First Edition. hardcover. Compiled by direction of the Secretary of War under the Supervision of the Quartermaster General and Inspector General. 12 chromolithographs, paper guards. 13 black and white plates. 8pp. of text. elephant folio, original cloth; (rebacked and recornered with modern buckram, binding soiled, a few margins of the chromolithographs lightly soiled, rubberstamp and bookplate of previous owners, otherwise very good). Philadelphia: Depot of the Quartermaster General, 1888.
A brightly illustrated and tight copy. Each vibrant and handsome chromolithograph depicts a group of soldiers in full uniform in army settings. Some soldiers are on horseback. These plates were engraved by G.H. Buek & Co. of New York after paintings by Henry Alexander Odgen. The black and white plates depict helmets, caps, badges, sword belts, epaulettes, and other accessories. These plates were engraved by Isaac Friedenwald, Photo-Lith., of Baltimore. Howes R-155. Lipperheide 2394. Colas 2523. Hiler pp. 864-5.