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Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Infantry tactics.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00715.05 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1855 Pagination: 63 p. ; 13.7 x 9.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00715.05 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1855 Pagination: 63 p. ; 13.7 x 9.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Semmes wrote this for the Columbus Guard, of which he was captain. Concerns "Rules for maneuvering a detached company by the rear rank; and from the front rank to the rear rank, and reciprocally, when in march; together with general rules and instruction, for a detached company and a Battalion; in conformity to Scott's system of Infantry Tactics; and the general regulations for the Army." Inscribed on the front cover by Jno E. Davis to John A. Quitman, Mexican War General and governor of Mississippi. Two blue Confederate States of America 5-cent stamps are housed with pamphlet. In blue paper wrappers.

Background Information: Semmes was a Georgia banker and plantation owner who served as agent for the State of Georgia during the preparations for the Civil War. He served as colonel of the 2...nd Georgia in the Confederate Army at the outbreak of the war and was promoted to brigadier general in March 1862. He was assigned to a brigade in McLaws' division of Longstreet's corps fighting in Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Salem Church, and Gettysburg, where he was mortally wounded.See More

People: Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Confederate General or LeaderMilitary HistoryInfantry

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