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Washington, DC: War Department, 1863 January 29. 16mo. 2pp (single leaf). Handbill. Very good. Binding traces down left edge. Mourning border. Announcement of the death of Colonel John James Abert (1788-1863), chief topographical engineer and head of the Topographical Bureau. A long-time career officer, Abert headed this bureau from 1834 until his 1861 retirement. "The Army and the country will not need to be reminded of the vast interest and value attached to the operations of this corps since its organization," Thomas reminds the reader. "The geographical and other information concerning this continent which its officers have collected and published, has challenged the admiration of the scientific world." Signed in type at the conclusion by Adjutant General Thomas. Bookseller Inventory # 24814

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Title: General Orders, No. 25.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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