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East Winthrop, Maine: Museum Research Associates, 1975. Bicentennial Edition, presumed first printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 4 inches by 6.25 inches. , 78 pages, plus covers. Cover has some soiling/staining. this was originally published in Boston in 1733. In the Foreword to the Bicentennial Edition it states: This book, believed to be the first militia manual printed in America, may well have been carried by Colonel George Washington of the Virginia Militia during his service in the French and Indian War, or used to train the Minutemen who stood at Lexington and Concord, and again at Bunker Hill, to oppose the armed might of the world's greatest military power. The concept of individual citizens' responsibility for public safety and order, as set forth here, was a fundamental principle among those who were to become the founding fathers of this Nation. And the words of command that live on in these pages are those that echoed two centuries ago, along with the reverberations of "he short heard 'round the world". To those who helped forge the proud heritage of America's militia, and to those who honor and preserve the traditions of the "Citizen Soldier" today, this book is respectfully dedicated.
Washington, DC: GPO, 1917. Revised Edition. Hardcover. 192 pages. Illustrations (some color). Tables. Index. War Department Document 529. Illustrations (Tables and Figures (some color). Stamp of former owner inside front cover. This revision established the state of practice and state of knowledge at the time of the entry of the United States into the First World War. The military use of railways derives from their ability to move troops or materiel rapidly and, less usually, on their use as a platform for military systems, like armored trains, in their own right. Railways have been employed for military purposes since the Crimean War in the 1850s, although improvements in other forms of transport have rendered railways less important to the military since the end of World War II and the Cold War, although they are still employed for the transport of armored vehicles to and from exercises or the mass transport of vehicles to a theater of operations. Due to the expense and time required to build specifically military railway networks, military use of railways is usually based on a pre-existing civilian railway network rather than a military-owned one. However, specialized military types of rolling stock have frequently been used. Military railway are usually built and operated by railway troops.
Washington DC: Departments of the Army and the Navy, 1968. Reprint which includes current pages from Change 1. Wraps. Three-hole punched and stapled at left side. Various paginations (approximately 160 pages). Figures. Tables. References. Glossary. Index. Figures D and E and present in an envelop inside the back cover. Figure D is a Circular Map Scale with a scale of 1:50,000 and the numbers are in hundreds of meters. Figure E is a Circular Map Scale with a scale of 1:100,000 and the numbers are in hundreds of meters. This manual supersedes FM 101-31-1, 1 February 1963, including all changes. This manual provides guidance to commanders and staff officers in the operational and logistical aspects of nuclear weapon employment in combat operations. The doctrine presented in this manual is basically concerned with nuclear weapon employment within the field army and the Fleet Marine Force. When the manual discusses special ammunition logistics and vulnerability analyses, the scope is extended to include the area of operations. Guidance is presented for the employment of nuclear weapons in the attack of targets on or near the earth’s surface.
Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 115,  pages. Illustrations. This is a translation of The Submarine Commander's Handbook ("U.Kdt.Hdb.") Incorporated in the Secret Archives under Heading IV, No. 4, Command 32, Submarine Flotilla, New Edition 1943 (comprising Amendments Nos. 1-11). The Submarine Commander's Handbook, ("U.Kdt.Hdb."), 1943 describes the submarine U-boat tactics of Nazi Germany. Note that this edition is from 1943 during which the Allies had effectively countered these tactics and the battle of the Atlantic turned in the Allies favor.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxii, , 299,  pages. Includes Illustrations, Preface, Appendix: A Tactical Glossary of the Civil War, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Barcode sticker on back of DJ. Dr. Earl J. Hess (Ph.D., Purdue University, 1986) is a leading author of military histories of the Civil War. After terms at the University of Georgia, Texas Tech University, and the University of Arkansas, he settled at Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tenn., in 1989, where he holds the Stewart McClelland Chair. Hess has published nearly twenty books and more than 120 journal articles and academic reviews. Dr. Hess's books offer new insights on Civil War battles and campaigns, and also focus on thematic topics such as the use of weapons, tactics, and transportation in the Civil War. He has been called "the premier military historian of the Civil War" and his work has garnered praise for its "combination of adroit writing, high intelligence, and well-reasoned but unabashed judgments". Readers will find that his books offer perspectives on both the Union and Confederate experience, and also reveal the driving motivations of combat soldiers, whether serving under Grant or Lee. Civil War Infantry Tactics won the Tom Watson Brown Book Award, Society of Civil War Historians, 2016 and was a Finalist for the Lincoln Prize, 2016.
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. First Printing thus [Stated]. Hardcover. Format 3.75 inches by 5.25 inches. xii-388,  pages. Abbreviations. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. August Valentine Kautz (January 5, 1828 ? September 4, 1895) was a German-American soldier and Union Army cavalry officer during the American Civil War. He was the author of several army manuals on duties and customs eventually adopted by the U.S. military. Promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on April 16, 1864, Kautz led cavalry operations under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler during Ulysses S. Grant's campaigns against Richmond and Petersburg between April and June 1864. After the war, Kautz served (from May to June 1865) on the trial board investigating the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln, before performing service in the southwest frontier, including as the commander of the Department of Arizona and commanding officer of Fort McDowell. He was appointed commander of the Department of the Columbia in 1891 with the rank of brigadier general.