The 1862 US Cavalry Tactics

Instructions, Formations, Manoeuvres

Book Description

  • The Civil War manual for employment of cavalry in battle that was used by both Union and Confederate armies
  • School of the trooper, platoon, and squadron
  • Includes: Evolutions of the regiment and the line--Manual of arms for sword and pistol--Music for all 38 cavalry bugle calls--Special section for cavalry operations on the frontier

    Directed by the U.S. War Department in 1859 to prepare a new, revised manual for U.S. cavalry operations, then-Col. Philip St. George Cooke produced this book after extensive research of cavalry tactics used by the advanced nations in Europe, where he had been an observer in the Crimean War (1854-1856). Originally published in 1860, the book was revised in 1861 and 1862. This 1862 Government Printing Office edition combines the former two volume work into one book.

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