New York: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck & Thomas, 1864. First Edition. Exceedingly scarce pamphlet published to raise funds for the Ladies' Aid Society of St. Joseph, Missouri "for the relief of Widows, Orphans, and distressed Families of Soldiers" (upper cover). The author, mayor of St. Joseph, "espoused the cause of the Union, and did much to rally the loyal sentiment of Northwest Missouri. He was captain of a company of militia, and was for two years provost marshall of the district" ("History of Clinton County, Missouri" (1881). Missed by Howes and Sabin. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's peach pictorial wrappers printed within double rule; 52pp.; frontispiece & three full-page illus. (OCLC no. 8142568 (miscatalogued "Union Men and Their Suffering") calls for just two). Rear wrapper separated but present, wear and curling along extremities, some soil, light foxing throughout, tiny hole through rear cover and last two leaves touching text without loss of sense. Good or better only.