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Collection Reference Number GLC07566.01
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title Cavalry Tactics. In three parts. School of the Trooper....
Date 1864
Author Lilly, Eli (fl. 1864)  
Document Type Book
Content Description Many fold-outs including bugle calls. Binding incorrectly reads "1841" [sic]. The parts are: Dismounted, Mounted and Evolutions of a Regiment. Rest of title: "School of the Trooper, of the Platoon, of the Squadron, and the Evolutions of a Regiment." The book has been dated on the titlepage January 23, 1865, Gravelly Springs, Ala. The book covers all situations involved in being a soldier in the US Cavalry, from the proper was to carry oneself and ones weapons to the proper deportment when mounted. The book is separated into three sections: Dismounted, Mounted, Evolutions of a Regiment. 120 distinct diagrams follow these three sections, diagramming the proper way to hold oneself as a soldier, as well as proper placement for oneself while lined up in formation. The bugle calls are separated into two sections: twenty seven Bugle Calls, and eleven bugle calls specifically for skirmishers.
Subjects Education  Cavalry  Military History  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information bookshelf
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945