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Don't Shoot That Boy!: Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice

by Lowry, Thomas P.
Publisher: Savas
Issue: Fall 1999
ISBN: 1882810384

This thoroughly researched volume confirms the popular belief that Lincoln acted, in most cases, with compassion. Discussing over 500 court-martial cases that Lincoln reviewed, Lowry examines the President's role in sentencing soldiers for offenses ranging from theft to murder.

review of Don't Shoot That Boy!: Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice, by Lowry, Thomas P., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 1999).