COPY OF VOL. 1 OF CASEY’S INFANTRY TACTICS PICKED UP FROM THE GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD, ID’D TO CAPT. SOLOMON T. ALLEN, 14TH VERMONT INFANTRY, STANNARD’S BRIGADE

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CASEY’S INFANTRY TACTICS, Vol. 1, Published by D. Van Nostrand, New York, 1992. Front endpaper owner inscription: Solomon T. Allen/ Book/ Capt. Co. I 14th Vt. Regt/ V.V. M.” (In ink, faded but entirely legible). Interior front cover inscription (in period pencil): “Found on the battlefield of/ Gettysburg July 6th 1863.” 279pp., fldg. diagrams. In green blind-stamped glazed cloth 3.75 x 5.75”, w/faded gilt spine lettering. Exhibits some cover wear & soiling, minor rubbing at the corners, & patches of light interior foxing. Else VG & solid, w/tight spine

Front endpaper owner inscription: “Solomon T. Allen/ Book/Capt. Co. I 114th Vt. Regt./ V.V.M.” (In ink, faded, but entirely legible). Interior front cover inscription: “Found on the Battle Field of/ Gettysburg July 6th 1863.” (in period pencil, and entirely legible).

Born in 1832, Solomon T. Allen was a resident of Panton, VT, who was commissioned Captain and mustered into Co. “I”, 14th Vermont Volunteer Militia, 10/7/1863, and then was mustered out 7/30/1863. His unit was a nine-month regiment, whose most intense service was with Stannard’s Vermont Brigade—13th, 14th & 16th Regiments —at Gettysburg, July 2-3, 1863.  Allen died in 1914 and is buried in Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, Waupaca County, WI.

On the afternoon of July as Pickett’s Confederate charge got underway, Vermont General Standard saw that it was aimed at the right of his left -most Union position; he realized that the attacking Confederates could be flanked and devastated by sliding his line around to its left and hitting them with enfilading fire, which he proceeded to do and in the process of crushed the Confederate right. Stannard’s quick thinking in taking advantage of this situation was one of the crucial command decisions that guaranteed the Union victory at Gettysburg.

The nine-month Vermont brigade was mustered out no more than two weeks later. During service it lost 27 men killed and mortally wounded and 48 by disease for a total of 70.

A superb Gettysburg ID’D collectible, and especially for Vermont Stannard’s brigade aficionados.  [jp]

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