Lot 3500
Four 19th Century Military Tactical Pocket Manuals and an Early Washington Biography
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The manuals (tallest 6-3/8 in.) as follows: D. H. Mahan. An Elementary Treatise on Advance-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops (New York, 1847), inscribed by the author to a General Stewart; Brigadier General Silas Casey, U. S. Army, Infantry Tactics for the Instruction, Exercise, and Manoevers of The Soldiers, a Company, Line of Skirmishers, Battalion, Brigade (New York, 1862), with frontis fold-out showing Order of Battle. Owner-inscribed by Lt. William M. Powell, 14th West Virginia, U.S.A., September 26, 1862 (Powell survived the war, mustering out as a captain); Brevet Lt. Colonel W. J. Hardee (and later, Confederate Lt. General), Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics (Louisville, 1861), two volumes, illegible owner's inscription. The most widely used tactical manual on both sides of the Civil War; plus, The Life of Washington by David Ramsay, M.D. (Baltimore, 1814), 3rd edition with six engravings.

From a private West Virginia collection

All with moderate wear; bindings are intact; the top board of the Washington biography is disbound; overall good condition.