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Lot 0697
Heading: (United States Navy)
Author: Jones, Charles Colock, Jr.
Title: The Life and Services of Commodore Josiah Tattnall
Place Published: Savannah
Publisher:Morning News Steam Printing House
Date Published: 1878

[i-v] vi-ix [1, blank], [1] 2-255 [1, blank], [1] 2-4 pp. Frontispiece. (8vo), 23.5 x 16 cm (9¼x6¼"), original green cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First Ediion.

Tattnall was engaged in several close bombardments of Veracruz, after which he was in the assault on Tuxpan. Wounded, he was sent home after the navy was no longer needed at Veracruz. One of his unique assignments was sailing Santa-Anna, whom he protected upon disembarkation, to Veracruz (pp. 43-46).


Tattnall (1795-1871) had a wide variety of U.S. Navy assignments, ranging from the African squadron to the Pacific. He fought for the South during the Civil War, during which service he ordered the controversial destruction of the ironclad CSS Virginia.

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Upper cover moderately stained and spotted; slightly rubbed; frontispiece lightly offset to title page; very good. With ink signature of A.D. Candler on front pastedown.

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The Life and Services of Commodore Josiah Tattnall

Estimate $10 - $100Aug 23, 2018