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Lot 26: [American Civil War, Naval Conflict]

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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Description: [Preble, George H. ]: THE CHASE OF THE REBEL STEAMER OF WAR ORETO, COMMANDER J.N. MAFFITT, C.S.N. INTO THE BAY OF MOBILE, BY THE UNITED STATES STEAM SLOOP ONEIDA, COMMANDER GEO. HENRY PREBLE, U.S.N. SEPTEMBER 4, 1862. Cambridge: Printed for Private Circulation, 1862. 8vo. 60pp. Disbound, old institutional stamp to title, early ink inscription to title margin shaved, else contents quite clean and Very Good. *********************************************** "A compilation of letters, reports, and petitions for Preble's reinstatement in the navy; contains details not found in...usual sources" [Nevins]. In this incident Preble, senior officer of the blockading force off Mobile, "suffered the most serious misfortune of his career when he allowed the Confederate cruiser Oreto (Florida) to break through into the bay" [DAB]. Navy Secretary Welles dismissed him from the service, but he was reinstated in 1863 after protesting "energetically." Howes P563. I Nevins 231. Nicholson 668

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