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Running the Blockade; or U.S. Secret Service Adventures

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    This item as you can see is a RUNNING THE BLOCKADE; OR, U. S. SECRET SERVICE ADVENTURES. If you are a fan of this would make a great addition to a Collection as well. I will get more and more listed as I have time, so be sure to Favorite the Store and check back often.

    Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. The fictional account of blockade runners and the secret service in the US Civil War by William Henry Thomes (1824 - 1895). Thomes is also known for 'The Goldhunters' Adventures; or, Life in Australia' based on his own experience as a gold prospector. Here, the author describes a night time fictional encounter with President Lincoln: "As I wandered along the avenue, I nearly stumbled over a tall, dark-complexioned man, whose clothes were none too neat, apparently made without regard to symmetry or shape, with many a wrinkle in the back of his coat, and pants that were baggy at the knees, a vest that was buttoned awry, the bottom turned up, as though in open remonstrance at being required to enclose the form of so uncouth a looking person as the one who stood before me."

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