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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02745.080 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Centre Sandwich Type: Autograph letter Date: 14 April 1848 Pagination: 2 p. ; 21 x 26 cm.

He believes the new infantry regulations (Cooper's Tactics) are more appropriate for today's army because many things have changed including the command for loading.

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