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  • 1862 Casey's Infantry Tactics, Vol. II

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    1862 Casey's infantry Tactics, Vol. II - Original copy with owner's beautiful ink Stencil: "H.O. Warren Co. K 123 N.Y.S.V."  Company K 123 N.Y.S.V were at Gettysburg - Little Round Top, July 2nd and on Pickett's Charge July 3rd. 

    Volume II of 1862 Civil War Infantry Tactics Books, titled “Infantry Tactics For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manoeuvres of The Soldier, A Company, Line of Skirmishers, Battalion, Brigade or Corps D'Armee. ". By Brig-Gen Silas Casey, U.S. Army. New York, 1862. Published by D. Van Nostrand. 1st Edition. Volume II. Commonly referred to as "Casey's Infantry Tactics".

    Measure approximately 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" and contains 279 pages.   Also includes numerous plates many of which are folding. This book is an important part of the set of the  1st Edition Civil War Army Manual with many illustrations, instruction and information on every aspect of training of the soldier and operations of Infantry Units from the Company to the entire "Corps D'Armee" at the time of the US Civil War. The books were widely used by both sides during the War, and an edition, possibly pirated, was printed in South Carolina, in 1864.

    An beautiful stencil inscription can be found on the front endpaper or first blank leaf of the Volume that reads, "H.O. Warren Co. K 123 N.Y.S.V." 

    Hiram O. Warren:

    Residence was not listed; 26 years old.

    Enlisted on 8/22/1862 at Hampton, NY as a 1st Lieutenant.

    On 9/10/1862 he was commissioned into "K" Co. NY 123rd Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 6/8/1865 at Washington, DC


    * Capt 1/12/1864 (As of Co. C)

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * 4/21/1864 from company K to company C


    One Hundred and Twenty-third Infantry.-Cols., Archibald L. McDougall, Ambrose Stevens, James C. Rogers; Lieut.-Cols., Franklin Norton, James C. Rogers, Adolph H. Tanner; Majs., James C.  Rogers, A. H. Tanner, Henry Gray.

    This regiment, recruited in the county of Washington, rendezvoused at Salem and was there mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 4, 1862, for three years.  In Dec., 1863 a portion of the 145th N. Y. was transferred to it.  The regiment left the state on Sept. 5, 1862, and was assigned to Williams' (1st) division, 12th corps, with which it served throughout its term.

    It fought its first battle at Chancellorsville, where the 12th corps was heavily engaged, the regiment losing 148 killed, wounded and missing, Lieut.-Col. Norton being among the mortally wounded.  The 123d was engaged at Gettysburg, where it lost 14.

    It joined in the pursuit of Lee into Virginia fought without loss at Fair Play and Williamsport, Md., and at Robertson's ford, Va.  On Sept. 23, 1863, it was ordered with its corps to Tennessee to reinforce Gen. Rosecrans and performed guard and picket duty for several months along the railroad between Murfreesboro and Bridgeport.

    When the 12th corps was changed to the 20th in April, 1864, Williams' division was allowed to retain its distinctive badge, the red star.  It started on the Atlanta campaign with Sherman's army early in May and was active during the battles of Resaca, Cassville and Dallas, where it lost 23 killed and wounded, among the mortally wounded being Col. McDougall.

    Its losses at Kennesaw mountain aggregated 63 killed, wounded and missing, and at Peachtree creek, 53.  From July 21 to Aug. 26, it was engaged in the siege of Atlanta, and on Nov. 15, it moved with Sherman's army on the march to the sea, taking part in the final campaign of the Carolinas the following year.  During this campaign it was engaged at Chesterfield, Averasboro, Bentonville, Aiken, Smithfield, Raleigh and Bennett's house, with a total loss of 21 killed, wounded and missing.

    After Gen. Johnston's surrender it marched to Washington with the army, participated in the grand review, and was finally mustered out, under command of Col. Rogers, June 8, 1865, when the members of the regiment not entitled to be mustered out were transferred to the 145th N. Y.  The 123d lost during its term of service 6 officers and 68 enlisted men, killed and fatally wounded; 95 enlisted men died of disease and other causes, total deaths, 169.

    Inventory Number: HIS-C 011