First Blood: The Story of Fort Sumter. W A. Swanberg.

First Blood: The Story of Fort Sumter

London: Longmans, 1960. First UK edition. Hardcover. First U.K. edition. Hardcover. viii+373 pp. with index. Map and two sections of illustrations. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a hint of spine fade and a touch of wear at the extremities. The story of the background and the event that opened the military hostilities of the American Civil War. At the center of this narrative stands Major Robert Anderson, a Southerner by birth who did his duty as a Union officer. The book vividly depicts the plight of those held inside the garrison as mounting tension over secession swept Charleston and The South. Fine / near fine. Item #E23298

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