Philadelphia: Robert P. Desilver, 1839.
First edition, Presentation Copy: inscribed by Anderson to Capt. Silas Casey on verso of the title. Engraved title, 56 engraved plates, plus 2 engraved leaves of music. 191pp. Tipped in errata leaf following the title. Presentation Copy. Publisher's patterned cloth. Fading and staining to the covers and spine Item #322806
Presentation copy of an important military manual, from one future Civil War general to another. Anderson, of Fort Sumter fame, graduated West Point the year prior to Casey. Both would serve in the Second Seminole War and serve together during the Mexican War, seeing action at Molino del Rey. During the Civil War, Casey would author his own important manuals: the three-volume System of Infantry Tactics (1862) and Infantry Tactics for Colored Troops (1863).
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