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CHAPLAIN! Identified 26th Massachusetts 1862 Tactics Manual by Childs
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Here is an original edition of the 1861 U.S. Army Regulations tactics manual. On the title page it states that it was printed by the Philadelphia firm of George W. Childs in 1862. This is the classic style of Army regulations that were used throughout the Civil War by union officers. It has 559 pages detailing everything from uniform regulations to instructions for the quartermaster's Department. It has many charts and graphs. The overall size of the book measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches in overall size. It has the original blue cover with the gold gilding on the spine. As you can see the book has some wear and all of the pages appear to be present and accounted for. What makes this one extra special is that inside the cover it reads in ink "Charles Babbidge Chaplain 26th Mass." The records show that Babbidge was a 54 year old Clergyman from Pepperell, Massachusetts. He enlisted on April 22nd 1861 in the 6th Massachusetts infantry and served with them until November of 1861 when he joined the 26th Massachusetts Infantry. He served with the 26th Mass until November of 1864. A brief printout of their service as well as that of the regiment will accompany the book.

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