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    Four Portable Union Soldiers' Books.
    Hardee, William J., Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics, (New York: J. O. Kane, 1862), a revision by George F. Watson, 160 pp., 5.5" x 4", paper wraps with officer and American flag on cover. Minor loss to spine, some soiling to covers, internally very good. A sound and presentable copy. Hardee's Tactics, originally published in 1855, was the standard U. S. Army tutorial prior to the Civil War. Written by a future Confederate general of some stature, the book was published North and South during the war.
    (2) Beadle's Dime Song Book, No. 14, (New York: Beadle and Co., 1864). 64 pp., 6.25" x 4", paper wraps with lithograph of wounded soldier on cover. Even toning, a few stains and light wear. Good condition.
    (3) Waterbury, J. B., Something for the Knapsack, (New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1863), 48 pp., 4.25" x 3", card covers with cloth spine. Wear to covers, light soiling. A compact religious guide.
    (4) Contellano, Illion, The Turtle-Catcher, (New York: George Munro & Co., 1864), 88 pp., 6.25" x 4", paper wraps with lithographed dramatic scene on cover. Soiling, wear and splits to cover along spine. Binding remains tight, stains do not detract. Good condition. This typical dime novel is inscribed "C H Howard / Co. E. 16th Regt Mass Vols." The book's owner, Charles H. Howard, enlisted on August 12, 1862 only to be killed at the Wilderness on May 6, 1864.

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