1889 United States Secret Service Wilkes Booth Lincoln Assassination Civil War
A beautiful, decorative first edition of the history of “The United States Secret Service.” This book, by General La Fayette Baker, deals with the interactions in the American government as well as Baker’s views on the role slavery played in the Civil War. Other important events discussed include: Wilson’s Raid, Abraham Lincoln speeches, organization of the First District Cavalry, role of women in the Civil War and more.
The most interesting chapter, however, is the chapter on famous assassinations throughout history including:
•Eglon, King of Moab
•James I of England
•Marat, French Revolution leader
•Alexander of Russian
The portion on Abraham Lincoln features an engraving of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin, being killed in a tobacco barn by Richard Garrett. Other engravings relating to Booth include him crossing the Potomac and his secret burial.
Item number: #1483
BAKER, La Fayette C
The United States Secret Service in the late war : comprising the author's introduction to the leading men at Washington, with the origin and organization of the United States Secret Service Bureau, and a graphic history of rich and exciting experiences, North and South
Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Pub. Co., ©1889. First edition.
•Collation complete with all pages: 398p
o24 leaves of plates, including frontis
•Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
•Size: ~9.5in X 7in (24cm x 18cm)
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