18th and 19th Century United States Military Manuals for the
General Service, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, Signal Corps and Navy

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General Service Cavalry Infantry
1855  A Companion to the new Rifle Musket - 1853 Enfield 1842  A Concise System of Instruction - Cavalry 1813  A Hand Book for Infantry
1859  A Companion to the new Rifle Musket - 1853 Enfield 1803  A Manual for Volunteer Corps of Cavalry 1812  A handbook for riflemen
1862  A Manual of Military Surgery 1811  Instructions for Volunteer Corps of Cavalry 1862  Manual of the Bayonet for the Army and Militia of the US
1810  A Military Dictionary 1860  Cavalry - Its History and Tactics 1862  A System of Target Practice
1805  A New and Enlarged Military Dictionary 1863  Cavalry - Its History, Management, and uses in War 1830  Abstract of Infantry Tactics
1872  American Breech-Loading Small Arms 1891  Cavalry Drill Regulations 1887  Bugle Fife and Drum Signals
1836  Army and Navy Chronicle

1862  Cavalry Tactics - Dismounted

1891  Infantry Drill Regulations - United States Army
1887  Bugle Fife and Drum Signals 1864  Cavalry Tactics in Three Parts 1904  Infantry Drill Regulations - United States Army
1872  Circulars By United States Army Ordnance Dept 1861  Cavalry Tactics or Regulations - Volume II 1862  Infantry Tactics
1864  Colonel Mann's Infantry and Cavalry Accoutrements 1855  Cavalry tactics Volume I 1863  Infantry Tactics
1809  Essays on the Theory and Practice of the Art of War 1864  Cavalry Compendium for Non-Commissioned Officers 1865  Infantry Tactics
General Orders of the United States War Department for the years 1861, 1862 and 1863 1861  European Cavalry 1861  Infantry Tactics and Bayonet Exercise
1821  General Regulations for the Army 1865  History of the United States Cavalry 1863  Infantry Tactics for Schools
1860  Hand Book for Hythe - A System of Musketry 1799  Instructions and Regulations for the Formations and Movements of the Cavalry 1804  Instructions for Drill
1910  Handbook of the Gatling Gun, Caliber 30 - Models of 1895, 1900 and 1903 1796  Light Cavalry 1852  Manual of Bayonet Exercise
1872  Manual for Rifle Practice 1874  Ordnance Memoranda No 18 1862  Manual of Bayonet Exercise
1862  Maxims, Advice and Instructions on the Art of War 1891  Ordnance Memoranda No 29 1875  Ordnance Memoranda No 19
1846  Military Laws of the United States 1862  Regulations and Instructions for the Field Service of the United States Cavalry 1897  Regulations and Decisions Pertaining to the Uniform of the Army
1888  Minor Tactics and Strategy 1844  Regulations for the Cavalry 1889  Regulations for the army of the United States
1848  Notes of a Military Reconnaissance 1869  Regulations for the Cavalry 1874  Reports of Experiments with Rice's Trowel Bayonet
1855  On the Application of Machinery to the Manufacture of Rotating Chambered Firearms 1813  Rules and Regulations - Cavalry 1862  Rhymed Tactics
Ordnance Memoranda - Issue 2 - Issues 4-10 - Issues 12-13 1834  Tactics for Cavalry & Light Infantry 1860  Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics
1874  Ordnance Memoranda No 17 - Gattling Guns 1844  The horseman - A work on horsemanship - Cavalry 1861  Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics
1874  Ordnance Memoranda No 18 1862  Regulations and Instructions for the Field Service of the U.S. Cavalry 1861  Rifles and Volunteer Rifle Corps
1878  Ordnance Memoranda No 21 - Ammunition 1862  School of Brigade, and Evolutions of the Line
1878  Ordnance Memoranda No 22 1863  The Company Drill of the Infantry of the Line
1888  Ordnance Memoranda No 28 Signal Corps 1862  The Field Manual for Battalion Drill
1891  Ordnance Memoranda No 29 - Cavalry 1872  A Manual of Military Telegraphy 1862  The Field Manual of Evolutions of the Line
1859  Projectile Weapons of War and Explosive Compounds 1872  A Manual of Military Telegraphy for the Signal Service 1861  The Trooper's Manual or Tactics for Light Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen
1830  Register of the Army and the Navy of the United States 1866  A Manual of Signals 1861  The Volunteer's Hand Book - Infantry Tactics - Confederate
1897  Regulations and Decisions Pertaining to the Uniform of the Army 1868  A Manual of Signals 1863  United States Infantry Tactics
1889  Regulations for the Army of the United States 1879  A Manual of Signals 1863  United States Infantry Tactics - for Colored Troops
1881  Regulations of the army of the United States 1887  General Instructions to the Signal Service
1865  Report of the committee on the conduct of the war on the Attack on Petersburg 1882  Instructions for Voluntary Observers of the Signal Service
1874  Reports of Experiments with Rice's Trowel Bayonet 1881  Instructions to Observers of the Signal Service
1867  Reports of Major General W.S. Hancock upon Indian Affairs 1879  Signal Corps Artillery
1922  Rock Island Arsenal 1868  A Treatise on Coast-Defense
1867 - General Orders No. 15  -  Roll of Honor 1865  A Treatise on Ordnance and Armor
1862  Summary of the Art of War 1817  A Treatise on the Science of War and Fortification
1863  Text Book on the Theory of the Motion of Projectiles 1889  Artillery Tactics United States Army
1885  The Indian Sign Language 1861  Elementary Lectures on Artillery
1863  The Military Laws of the United States 1858  Gunnery in 1858
1861  The Rifle - and how to use it 1896  Hand Book for Light Artillery
1864  The Rifle - its Theory and Practice 1863  Hand Book of Artillery for the Service of the United States
1861  Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States 1851  Instructions for Mountain Artillery
1861  Revised Regulations for the Pay Department of the United States Army 1876  The Artillerist's Hand Book of Reference
1861  Revised United States Army Regulations, of 1861 1863  The Artillerist's Manual
1863  Revised United States Army Regulations of 1861 with an Appendix 1862  The Artillerist's Manual and British Soldiers Compendium
1881  Regulations of the Army of the United States and General Orders in Force 1827  The Bombardier and Pocket Gunner
1865  The Hand Book of Artillery
1850  The Ordnance Manual of the United States Army
1873  The Principles and Practice of Modern Artillery
1860  The Artillerist's Manual