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1 Dyer, Lt. Alexander Brydie ; [ Brigadier General James Brattle Burbank's copy] HANDBOOK FOR LIGHT ARTILLERY
New York John Wiley 1896 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
ix, (1), 521 pages; Contents clean and tight in original red cloth binding, gilt lettering at spine cloth worn at extremities. Illustrated with line drawings of horses, guns, artillery, ropes and tackle, etc. Former owner's signature on titlepage: "Burbank / 3 Arty." This book belonged to Brigadier General James Brattle Burbank, U.S.A. who was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1838 and died at Walter Reed Hospital in 1928, a veteran of both the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. He was the grandson of William Brattle of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a Lieutenant of Massachusetts militia who participated in the battle of Bennington. During the American Civil War, Burbank began his military service as First Lieutenant in the 20th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in November 1862 and was promoted to Brevet Major by March 1863 for his gallant conduct in the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. He then resigned from the Volunteers and enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in the 3rd U. S. Artillery for the remainder of the War. In the 1880s and 1890s he was an officer with the 5th U.S. Artillery and later the Artillery Corps. Alexander Brydie Dyer (1815 1874) was born at Richmond, Virginia and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837. He served in the Seminole Wars in 183738 and as lieutenant of ordnance in the Mexican-American War in 184648, being brevetted captain for gallant conduct at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Rosales. At the height of his military career, he served as a general and chief of ordnance for the Union Army during the American Civil War. This book was the most essential reference for artillerymen. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 299.94 USD
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