This manual has Lt. Cole’s name on inside leaf, using his stencil.
A TREATISE ON FIELD FORTIFICATIONS, CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS ON THE METHODS OF LAYING OUT, CONSTRUCTING, DEFENDING, AND ATTACKING INTRENCHMENTS, With The General Outlines Also Of The Arrangement, The Attack And Defense Of PERMANENT FORTIFICATIONS. BY D. H. MAHAM, Professor of Military and Civil Engineering in the United States Military Academy. THIRD EDITION. NEW YORK: JOHN WILEY, 1862. Hardbound black cloth, 168 pages, 12 large fold-out plates.
Nice tight copy with overall light to normal wear, soiling and some staining to page edges. All plates in tact, and show little use. Very good condition.
Myron H. Cole, enlisted on August 19, 1861 at Albany, and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant into Company “E,” 44th New York Infantry. He was dismissed by order of the War Department on August 23, 1862. He was thought of enough by a Charles E. Smith, to present him with a sword, sash and belt on September of 1861, according to the History of the regiment. Cole would have been engaged in the early battles of the regiment at Yorktown, Hanover CH, Gaines Mills, Savage Station, and Malvern Hill. National Archives records will have to verify his involvement.
A great manual, that served the Army for at least over 4 decades.