Union General's Army Manual - General George Bernard Drake's Personal copy of the Butterfield's Camp and Outpost Duty of Infantry. Published by Harper & Bros, New York in 1863. 12mo, cloth: With ink inscription "Geo. B. Drake U.S.A."
George Bernard Drake was a Union soldier who served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 12th Massachusetts Infantry and then the 6th U.S. Infantry as 1st Lieutenant. At the rank of Captain, he served on the staff of Major General George L. Hartsuff. He was later an aide-de camp and adjutant officer and was brevetted Brigadier General, on March 13th 1865, for his faithful and meritorious services. He served in Bank’s Red River expedition and was wounded at Antietam.
The hardbound manual published in 1863 by the Harper & Brothers Publishers of New York measures approximately 5¾” x 3¾”. It was written by Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, and was used at military institutions throughout the land. Pasteboard covers are sheathed in dark cloth. Exterior binding has an embossed title done in gold gilt letters. Condition of book is excellent and it retains all 124 pages. Inscription is located on title page of book.
Inventory Number: IDE 001