Washington. 1863. Three volumes. 756;512;659pp. Original blindstamped cloth, spines gilt. Ex-lib. with bookplates. Slight fraying at corners and at head and toe of spines, cloth separated along front hinge of first volume. Minor marginal dampstain in first volume but generally clean inside and good plus overall. Relevant clipping tipped in. Item #WRCAM15596
The powerful Committee on the Conduct of the War was formed in December, 1861. These volumes cover all of its proceedings through the spring of 1863. "A detailed report on the first battles in the East, and indicative of the actions of the most meddlesome of congressional committees" - Nevins. Prints much important correspondence and eyewitness accounts of major battles of the war. NEVINS II, p.116.