Cincinnati: Caxton Publishing House, 1868.
Frontis., xvii, 13-645pp., pagination complete as published. 8vo, original maroon cloth, spine ends lightly worn and repaired, spine faded, scattered light foxing, mostly to margins, modern embossed stamp from previous owner on front flyleaf. Cincinnati: Caxton Publishing House, 1868. First Edition
Author was an editor of the Southern Literary Messenger which was published in Richmond, Virginia. Civil War Books II, p. 36, " A eulogistic attempt to vindicate the motives and conduct of the Southern leader; includes extensive quotations form Davis's letters and speeches."