The 1862 Army Officer's Pocket Companion, The: A Guide for Staff Officers in the Field is an amazingly complete book describes in crisp text all the information commanders and staff officers need to know about "how the army works." Includes command organization and administration; principles of employment of infantry, cavalry, artillery, engineers, and signal; logistics (ordinance, quartermaster, transportation, subsistence, and medical); movement of armies; camps and bivouacs; reconnaissance and patrols; order of battle for attack, defense, siege, and retreat; and use of field fortifications, obstacles, spies, and agents. Also included is information on promotions, courts-martial, military honors, and even cooking and the design and use of field ovens.
Unique summary of "military science" as it stood at the beginning of the Civil War
Excellent description of strategies, tactics, and operations at higher level units
By author: Lieutenant William P. Craighill
Dimensions: 3.625" x 5.875"
Illustrations: 26 drawings
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