OFFICIAL DISPATCHES AND LETTERS OF REAR ADMIRAL DU PONT, U.S. NAVY. 1846-48. 1861-63.

Wilmington, De. 1883. [2],531pp. Original purple cloth, spine gilt. Cloth speckled, else near fine. Item #WRCAM9698

Both this work and DuPont's EXTRACTS FROM PRIVATE JOURNAL-LETTERS... were issued in privately printed editions of only fifty copies for private distribution, and are exceedingly rare. Eberstadt states that the present volume is even rarer than its companion. The first section is devoted to dispatches sent by DuPont from California during the Mexican-American War, when he transported Fremont and his troops from Monterey to San Diego and attacked Mexican shipping in the Gulf of California. He also commanded the Atlantic blockading forces against the Confederacy for the first two years of the Civil War. EBERSTADT 132:174. HOWES D589, "b." GARRETT, p.207. HILL 520. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 111 (note).

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