Sacramento, CA: B.b. Redding, State Printer, 1855. 1st. Hardcover. 12mo. vii, 268pp. On verso of title page is an illustration of a musket with description. Publisher's light green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some staining to binding; small tear to rfep at hinge; some foxing and dampstaining; still a solid, tight copy of a scarce pre-civill war California military manual and early Sacramento imprint. Item #12087
"... a system of Tactics which would afford the means of obtaining and imparting with facility the most thorough and practical Elementary Instruction possible for the soldier connected with either arm of the service, and thus to remedy one of the greatest defects of the Militia System of our whole country." - Preface. Sections include 'Recommendations,' 'School of the Soldier,' School of the Company,' Manual of Arms for Sergeants,' Manual of the Sword or Saber, for Officers,' Rifle and Light Infantry,' Cavalry,' Artillery' and 'Appendix.' (Greenwood 572, not in Cowan, Eberstadt, Graff, Streeter, Sabin ).