Re: Conference: Military Justice in the Modern Era, c1850-1945 (updated)

This looks like a very interesting conference with a global perspective -- only excepting the United States. I'm currently drafting a book review dealing with the 1862 court martial of Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter, and a more egregious miscarriage of military justice would be hard to find. This officer, unfairly blamed for the Union loss at Second Manassas, faced a "stacked deck" of political and personal enmity on the court martial board and was cashiered. Porter labored for sixteen years to clear his name, until a board of officers appointed by President U. S.

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