Washington, D.C. Judd & Detweiler, 1891. Original publisher's cloth [front cover lettering dulled]. Portrait frontis, xvi, 168 pp, full-page illustrations. Text Fine.
Anna Ella Carroll was an apparently influential Marylander who had been an adviser to Millard Fillmore and a Know-Nothing before the election of 1860. During the War she was an adviser to Lincoln on issues of war and Reconstruction. For 19th century America, her involvement in the Nation's political life in its upper echelons is unusual if not unique. She became a favorite of the Suffragists.
However, a skeptical Nevins calls the book "A renewal of the unathenticated claim" that she "was responsible for the 1862 Tennessee River campaign, plus a new ple that the lady be compensated for her efforts." A second volume, "little known" in the words of Ernie Wessen, was also published. It is not offered here.
II Nevins 39. Item #35840