A Military Genius. Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland, ("The great unrecognized member of Lincoln's Cabinet.") Compiled from Family Records and Congressional Documents.
Washington, D.C: Judd & Detweiler, Printers, 1891.
First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper to "Miss Ada C. Bradley [?] from the Author" Frontispiece portrait and 2 plates (lacks plate of Kingston Hall at p. 14). xvi, 168pp. 12mo. Publisher's green cloth, spotted and worn Item #339144
Anna Ella Carroll (1815-1894), a descendant of Signer of the Declaration Charles Carroll and the daughter of the Governor of Maryland, became active in politics in the 1850s as a member of the Know-Nothing party and a supporter of Millard Fillmore. However with Lincoln's election in 1860 she freed her slaves and became a Republican in support of the Union. Her role during the Civil War as an advisor to Lincoln and as the planner of the 1862 Tennessee River campaign have at times been questioned, though her accomplishments in the nearly all-male 19th century political arena were championed by the woman's movement.
The present biography of Carroll is written by Sarah Blackwell, Elizabeth Blackwell's sister; a separately-published second volume was released in 1895.