Cavalry Tactics Book Signed by 2nd Lt. John G. Drennan, 1st Cavalry New Mexico Vols., Plus
Cooke, Philip St. Geo. Cavalry Tactics or Regulations for the Instruction, Formations, and Movements of the Cavalry of the Army and Volunteers of the United States, Volume 1. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 24mo, pressed paper boards, 217pp. FFEPs signed John G. Drennan 2nd Lt. 1st Cavalry New Mexico Vol., Fort Canby N.M. Jan. 1864, and W.C. Applegate 1st Regt. [illegible] Aug. 20, 1866.
John G. Drennan was a hospital steward. He enlisted on July 1, 1861 and mustered into the Field and Staff 1st NM Infantry. In May 1862 he transferred into Co. G of the 1st NM Cavalry. Drennan and 1st NM Cavalry fought the enemy and quelled frequent uprisings from local American Indian tribes under the command of the famous colonel, Christopher "Kit" Carson. Drennan was promoted to 1st lieut. February 12, 1865 and mustered out September 30, 1866.
William C. Applegate enlisted as a serg. on August 17, 1861 and mustered into Co. H of the 1st CA Infantry. Applegate mustered out of NM August 31, 1864.
Some wear on the cover and toning of the pages. The signatures are smudged, but the binding of the book remains intact.