1869 1st ed Navy Memoirs of Raphael Semmes Civil WAR Confederate Lost Cause

SEMMES, Raphael

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Raphael Semmes was a Confederate officer in the American Civil War, commanding ships in the Confederate and the United States Navy. He published a collection of memoirs and war reminiscences describing his service in the navy during the Civil War; however, this work is primarily looked at as a defense of his actions during the Confederacy’s inevitable loss, or ‘Lost Cause’.

 

According to Nevins, this work is

“a first-hand, subjective account by the captain of the CSS Sumpter and the Alabama, interestingly written.”

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1869 1st ed Navy Memoirs of Raphael Semmes Civil WAR Confederate Lost Cause

 

Raphael Semmes was a Confederate officer in the American Civil War, commanding ships in the Confederate and the United States Navy. He published a collection of memoirs and war reminiscences describing his service in the navy during the Civil War; however, this work is primarily looked at as a defense of his actions during the Confederacy’s inevitable loss, or ‘Lost Cause’.

 

According to Nevins, this work is

“a first-hand, subjective account by the captain of the CSS Sumpter and the Alabama, interestingly written.”

 

Item number: #4786

Price: $750

 

SEMMES, Raphael

 

Memoirs of service afloat : during the war between the states

 

Baltimore [Md.] : Kelly, Piet & Co., 1869. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 833
    • Illustrated with 6 hand colored plates and 15 portraits.
  • References: Howes S 286; Nevins I, 233; Sabin 79081
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 7in (22.5cm x 17.5cm)

 

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4786

Categories

Americana, American History

Military & War

Authors

SEMMES, Raphael

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete