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CASEY, Silas
1865 Infantry Tactics Civil War General Silas Casey Brigade Illustrated 3v RARE
New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1865. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I can provide a link to many more photos. Just ask! 1865 Infantry Tactics Civil War General Silas Casey Brigade Illustrated 3v RARE Brigadier General Silas Casey published his "Infantry Tactics" at the requests of the Union Army when Lieutenant Colonel Hardee resigned his commission to fight for the Confederacy. This work was written for soldiers, teaching them infantry tactics, marching, combat exercises, and studies of battle. According to Major Raymond Scott Eresman, "Unlike Hardee, Casey's manual included a third volume governing brigade and higher formations. He made two significant changes to brigade, division and corps infantry formations. One was the size of each of these formations... The other major change in this volume was his alternative ways of deploying brigades and divisions...In the 1800s army leaders commanded and controlled their troops by visual and aural means... The drill manuals used very specific terms and musical calls to direct action. A commander's control of his troops was severely affected by trees, ground cover, obstacles, and the noise of battle." The New Yorker of the day said, "Based on the best precedents, adapted to the novel requirements of the art of war, and very full in its instructions, Casey's Tactics will be received as the most useful and most comprehensive work of its kind in our language." (Jomini). The War Department in Washington on August 11, 1862 said, "The System of Infantry Tactics by Brig-gen. Silas Casey, U.S.A., having been approved by the President, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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