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McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885) Cavalry tactics. Third part. Evolutions of a regiment.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02645 Author/Creator: McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book signed Date: 1841 Pagination: 106 p., 32 p. of plates ; 15 x 11 cm.

Summary of Content: McClellan's personal copy of an army cavalry tactics manual, signed by McClellan on the titlepage as "Capt. 1st Cavalry." Pencilled note on rear pastedown by Millis Knickerbocker, a member of McClellan's Dragoons, states that he found the book near Fortress Monroe in 1862 and gave it to McClellan, who allowed him to keep it. The back of the book has numerous foldout plates of formations and includes music for retreat, reveille, breakfast and assembly. Printed by J. and G. S. Giden. "Printed by order of the War Department."

People: McClellan, George B., 1826-1885
Knickerbocker, Millis, b. 1833

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryUnion GeneralLand GrantCavalryCivil WarUnion ForcesArt, Music, Theater, and Film

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