The State of Military Law at the Beginning of the Civil War Scott, Colonel H[enry] L[ee]. Military Dictionary: Comprising Technical Definitions: Information On Raising and Keeping Troops; Actual Service, Including Makeshifts and Improved Materiel; and Law, Government, Regulation, and Administration Relating to Land Forces. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863. 674 pp. Illustrations. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779902; ISBN-10: 158477990X. Paperback. New. $29.95 * This dictionary addresses all subjects of interest to an officer of the U.S. Army. It contains a large number of definitions relating to civil and military law and government based on the works of Bouvier, De Hart, Dunlop, Guillot, Pendergast, Vattel, Wheaton and others. A reissue of a work first published in 1861, it encapsulates the state of legal knowledge as it was understood by the American military before it was confronted by the complications wrought by the Civil War and the reforms effected by Lieber's code. Scott [1814-1886] was a colonel and Inspector-General.
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