Tactics for Officers of Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery by L. v.Buckholtz was printed in Richmond in 1861. This is a book about the strategy of waging war. Tactics is usually used to refer to the actual drill maneuvers, formations and manual of arms to organize train and move bodies of troops. Strategy refers to the arm of moving troops to gain an advantage over an opponent or defend a city or position. This book deals with the Strategy aspect of military education. With the mobilization of 1861 and 1862 both sides were tasked with training large numbers of men into functioning armies.
This is an excellent example of this work. The binding is tight and all original. The pages are all intact with little to no foxing. There is a period note in the front end page reading "No. 50" in pencil. The front board is embossed with "Science of War" over an oval panoply of arms.
This is a rare work.