(S.l. ): (S.n.), 1917. Limited edition, #22 of 75. Black & white photographs, facsimiles. Softcover. Quarto. 36 pages. Good. Covers soiled, some splitting along spine.
Scarce commemoration of Andrew Carnegie and the establishment of the United States Military Telegraph Corps at the beginning of the Civil War. Homer Bates was one of the first telegraph operators recruited. Contains many interesting anecdotes along with some historic photographs and portraits. Carnegie is quoted herein regarding his experience in re-opening the Annapolis & Elk Ridge Railroad between Annapolis and Annapolis Junction in April 1861.
Laid in is an appeal letter on stationery from the Society of The United States Military Telegraph Corps, which gives background on this Appreciation of Mr. Carnegie and the printing of first 25, then 75 copies of it at a cost of $325 in 1917. This is copy #22 of 75, numbered on the limitation statement inside front cover.