New York: The Commandery, 1891. First edition. Hardcover. Signed and annotated by Robert P. Patterson, who was Secretary of War under President Roosevelt during World War II. The first work in a series of Civil War essays published by the New York branch of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
This organization was formed by three Union Army officers immediately following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, to thwart potential future threats to the national government. Essays include Gettysburg, by Thomas Rafferty; The Death of General Grant by William T. Sherman; Some Incidents in the Trial of President Lincoln's Assassins by Henry L. Burnett; Grant at Chattanooga, by Oliver O. Howard; and The Character of Grant, by Ely S. Parker.
Tall 8vo, viii, 391pp, teg. Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt emblem of military medal at the front board. Spine ends slightly rubbed. Top corner of title page torn away; Contents page loose, ruffled at top edge. Good + overall. Item #24148