New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1867. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022156
Portrait frontispiece, 276pp., (8)pp. publisher's ads at rear, illustrations and maps. Mobile was regarded as one of the keys of the Confederacy having communication year round by rivers as well as by railroad into the heart of Alabama and Mississippi. The Union forces concentrated on Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley. The siege and capture of Fort Blakely was basically the last combined-force battle of the war. Union Colored Troops played a major role in the successful Union assault. Bound in red cloth, spine lettering gilt, dark brown coated endpapers short tears to cloth at head, small black stain to rear board near heas, small hole to front free endpaper, some light soiling or rubbing. A very good copy of this scarce and important work.