“SIEGE AND REDUCTION OF FORT PULASKI” ID’D TO RHODE ISLAND ARTILLERY OFFICER

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Rebound book “Papers on Practical Engineering. No. 8. Official Report to the United States Engineer Department, of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski, Georgia, February, March, and April, 1862.” By Brig. Gen. Q.A. Gillmore, 1862.

Book measures 6” x 9”, 96 pages plus maps and drawings. Rebound in red imitation leather cover with title (misspelled “seige”) in gilt on front cover. Solid original text block in fine condition. Includes many color lithograph illustrations as well as foldout maps and drawings.

Inscribed in ink on first page of Gillmore’s report is “Chas. R. Brayton, Lieut Col 3d R.I. Artillery.” Charles Ray Brayton had an extensive history with the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery from 1861 to 1864 and participated in the siege of Fort Pulaski. In 1867 he was commissioned in the 17th U.S. Infantry. He died in 1910.

This volume is from the collection of author/publisher Dean Thomas.  [jet][ph:L]

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