• CONFEDERATE MOUNTED ARTILLERY DRILL

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    This is a copy of Andrews Mounted Artillery Drill printed in Charleston SC 1863.  This manual was written by R Snowden Andrews who was quite an interesting Artilleryman.  

    http://civilwartalk.com/threads/the-indomitable-richard-snowden-andrews-csa.83563  His story is woth the read.  He served in Jackson's Army in the Valley campaign of 1862 where he was wounded severely.  After his third wound suffered in the beginning of the Gettysburg campaign he wrote this work on artillery while he recuperated.  He dedicated it to his former commander Thomas J. Jackson.  This copy shows field use.  It has the original binding and there is an embossed design of both boards.  The spine is original as well.  The pages show foxing and some water staining but are tight and very readable.  There is a pencil ID several places in the book to Captain Slaten from Jackson Georgia.  He commanded a battery of Georgia artillery that was sent to Virginia in 1864  and were in Anderson's Corps Blount's Battalion.  They manned a portion of the works at Petersburg.  They fell back with the army and surrendered at Appomattox.  Odds are this book was with them that last year of the war.  

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