U.S. INFANTRY TACTICS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY - ID’D TO COL. ELISHA DOANE, 33RD MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY

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Authorized and Adopted by the Secretary of War. Published by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1862. Owner inscription, in ink, front eps—“Elisha Doane/New Bedford/ April 28.1862.” 450 pp. fldg. diagrams. In green blind-stamped buckram, 3.5 x 5.25”, w/gilt spine lettering. Exhibits slight external wear w/rubbed corners, & faded spine lettering. Else VG, w/tight spine & page signatures.

Elisha Doane, born in Harwich, MA in 1826, was a 35 year old resident of New Bedford, Mass., who enlisted as Sergeant and mustered into Co. “L”. 3rd Mass. Infy., 4/23/1861, and was mustered out on, 7/22/1861. On 8/5/1862, Doane was commissioned Captain in Co. “I”, 33rd Mass. Infy., and resigned, 8/8/1863. On 3/9/1864, he was commissioned Major, 33rd Mass. Infy. field and staff, and promoted to Lieut. Col. 9/18/1864, receiving colonel’s brevet rank, 9/18/1864, before being mustered out in Washington, D.C., 6/11/1865. Doane was a member of GAR Post #3 in Taunton, MA after the war;  he died in 1899 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in New Bedford, MA.

His unit, the 33rd Mass., was organized at Springfield in early August 1862. Attached to the Union 11th Corps, the regiment was present at the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, before being transferred west with the re-designated 20th Corps, with the Army of the Cumberland. It was present at Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge, and participated Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea and up through the Carolinas, culminating in the Confederate surrender at Bentonville, NC. Following the final Grand Review, it was mustered out in Washington, 6/11/1865, and discharged, 7/2/1865. During service it lost 111 men killed and mortally wounded, and 77 to disease for a total of 188.

Fine ID’D collectible. Accompanied by a brief amount of internet research material.  [jp/ld]

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