A Facsimile of the 20th Congress 1st Session Report No. 140 titled "Tennessee Militiamen. Report of the Committee on Military Affairs, To Which Were Referred The Correspondence and Documents From The War Department, In Relation to the Proceedings of a Court Martial. Ordered For the Trial of Certain Tennessee Militiamen Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1993.
Soft cover. Tall soft cover. 283 pages. Illustrated cover. Map illustration inside. Some stains on the front cover from residue of some sticker. A very small stain on the blank end sheet. From the publisher of Mountain Press, James Douthat - "The contents will reflect the attitudes and practices of militia life during the War of 1812. The whole story revolves around a mistaken notion on part of the militia men and the Federal Government. The men thought they were enrolled for a three month tour of duty. The Government understood this to be six months, thus the conflict evolves into a very ugly situation and finally Court martial for a large number of militia men. The end results is that a number of militiamen are shot for mutiny and an even larger number are sent home in disgrace for disobedience of orders." Very good. Item #22280