Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1873. First printing. Cloth over bevelled boards. Octavo. xii, 13-521 pages. Extremity rubs with a bit of fraying to corner tips. Binding sound, hinges not cracked. Faint splitting to rear endpaper along inner margin, though not significant. Prior owner name and inscription dated 1902 on preliminary blank leaf. Near fine overall.
John R. Kenly had just been admitted to the bar in Baltimore when the War with Mexico broke out. He raised a company of volunteers and led them into battle as a captain in the Baltimore-Washington Battalion. This is his excellent first-hand account of these experiences.
Kenly would later serve in the Union army during the Civil War as a colonel in the 1st Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry.