Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1865. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Item #26842
xlix + (1) blank + 535 pages. Name of 'H.M. Wells' on front cover; our research indicates this was a U.S. Army transport vessel in use in the Southern theater of war during the conflict. The extensive Index to Appendix at front is divided into the various U.S. Navy squadrons and their operations in this year of the Civil War, with detailed reportage from named contributors throughout. With folding maps & plans and plates, collated complete per the contents listings: Map showing position of vessels and line of line in the first attack upon Fort Fisher. Approx. 19" x 21" overall size. Map - Second attack upon Fort Fisher. 19" x 20 ¾". Map - Plan of Fort Fisher. Part of Federal Point Entrance to Cape Fear River. Sketch Showing Line of Rebel Fortifications Captured… 14 ¼" x 23 ¼". Map - Plan of rebel works on Smith's Island, N.C. 9 ¼" x 12". General Map of Charleston Harbor showing rebel defences & obstructions. 24" x 26 3/4"; accomplished in colors. Detached; tissue repaired on back along closed tear. Map showing rebel fortifications on James' Island. 16" x 19" detached. Map showing rebel fortifications on Sullivan's Island. 13" x 26" detached; holed along old fold line at top left panel margin. Map showing the defences of Charleston, S.C. 16 ½" x 24" detached. Map showing the defences of Savannah, Georgia 14 ½" x 19".Map showing plan of "Causten's Bluff" Fort 12 ½" x 16 ½". Plates single-page size, 6"x 9", showing: The rope obstructions between Forts Sumter and Moultrie. Obstruction anchor. Buoy of rope on obstructions and mode of securing to the rope. Plan of boom across Hog Island channel. Barrel torpedo, with its fuse. Plan of frame torpedoes found in Ashley river, &c. Single frame torpedo, (cast-iron.) Section of torpedo taken from the row of piling opposite Fort McAllister, Ga., Dec. 15, 1864. The torpedo attached to the bow of the rebel ram Charleston. Copper torpedo attached to bow of David, or torpedo boat (2 images on one plate) Plan of torpedo boats as constructed at Charleston, S.C. Sketch of rebel ram Columbia. Midship section of rebel ram Columbia, &c. Approx. 6" x 9"size; bound in the original blue printed paper wraps, brown cloth spine. Some wear & soiling to the binding; pages 257-310 trimmed at leading margins, no loss to text; page 257-8 very darkened, holed at inner margins, no loss to sense of text. Binding is sound; in good condition.