[New Orleans: Printed at the Office of the Jeffersonian, 1846]. 11pp. plus three large folding plates. Contemporary cloth, spine expertly repaired. Minor foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM49508
An instructive work regarding American military fortifications in Florida during the latter years of the Seminole wars, most notable for the three large folding plates illustrating fort plans. The author, William Henry Chase, was a Florida militia commander who served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over forty years, designing and constructing forts near Pensacola, Key West, and New Orleans, among others. In this work he discusses fortifications around Fort Pickens in Pensacola, a fort he had designed and constructed, and whose surrender Chase would later demand at the onset of the Civil War, when he served as a major general in the Confederate Army. A rare work, with only seven copies in OCLC. JUMONVILLE 1433. OCLC 31885914.