n.p. n.p., Ca. 1864. First. Bound in wraps. Definitely ex-library with ALL the faults induced by the Army War College library. However, the main part, the text, is not disturbed and is in VG condition. / None. Item #634
A very articulate argument by Hammond in his defense. His enemies were unfortunately Stanton, with Halleck a close second. What could be worse. He was young and was appointed over many senior officers to his post as surgeon-general.Young and head strong he appeared there was only one way to do things - his way. He became abrasive and suffered the consequences. He was responsible for getting Letterman his post which led to remarkable innovations in soldier care. Some procedures are still being used today. It appears Hammond was set up with charges of misappropriation of funds. A minor incident, if true, when fraud and abuse were rampant in military contracts. He was dismissed.