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Handbook for Active Service

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by Eghert L. Viele
106 pages, illustrationed, in an 8 x 11 inch format
ISBN: 1-886848-25-4 {Item No.25} Price 20.00
Edited by Bruce A.Hanesalo


This book was published at the beginning of the American Civil War to instruct the many volunteers who joined the Union army with no idea of practical aspects of army life. It is a simple book of practical instructions, detailing the basics of what a soldier was expected to know and how a volunteer regiment of either infantry or artillery was supposed to run. It covers drill and cermonies, how to run a camp, feed the troops (complete with recipes), build field fortifications, and fire artillery pieces both light and heavy. A wonderful book for anyone who wants to learn the basic details of solider life during the American Civil War.


CONTENTS
Title Page
Dedication
Commentary
Preface	
Contents
List of Illustrations 
Handbook for Active Service
I.   Introduction
II.  The Recruit
III. The Company
IV.  The Regiment
V.   The March
VI.  The Camp
VII. Guards and Guard Mounting 
VIII.Rations, and Mode of Cooking Them
X.   Artillery	
XI.  Manual for Light Artillery	
XII. Manual for Heavy Artillery
XIII.Ammunition
Bibliography
Index

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