[np: 1862 or 1863]. Original printed salmon-colored front wrapper, with wrapper title [as issued]. Stitched. 71,  pp. Lacking the rear wrapper, front wrapper with light extremity chipping, else Very Good.
"Though strongly stated, Buell's testimony adds up to a fairly convincing defense of a bulk of his actions" [Nevins]. Buell's conduct at Shiloh in April 1862 had been controversial-- Buell thought he'd been the key to victory; but Halleck thought he was a dawdler. General Buell lost President Lincoln's confidence because, like McClellan, he "seemed more adept at framing excuses than taking action...Buell was not the general to march and fight while living off the country. When he made clear his intent to re-establish a base at Nashville instead of going after the rebels, Lincoln removed him and named William S. Rosecrans to command the renamed Army of the Cumberland" [McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom 522]. Buell hoped that this military commission would exonerate him but... it didn't.
I Nevins 24. Sabin 8979. Item #30846