NY: Van Nostrand, 1863. Stated second Edition of 1863. Replaced the red leather spine with like leather and added period endpapers. A very handsome manual! / No Jacket. Item #84
EXTREMELY RARE WAR DATED ARMY MANUAL. Covers pontoons, sieges, sapping, mining, batteries. Many illustrations, no foldouts. SIGNED by Charles N. Kent in 1863, may be a soldier. Engineering troops were invaluable, but they got little attention in later narratives. An example of their incredible work was the rapid movement of Sherman's Army through the swamps of Northeast Georgia and South Carolina on his way to Columbia.