SCHARF, J. Thomas. History of the Confederate States Navy from Its Organization to the Surrender of Its Last Vessel. Albany, NY: Joseph McDonough, 1894. 2nd ed. 824pp. Portrait frontis., illus., portraits, plates. Orig. cloth, printed paper spine label, T.e.g. Rear inner hinge cracked, else very good untrimmed copy. HOWES S-147. "Scharf's history of the Confederate Navy has been around for a long time. It is still unsurpassed in its wealth of information. It is a desirable book" In Tall Cotton, 162. "The best on its subject in spite of the inclusion of some unevaluated or conflicting opinions by participants" Nevins I, p.233.