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Invisible Siege; The Journal of Lucius E. Chittenden, April 15, 1861 -- July 14, 1861; Appointed Register of the Treasury by President Abraham Lincoln

Chittenden, Lucius E.

Published by Americana Exchange Press. San Diego, California. 1969., 1970
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
From Barry Cassidy Rare Books (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

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1500 copies printed. Book has gilt lettering front cover and spine, gilt edged page tops, uncut page sides. From the Publisher's Note: "The diary of Lucius Eugene Chittenden came to light in 1968 as a part of a group of books and old papers. Its historic importance was immediately apparent, and after verification of its authenticity, the decision to publish it was made". From the Introduction: "Written at Washington, D. C., the diary opens on April 15, the day after the surrender of Fort Sumter, and closes on July 14, seven days before the First Battle of Bull Run. The daily entries record the hopes and fears of a devoted Union supporter during the opening stages of the Civil War, setting them down with sincerity and directness. Public opinion during those weeks was an odd mixture of misplaced confidence and groundless suspicion and is pictured with unexcelled lifelikeness. The movement of troops in and around the city never appeared to make sense, the mail delivery was irregular, press dispatches were completely untrustworthy, and eye-witness accounts contradictory". Bookseller Inventory # 685

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Title: Invisible Siege; The Journal of Lucius E. ...

Publisher: Americana Exchange Press. San Diego, California. 1969.

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Cloth in Slip Case

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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