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THE STORY OF THE KEARSARGE AND ALABAMA.

Henry Payot & Co: San Francisco 1868 8.75 x 6, printed wraps, 27 pp (printed on one side only). Disbound, lacks rear cover, front cover is defective, offsetting, tears, spotting, chipping, last few pages lacking part of inner margin (doesn't affect text), all pages present. Ink inscription on front cover "To Lieut. A.S. Taylor U.S.N. with the Compliments of the Author." Neither Taylor of Browne appear on the crew list of the Kearsarge. The U.S.S. Kearsarge was commissioned on January 24, 1861, and its task was to hunt for Confederate raiders in European waters. A main target was the C.S.S. Alabama, who in two years, had burned 65 Union vessels, mainly merchant ships. The Kearsarge came across the Alabama in Cherbourg harbor. It waited until the Alabama left the harbor and neutral French waters before engaging in combat. One hour after the first shot was fired the Alabama was sinking. Sold as is. Extremely rare. FIRST ED.


Book Id: 98-6155

Price: $250.00

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