The 1862 Army Officer's Pocket Companion

A Manual for Staff Officers in the Field

William F. Craighill

This amazingly complete book describes in crisp text all the information commanders and staff officers need to know about "how the army works" in the year 1862.
Publication date:
November 2002
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Military Classic
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9780811700207

Dimensions : 149 X 92 mm
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£15.95

Overview
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This amazingly complete book describes in crisp text all the information commanders and staff officers need to know about "how the army works" in the year 1862. 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.