"Major Horace Bumstead, 43rd. U.S.C.T." of U.S. Colored Troops 1864 Grand Tactics Military Book
1864-Dated Civil War Period, New Edition Military Book titled, "Advanced-Guard, Out-Post, and Detachment Service of Troops, with the Essential Principles of Strategy, and Grand Tactics for the Use of Militia and Volunteers", by D.H. Mahan, Very Good.
Internal stencil on its front paste down shows the owner and reads: "Major Horace Bumstead, 43 rd. U.S.C.T.", Published by JohnWiley, 1864 New Edition, New York. Original black cloth, with gold gilt text, 305 pages, 4" x 6.5" well Illustrated. Also contains Twelve Folding Plates. Internally very nice with some wear to covers being soiled and lacks its spine. This work was originally published for use in the Mexican War, but was reissued during the American Civil War. The Owner, HORACE BUMSTEAD (1841-1919) was a Congregationalist Minister and educator. During the Civil War, Bumstead was commissioned as a Major for the 43rd Regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops, a post he occupied from April 1864 to December 1865.
HORACE BUMSTEAD (1841-1919) Congregationalist minister and educator. During the Civil War, Bumstead was commissioned as a Major for the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops, a post he occupied from April 1864 to December 1865. In 1875, Bumstead joined the faculty off Atlanta University as an instructor of Natural Science and went on to serve as the school's second president from 1888 to 1907.
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