Washington: Governmant Printing Office, 1863. First Edition. hardcover. 39 plates. xiv, 253pp. 12mo, original cloth; (commemorative book plate, cloth spotted, lettering on spine faded). Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. Very good. very good.
This volume was prepared under the direction of the United States War Department and approved by Abraham Lincoln. It was adopted by the War Department for the instruction of Union troops using heavy artillery during the Civil War. The plates depict different kinds of heavy artillery.