)

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1863. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #16199

An invaluable reference of first-hand accounts of arguably the most important year for either Navy during the Civil War.

1862 marked the first time two ironclads engaged in combat, at the Battle of Hampton Roads, when the Monitor and the Merrimack squared off. This volume contains detailed accounts of the battle as well as accounts of the capture of New Orleans, LA, Galveston, TX and Forts Donelson and Henry, Ulysses S. Grant's first major victories of the war.

Bound in contemporary 3/4 hunter-green morocco over marbled-paper covered boards. Square tight binding. Clean interior, save for two small contemporary previous owner signatures in iron gall ink to the front end paper. Mild edge wear to binding. Hinges sound. outer pages lightly foxed.

Overall, a handsome and superior edition.

Price: $250.00