Hardee's Rifle And Light Infantry Tactics Volume I And II - W.J. Hardee, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo 1855. Two volumes, volumes measure approximately 3 1/2" x 5" inches, volume 1 contains 250 pages and volume II 232 pages. Cloth covers are in very good condition. The spines are black cloth with the titles clearly stamped in gold.
The interior is very clean and bright. All the plates are present as are the fold-out plates. Both volumes are signed A. Jones, one Feb. 11, 1860, the other Feb. 22 1861). Jones was the Lieutenant Colonel of Jones Independent Infantry Battalion of Ohio.
A E. Jones:
Residence was not listed; 42 years old.
Enlisted on 9/25/1861 as a Lieut Colonel.
On 9/25/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH Jones' Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 1/9/1862 at Cincinnati, OH
OHIO JONES' INDEPENDENT INFANTRY BATTALION:
Jones' Independent Infantry Battalion. - Lieut.-Col., A. E. Jones. The four companies composing this battalion were in the service of the State of Ohio under command of Lieut.-Col. Jones, then a member of Gov. Dennison's staff. There was, in the fall of 1861, serious apprehension of raids by Confederate troops in Kentucky. Gen. O. M. Mitchel, then in command of the Department of the Ohio, deemed it necessary not only to protect the railroads in his department, but to be ready for any demonstration the enemy might make. There being no U. S. troops available, Gen. Mitchel obtained the consent of Gov. Dennison to muster the four companies into the U. S. service for an indefinite period from the date of enrollment. The battalion served the government faithfully, guarding the Ohio & Mississippi railroad from Cincinnati to Lawrenceburg, Ind., also guns, magazines, etc. As the emergency and reasons for calling them into service no longer existed, the battalion was mustered in and out of service on Jan. 9, 1862, at Cincinnati.
Inventory Number: HIS 002