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(2) Civil War Era “Military Tactics” Guides with 1861 Cooke’s Cavalry

Lot Number 890

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Military aficionados will snap to attention for these (2) official U.S. Military guides issued by the War Department during the Civil War era. Published in 1861 the manual titled U.S. Cavalry Tactics by General Cooke is in extraordinary condition with only minor signs of wear. It features embossed cover designs and interspersed illustrations, and bears inscriptions by the issuing and receiving officers of the 90th Regiment Indiana 5th Cavalry. Published in 1855, the manual titled Rifle & Light Infantry Tactics by Colonel Hardee bears a forward by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. The front cover is missing and the rear cover is detached.

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