REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING, IN COMPLIANCE WITH A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF FEBRUARY 2, 1857, INFORMATION RESPECTING THE PURCHASE OF CAMELS FOR THE PURPOSES OF MILITARY TRANSPORTATION
1857 · Washington
by [Davis, Jefferson]
Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1857. 34th Cong., 3d Sess. SED62. 238pp, disbound. Illustrations [several illustrations in text, full page plate illustrations, one folding plate illustration]. Very Good.
Jefferson Davis dispatches Major Henry C. Wayne to various places in the Middle East, for the purpose of "examining the quality of the camel in Asia Minor" and elsewhere, and to purchase them for use in the American Desert. "Whenever you meet with fine animals it would be well to procure them." With Major Wayne's reports on his travels and observations.
Graff 4436. (Inventory #: 25956)