ARGUMENT OF JOHN C. BULLITT, COUNSEL FOR FITZ-JOHN PORTER, BEFORE THE ADVISORY BOARD OF ARMY OFFICERS AT WEST POINT JANUARY, 1879.

[2], 70 pp plus two unpaginated maps [verso of each is blank]. Stitched in original printed wrappers. Light wear, Very Good. Inscribed on the front wrapper, "Hon. Samuel J.R. McMillan Compliments of F.J. Porter." McMillan was a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1875-1887.

Porter spent years seeking to overturn the guilty verdict at his court martial for allegedly disobeying Pope's orders at Second Manassas, and for failing to engage his troops there. Porter, whose many advocates insisted he had been unfairly treated, finally prevailed. His lawyer, Bullitt, was a Kentuckian who moved to Philadelphia and developed an extraordinarily successful practice. Bullitt's Argument is well-represented in institutions, but rarely offered in the trade. Item #32176

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