Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States by George B. McClellan. McClellan originally published this work in 1852, based on a French fencing manual. This copy was published in Philadelphia by J.B. Lippincott & Co. The manual is 118 pages with 24 illustrative plates and is hardbound in green cloth with embossed eagles on front and back. The front page is inscribed in pencil “Lt. H.C. Hemenway, Cairo Ills Nov 20/62, 27th Reg. Iowa Vols.” Herman C. Hemenway enlisted at 28 years old in August 1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 27th Iowa. They served throughout Tennessee and the deep south and suffered significant casualties in the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.
Herman C. Hemenway
Residence Independence IA; 28 years old.
Enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 10/3/1862 he was commissioned into "C" Co. IA 27th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/8/1865 at Clinton, IA
* 1st Lieut 7/8/1865 (Not Mustered)
Born in New York
Inventory Number: HIS 104 / SOLD