New York. 1862. xxii,385pp. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt leather spine spine labels. Cloth somewhat dust soiled, spine labels slightly chipped. Paper shelf label on spine, institutional blind and ink stamps on titlepage. Light tanning. Good plus. Item #WRCAM52914
Rare report on the trial of the prisoners taken from the Confederate privateer Savannah. The schooner Savannah, having been fitted as a privateer, sailed from Charleston on June 2, 1861 for the purpose of intercepting United States commercial ships. On the following day, after capturing the brig Joseph, the Savannah was herself captured by the brig-of-war Perry and her crew taken prisoner. The arduous deliberations of the trail ended in gridlock as the jury could not agree on a verdict. The appendix contains various proclamations by President Lincoln, including one declaring a naval blockade of the South.