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Shannon | Fred Albert

The Organization and Administration of the Union Army 1861 – 1865

First Edition / Limited Edition


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First edition of The Organization and Administration of the Union Army by Professor Fred Albert Shannon.

Octavo, [two volumes], 323pp; 348pp. Dark blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. An ex-library copy with faint library catalogue listing on spine, library discard tag on front endpaper, Complete with frontispiece portrait and six full-page illustrations. Top edge gilt, uncut fore edge. Clean text, free of any markings in text block. (Howes, S327) (Nevins I, 14) (Eicher, 855).

From a limited edition of 475 printed sets, most of which were quickly acquired by libraries.

Comments: This scarce Civil War work by Fred Shannon won the Pulitzer for History in 1929. It describes the evolution of the union army from a peacetime organization to an active military organization, the supply chain struggles and the hardship of the conversion. It is largely based on a paper written by Union Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson, where the author argues that no officers should have been appointed who were not West Point graduates. A reprint of this work was published in 1965.

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The Arthur H. Clark Company


First Edition / Limited Edition

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Shannon | Fred Albert