Gray & Codman. War Letters, 1862-1865
Gray & Codman. War Letters, 1862-1865
Gray & Codman. War Letters, 1862-1865
Gray & Codman. War Letters, 1862-1865

Gray & Codman. War Letters, 1862-1865

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Gray, John Chipman; Ropes, John Codman. War Letters, 1862-1865; of John Chimpan Gray, Major, Judge Advocate and John Codman Ropes, Historian of the War. With portraits. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1927. First Edition. [7814]

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Maroon publisher's cloth, 7 x 9 1/2 inches, light shelf-wear, photogravure portraits of both authors, (iii.), 532 clean pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover.

"In later life the writers of the letters in this volume gained distinction in different yet related fields. Mr. Gray, resigning in 1865 a commission as Judge Advocate, resumed the practice of law in Boston, was lecturer in the Harvard Law School for five years after 1869, and from 1875 to 1915 held two of the more important professorships in that school - the Story and the Royall. He won and unequaled reputation in his special branch of law and the same qualities of mind which placed him in that eminence were applied to the matters coming before him as a soldier.

"John Codman Ropes, also trained in the law, early showed a decided taste for the military problems of the Civil War and he became the historian of the war. His minute care in investigation and his broad and balanced judgment on controversial matters gave to his volumes an authority unquestioned at the time and not affected by the wealth of material that has since become accessible...

"The letters now published present an immediate picture of certain phases of the contest, but drawn by specially competent hands, making it of value to-day." Introductory Note, by Worthington Chauncey Ford.