MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE VOLUNTEERS AND MILITIA OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES. Plus 82 plates and  fold-out plates. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind. Spine cover is lacking and book has separated into three sections. A worthy candidate for repair, but should be done to the taste of the next owner.
The second, supplemented, edition of this Confederate published guide to soldiering and the art of war, with 82 plates not in the first edition of the previous year. Gilham served in the Confederate Army and was a teacher at the Virginia Military Institute. His manual covers topics such as instructions for skirmishes, target practice, marching, and army organization. This edition features an addendum with eighty-seven plates illustrating items such as proper shooting positions, order in battery, and sketches of artillery.
Gilham's manual continued to be used into the 21st century and is considered an invaluable piece of Confederate military history. The item "1862 Confederate Volunteers Militia RICHMOND Virginia Military Inst, VMI, Gilham" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "crottsy" and is located in Clemmons, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, South africa, Reunion.