1862 Infantry Tactics Civil War General Silas Casey Brigade Illustrated Military. Brigadier General Silas Casey published his. 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. 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.
The War Department in Washington on August 11, 1862 said. The System of Infantry Tactics by Brig-gen.
Having been approved by the President, is adopted for the instruction of the Infantry of the Armies of the United States, whether Regular, volunteer, or Militia. This 1862 two-volume edition is complete with illustrations and folding charts of drills! Infantry tactics, for the instruction, exercise, and manoeuvres of the soldier, a company, line of skirmishers, battalion, brigade, or corps d'armee. Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes. I - Schools of the soldier and company.
Instructions for skirmishers and music. II - School of the battalion. Antoine Henri baron de Jomini,'Political and Military History of the Campaign of Waterloo'; Major Raymond Scott Eresman,'Union And Confederate Infantry Doctrine In The Battle Of Chickamauga'; Sabin 11328.
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