Civil War Manual – INFANTRY TACTICS Together With Bayonet Exercise 1861

Early war pocket edition by J.W. Fortune with paper wraps, with illustrations of bayonet exercise.

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Fortune’s Complete Edition.  UNITED STATES INFANTRY TACTICS, TOGETHER WITH THE BAYONET EXERCISE.  Compiled Agreeably to the Latest Regulations of the War Department, From Standard Military Authority, by a Graduate Of The United States Military Academy, And Retired Officer Of The Late Mexican War. For The Use Of The United States Army.   New York; J.W. Fortune, 19 City Hall Square, 1861.  Paper covers, 149 pages, with advertising for other military manual titles. Horstmann Bros & Allien ad for military goods inside front cover.

The manual contains illustrations of: Nomenclature of the Rifled Musket; School of the Soldier, positions (soldier in frock wearing the Hardee hat), with manual of arms; School of the Company, Instruction for Skirmishers, and Bayonet Exercises.

Pocket size 4 1/2 x 7.

Shows use, with dog eared corners, weak at the spine with most of the spine paper missing, some soiling and paper age toned.  All complete and having a great look for display.  Note in lead photo, corner is nearly separated- I have repaired this with acid-free tape.

A scarcer manual not as commonly seen.

James Walden Fortune was not found listed in Heitman’s list of U.S. Army Officers, unless he changed his name.

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Weight .5 lbs