Early American Treatise on Courts-Martial Macomb, Alexander. The Practice of Courts Martial. Originally published: New-York: Harper Brothers, 1841. x, 11-154 pp. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584778875. ISBN-10: 1584778873. Cloth. New. $95. * First edition. " Military jurisprudence has, of late years, undergone considerable changes, and been much improved; consequently the practice of Courts Martial has experienced modifications to correspond with such improvement. A book, embracing the improved mode of proceeding in Courts Martial...has been much sought after, especially one that could regarded as a manual adapted to the use of the Army and Militia of the United States. This work is intended to be such a manual" (Introduction). Macomb [1782-1841], one of the first officers trained at West Point, was a judge-advocate in the U.S. Army. He was decorated for his conduct in the Battle of Plattsburg during the War of 1812 and ended his career as commander-in-chief of the army, a post he filled with distinction.
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