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Rifles and Rifle Practice, an Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire, and the Manner of Correcting It, with Descriptions of the Infantry Rifles of Europe and the United States, Their Balls and Cartridges
D. Van Nostrand, 1861-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gold soldier on front. viii, 276 pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations (some folded) ; 20 cm. Colonel William Howard, Marine Artillery written title margin (New York Marine Artillery). Riling 729 (1860 edition).
General Cadmus Wilcox was a veteran of the Mexican American and American Civil War (CSA). Wilcox attended West Point (class 1846) with McClellan and Jackson. Later after his service in the Mexican American War, he returned to West Point as an instructor and wrote this book, the standard textbook on riffles and rifle firing. During the Civil War he served as a brigadier general under Longstreet's First Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Wilcox saw service at the Peninsula Campaign, Battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Seven Days, the Maryland Campaign, Chancellorsville, Salem Church, Gettysburg, the Overland Campaign, and the siege of Petersburg.

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