A Reply to the Review of Judge Advocate General Holt, of the Proceedings, Findings and Sentence, of the General Court Martial, In the Case of Major General Fitz John Porter, and Vindication of That Officer

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.

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