Item #1530 Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson. Gideon Welles, John T. Morse Jr.
Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson
Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson
Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson
Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson
Essential Insider Lincoln Administration Source

Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. First printing. Black and white photographic portraits. Original cloth over boards. Octavos. liv, 549; xviii, 653; and xviii, 671 pages. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt titles and rules to spines, double gilt rules along top and bottom of upper boards, top edges gilt, tissue-guarded frontispieces. Some light extremity rubs to bindings, shallow bumps to a few fore corners. Several leaves roughly opened. Mild age toning, some scattered foxing. Hinges sound. A handsome 3 volume set.

The diary of Secretary Welles is an incredibly valuable historical source that provides firsthand accounts and insights into the Lincoln administration and evaluations of high level officials and significant events of the Civil War and Reconstruction period. It includes evaluations of General McClellan's inadequacies, Lincoln's changing ideas on emancipation, the assassination of Lincoln, the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, and much more. An indispensable source for anyone interested in this period of U. S. history.

Ref. EICHER 437; HOWES W240; NEVINS vol. I p. 238; UNION BOOKSHELF 108, etc.


Item #1530

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