Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1891. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvi, 15-553,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix. Small insect damage to fore-edge. Card and inscription pasted inside 2nd front flyleaf. Boards scuffed, some wear to spine edges. Daniel Ammen (May 15, 1820 ? July 11, 1898) was a U.S. naval officer during the American Civil War and the postbellum period, as well as a prolific author. In 1861? 62, he commanded the gunboat USS Seneca in the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. His bravery was conspicuous in the Battle of Port Royal, November 7, 1861. Under Samuel F. Dupont's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia and Florida. In the engagements with Fort McAllister, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor USS Patapsco. He was commissioned captain of the USS Mohican July 26, 1866. His publications include The Atlantic Coast in The Navy in the Civil War Series; Recollections of Grant; and The Old Navy and the New.
Officers of a Union monitor, probably USS Patapsco, photographed during the American Civil War.
He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878. During the more than half a century covered by this chronicle, so marvelous have been the changes in naval architecture and armament, in the development of means of locomotion both on shore and afloat, and in the establishing of rapid communication over the whole inhabited glove, that the intelligent reader can hardly realize that they have occurred within so brief an historical period of time. A principal object of these memoirs has been to note these mutations in their order, and to present a picture of naval life as affected by them. The writer's intention has been to make the narrative representative not only of his own experiences, but also of that of many other officers, varying from his only in time and circumstances. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War, Naval Operations, United States Navy, Thomas Hamer, Farragut, Sloop-of-War Vandalia, de Joinville, Uriah Levy, David Crockett, Sam Houston, Slavers, Samuel DuPont, Coast Survey, David Porter, Naval Observatory, Sandwich I