Military Commission to Europe in 1855 and 1856. [Report of Major Alfred Mordechai of the Ordinance ... Military Commission to Europe in 1855 and 1856. [Report of Major Alfred Mordechai of the Ordinance ... Military Commission to Europe in 1855 and 1856. [Report of Major Alfred Mordechai of the Ordinance ...

Military Commission to Europe in 1855 and 1856. [Report of Major Alfred Mordechai of the Ordinance Department]

Mordechai, Major Alfred

Published by George W. Bowman, Washington DC, 1861
Condition: Good Hardcover
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4to. 232pp. plus 21 plates and 13 fold-out maps. Original black cloth with blind-stamp of the Great Seal of the United States on both sides. Report on the Crimean War by the first Jewish officer to act as an official observer for the United States Army during a foreign military conflict. Attached is a translation by J. Gorgas of J. Schon's A Brief Description of the Modern System of Small Arms as Adopted in the Various European Armies. Detailed analysis of Russian, Prussian, Austrian, French and British military organizations. Emphasis on sea transport, new systems of artillery and shrapnel shells. Numerous charts and diagrams. Age wear to binding. Corners worn. Slight tear to front endpaper.Age toning and sporadic foxing to pages, but otherwise in good condition. Report for the U. S. House of Representative 36 Congress 2nd session Major Alfred Mordechai was a 19th century military officer from North Carolina. He served as an instructor at West Point, assistant to the Secretary of War and the Chief of Ordnance as well as fighting in the Mexican American War. He resigned from the U. S. military rather than take a side in the Civil War. This study of the Crimean War led to changes in U.S. military tactics as taught at West Point, and had a pronounced influence on the civil war. Bookseller Inventory # 8124

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Title: Military Commission to Europe in 1855 and ...

Publisher: George W. Bowman, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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