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TREATISE ON MARTIAL LAW, AND COURTS-MARTIAL; AS PRACTISED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Macomb, Alexander


Item #: 62991
Published: Charleston; J. Hoff; 1809.

Reprint of the first edition of the first American work onthe subject. Based on British models, it considers mattersof jurisdiction, apprehension of accused persons, evidence,sentencing, appeals and courts of inquiry. It also containsan extensive appendix with forms, the articles of war andextracts from relevant supporting texts. Macomb, one of thefirst officers trained at West Point, was a judge-advocatein the U.S. Army. He was decorated for his conduct in theBattle of Plattsburg during the War of 1812 and ended hiscareer as commander-in-chief of the army, a post he filledwith distinction.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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