Report of the Committee on Providing a Thanksgiving Dinner for the Soldiers and Sailors : presented December 14th, 1864.
New York: Union League Club, 1865. First Edition. Original wraps. 8vo (23 x 15cm). 84pp. Original sewn wraps, expert repair to upper cover. PO name to title page. Pages 1-16 chipped (1-1/4" descending to 1/4"), pages 17-25 folded in (1/16") at tail corner but none affecting text. Text block tight and unmarked. In custom beige case. Towards the end of The Civil War President Lincoln proclaimed a Thanksgiving for the last Thursday of November. The Union League Club of New York City held a meeting on November 3, 1864 to organize an event "to furnish a Thanksgiving Dinner for the Soldiers of the Potomac, the James, the Shenandoah and the sailors in the North Atlantic Squadron". One of the organizers of the event (serving as treasurer) was Theodore Roosevelt (father of "Teddy"). OCLC 31747874. Very good. Item #1256