New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1866. First. hardcover. good. Portraits, maps. 512pp. + 4pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth, spine ends expertly repaired, small areas of light dampstaining to front cover, corners lightly bumped, foxing to portraits, light soiling to endpapers, front flyleaf, and last blank page. New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1866. First Edition. Author was born in Savannah Georgia. Coppee graduated from the United States Military Academy and served as an officer in the Mexican War. He later became a professor and librarian at the United States Military Academy. During the Civil War, Coppee was pro-Union, but did not serve in the Union Army. In 1864, he became editor of the United States Service Magazine that was published for members of the Union Army and Navy. Author's preface, "I must express my hearty thanks to General Grant for his kindness in sanctioning my attempt to portray his military career, and to Major-General Rawlins (Grant's chief-of-staff) for his invaluable assistance in furnishing materials without which the work could not have been written. (Inventory #: 269037)
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