“U.S. Infantry and Rifle Tactics”

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Accession Number 1990.33.01

“U.S. Infantry and Rifle Tactics,” 1861

3 7/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 3/8"

This tactics manual belonged to John J. Allen, Jr. Allen was a slave who gained his freedom when he joined the Union Army. The tactics manual was one of the first things every soldier received. It had a lot of information about how to handle a weapon. There were chapters on fighting, calls, and the Articles of War. The manual also included a dictionary of military terms.