THE CONTEST FOR CALIFORNIA IN 1861.; How Colonel E. D. Baker Saved the Pacific States to the Union. Elijah R. KENNEDY.
THE CONTEST FOR CALIFORNIA IN 1861.; How Colonel E. D. Baker Saved the Pacific States to the Union
THE CONTEST FOR CALIFORNIA IN 1861.; How Colonel E. D. Baker Saved the Pacific States to the Union
THE CONTEST FOR CALIFORNIA IN 1861.; How Colonel E. D. Baker Saved the Pacific States to the Union

THE CONTEST FOR CALIFORNIA IN 1861.; How Colonel E. D. Baker Saved the Pacific States to the Union

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. First Edition. (xv) 361 pages. First Edition. Maroon cloth. Illustrated, including a frontis portrait of Col. Baker. Octavo. Appendices. Index. INSCRIBED by the Author to Indiana Congressman Charles L. Henry in ink on the half title, "To my esteemed and trusted and worthy friend Charles L. Henry with the compliments of the Amateur Author. E. R. Kennedy 3d. May, 1912". An account of events leading up to the American Civil War, in which factions battled in California to determine whether or not the state would stay with the Union or secede with the Confederacy. Col. Baker, a lawyer, politician and friend of Lincoln, labored mightily to keep California in the Union. Front and rear hinges open but holding; rubbed including the spine ends, but Very Good or better, and now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address. Item #1309

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