This fine set has each volume identified by Lt. William Collins, 141st Infantry, using his stencil.
INFANTRY TACTICS FOR THE INSTRUCTION, EXERCISE, AND MANOEVRES OF The Soldier, A Company, Line of Skirmishers, Battalion, Brigade, Or Corps D’Armee. BY BRIG.-GEN. SILAS CASEY, U.S. ARMY. In Three Volumes. Hardcover green cloth (each cover embossed with Federal eagle with shield). Gilt spine lettering with eagle.
Vol I. Schools of the Soldier And Company. Instructions For Skirmishers And Music. 279 pages, 32 illustrated plates.
Vol II. School Of The Battalion. 279 pages, 36 illustrated plates.
Vol III. Evolutions Of A Brigade And Corps D’Armee. 183 pages, 29 illustrated plates.
All; NEW YORK: D. VAN NOSTRAND, 152 BROADWAY. 1862.
Casey’s Infantry Tactics usually found its way into most officer’s libraries, it being one of the primary references used in training troops, as well instruction for the officer’s commanding troops, in the use of varied infantry subjects.
The condition of these 3 volumes is excellent, showing the lightest of wear. The cloth covers are almost like new. Pages do show light age toning, and more so on the edges. It would hard to imagine finding a better set.
Each volume has “Lt. W.L. COLLINS / Co. F 141 N.Y.S.V.” stenciled on the inside cover. Hi personal stencil from civilian life in on the back inside cover, “Wm. L. Collins, Hornellsville, N.Y. / Conductor / N.Y.L.E. & W.R.W’Y.”
2nd Lieutenant William L. Collins, enlisted at the age of 37, on August 19, 1862, being commissioned into Company “F” 141st New York Infantry. He was discharged for disability on the following January 17, 1863 at Washington, D.C.
Every Civil War collector should have a set on the shelf.