Richmond, Va. West & Johnston, Publishers, 1861. 198, [2- Index] pp. Title page with rubberstamp and light soil, verso with ink accession number. Text lightly to moderately spotted. Bound in later buckram, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, gum label at spine base.
This foundation Confederate imprint also issued from several other southern cities during 1861. The Articles of War, generally copied from U.S. Army Articles, reflect the deadly serious nature of the rebellion: "All officers and soldiers who have received pay, or have been duly enlisted in the services of the Confederate States, and shall be convicted of having deserted the same, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as, by sentence of a court-martial, shall be inflicted."
Parrish & Willingham 2215. Sabin 2054. Item #32019