GILLMORE, Quincy A. (1825-1888). Official Report to the United States Engineer Department, of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski, Georgia, February, March, and April, 1862. No. 8 in the series Papers on Practical Engineering. New York : D. Van Nostrand, 1862.
8vo (165 x 243 mm). Lithographed frontispiece of Fort Pulaski, 4 fold-out maps and diagrams, 6 additional lithographs. (Toning throughout, dampstain at head of spine). Red cloth with gilt illustration and titles with stamped rules and decorations. (Staining to boards, damage to foot and head of spine, dampstain at head).
FIRST EDITION. A report from General Gillmore, the commanding officer well-regarded for his Union victory at Fort Pulaski where the Americans successfully tested rifled artillery, rendering the stone fortifications obsolete. Gillmore's victory earned him a promotion from engineer captain to brigadier general.
Spine with damage to foot, some to head. Text block "broken." Head of spine with water damage.
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