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Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United

STEUBEN, Friedrich Wilhelm L.G.A., Baron von.

Publication Date: 1794
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STEUBEN, Friedrich Wilhelm L.G.A., Baron von. Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States.To Which Are Prefixed the Laws and Regulations for Governing and Disciplining the Militia of the United States. And the Laws for Forming and Regulating the Militia of the State of New Hampshire. Portsmouth: Printed by J. Melcher, printer to the state of New Hampshire, 1794. xxxvi,153,[3]pp. plus eight engraved plates (seven folding). 12mo. Contemporary calf, leather label gilt. Boards worn, spine expertly repaired. Contemporary woodcut illustrated bookplate of "Wm. Blake, jr." on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper, "Wm. Blake Jr.'s Book 1804." Additional contemporary inscription in top margin of Age-toning, dampstaining, and soiling of text and plates. Lower margin of fourth plate torn (not affecting image). A good plus copy. EVANS 27972. NAIP w021714. SABIN 91437. ANB 20, pp.689-91 (Steuben). A later 18th-century edition of this important military manual, written expressly for the use of American troops during the Revolutionary War. The German-born Steuben, well-trained in the highly disciplined military system developed under Frederick the Great, served as inspector general of the Continental Army. In this capacity, he wrote his REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES on orders from the Continental Congress. First published in 1779, the work became the standard text for the Continental Army and the United States Army into the early 19th century. Fifty editions, abridgements, extracts, and adaptations were printed before 1800. Steuben's contribution to American independence can not be underestimated. "He was unrivaled among the citizens of the new nation as an expert on military affairs. His introduction of European military concepts to the Continental army marks the beginning of a truly professional military tradition in the United States" - ANB. This edition includes a prefatory section containing the United States Militia Act, passed in Congress in May 1792; the New Hampshire Militia Act, passed December 27, 1792; and "An act for forming and regulating the militia within this State [of New Hampshire], and for repealing all the laws heretofore made for that purpose," passed December 28, 1792. The first mili. Bookseller Inventory # 48489

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Publication Date: 1794

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