The New York Herald illustrated w/map. February 15, 1863. Charleston, South Carolina

The New York Herald

Published by The New York Herald, New York, 1863
Condition: Collectible - Very Good
From Hamilton's Rare Books (Williamsburg, VA, U.S.A.)

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CONFEDERATE IRONCLAD RAID ON CHARLESTON BLOCKADE. [South Carolina] [Charleston] [Map] [1863 - February 15th] The New York Herald (publisher). The Rebel Iron-Clad Raid. /serrated rule/ Scene Of The Naval Conflict Off Charleston - - - Position Of The Contending Vessels. 19-1/2 x 12-1/2 cm. Engraved map. Removed. While on the press a segment of paper overlaid on page 3, parts of three columns of advertisements, thus leaving the overlapped parts of those columns blank. This in no way impacts the map or text relative to the War. o/w Very good. (New York). (Sunday, February 15th, 1863). - - - On January 31st, 1863 the "Confederate gunboats Chicora and Palmetto State moved out of Charleston Harbor, obscured in the haze, and raided the Federal blockaders. Mercedita was so severely damaged by ramming and shell fire that she surrendered, but later was able to get underway and escape. Keystone State was set afire, her boilers struck with ten or more shell. Other vessels were less seriously damaged . . . The Confederate ironclads took the victory to mean a lifting of the blockade and so declared to foreign powers. But the blockade was not really broken, despite the temporary interruption." - Long. Supporting the map is a reproduction of communication from Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of State, announcing the breaking of the Union Blockade of Charleston by Union warships. Complete eight page issue (No. 9650). Bosse, #1030. E. B. Long's "The Civil War Day By day," p. 317. Thomas T. Moebs' "Confederate States Navy Research Guide," p. 120. Size: 22-1/4 x 15-1/2 Inches. Bookseller Inventory # 000398

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Title: The New York Herald illustrated w/map. ...

Publisher: The New York Herald, New York

Publication Date: 1863

Binding: Paper

Book Condition:Collectible - Very Good

Edition: First Printing.

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Internet and telephone sales. Self-employed buying and selling books, manuscripts and historical collectables since 1973. I operated open book shops for 27 years, closing in 2000. If interested in a 50,000 + item bookshop inventory with showcases, ephemera, prints and etc. contact me for more information. Jack Hamilton (757) 220-3000

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