Baltimore: Printed and Published by J. Murphy & Co., 1863.
Stitched, printed wraps. 88 pages. Original yellow paper wraps with title on the front cover. Publisher advertisements printed on the rear cover cover. Paper pages 65-80 toned brown. Previous owner inscription - "Jno Welsh Jr Augt 1863" written in faint pencil top of the outer front wrap. Porter was Court-Martialed in 1863 by General Pope for failure to attack at Second Battle of Bull Run. Item #15837
The author was one of the most notable attorneys of his time. From wikipedia: Reverdy Johnson (May 21, 1796 – February 10, 1876) was a statesman and jurist from Maryland. He gained fame as a defense attorney, defending notables such as Sanford of the Dred Scott case, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter at his court-martial, and Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A former Whig, he was a strong supporter of the Union war effort. At first he opposed wartime efforts to abolish slavery until 1864, and supported 13th Amendment.