16mo. , iv, 392pp., pp publisher advertisements, . Illustrated with 109 plates. Dark blue pebble cloth hardcover with United States Shield blind stamped on front and rear covers. Gilt stamped title on spine. Right front yellow end sheet removed. A few pages with light scattered foxing in front. Signature of L. Reston on front blank end sheet. With the exception of the missing right front flyleaf this binding is in very good condition. Originally published in 1866. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A New System of Infantry Tactics Double and ...
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co
Publication Date: 1868
Book Condition: Good +
Edition: Later printing.
Book Description D. Appleton & Co, New York, NY, 1866. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. An official drill and field operations manual to be used (by Army troops and Militia in the years following the Civil War) IAW General Orders, No. 73 as stated: 'Headquarters of The Army, Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, August 1, 1867 -- The following order received from the War Department is published for the information and guidance of the Army -- The new system of Infantry tactics, prepared by Bvt. Major-General Emory Upton, U.S. Army, recommended for adoption in the place of all others, by a board of officers, of which General Grant is President, having been approved, is adopted for the instruction of the infantry of the Army of the United States, and for the observance of the Militia of the United States. To insure uniformity throughout the Army, all infantry exercises and maneuvers not embraced in that system are prohibited, and those therein prescribed will be strictly observed. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. By command of General Grant: E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General'. Discusses drill and field regulations at company, battalion and brigade level. An early version of an Infantry Drill Regulations (IDR) manual. Top of spine torn 3/4 inch from top down. Hard cover stained on top right. Worn cover. Pages yellowing. Yellow front end piece missing. Pages and binding are good. Inventory #27-2Atop-001287-3213. Seller Inventory # 001287