Form of Exercise and Manoeuvre for the Boat-Howitzers of the U.S. Navy.
Dahlgren, Lieut J.A.
GPO, ( 1862), Washington DC
15 pp. b/w plates.
These guns had the advantage of being easily shifted from launches and cutters to land use. During the war they were used as infantry support guns at First Bull Run and Antietam. This scarce pamphlet is a detailed manual for their operation by gun crews. With four b/w plates. Worldcat shows only nine libraries holding copies. Very good condition in original blue printed wrappers.