Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia of the United States.; With numerous illustrations. Major William Gilham.
Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia of the United States.; With numerous illustrations.
Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia of the United States.; With numerous illustrations.
Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia of the United States.; With numerous illustrations.
Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia of the United States.; With numerous illustrations.

Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia of the United States.; With numerous illustrations.

Philadelphia and Baltimore: Charles DeSilver and Cushings & Bailey, 1861. First edition. 8vo. 743 pp. Illustrated, diagrams and tables, some folding. The standard manual for the Civil War, adapted for the Confederacy and the militia of Texas and reprinted in Richmond and Galveston; Gilham compiled the work following John Brown's invasion of Harper's Ferry while serving as commandant of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute. Inscribed by the publisher (DeSilver) to Maj. Gen. George A. McCall (1802-1868) who commanded a division early in war, performing noble service at Mechanicsville before being taken prisoner (he was later exchanged for Confederate General Simon B. Buckner). Label on front pastedown, owner's stamps on endpapers and plates, but a very good copy with a nice association. Publisher's tan three-quarter sheep (rubbed) and marbled boards, endpapers, and edges, leather label and ornaments between raised bands on spine. (#5682). Item #58496

Price: $600.00

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