This book is quite possibly one of the first Civil War history books ever printed. It was offered for sale in June of 1862, only two months after the actual battle,
but the copyright for it was actually entered on August 4, 1862. It was supposed to be the first of a series called Beadle's American Battles, but it was the only one in the series to be published during the war. Perhaps when the War Department saw how much information was available, they stopped further books.
It contains a surprisingly detailed
account of the account and siege, but obviously lacks some details
of the Confederate movement. The book appears to have been written
based on newspaper accounts and official reports, under what we
would now refer to as the Freedom of Information Act.