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    [Confederate Imprint]. Army Regulations, Adopted for the Use of the Army of the Confederate States . . . Revised From the Army Regulations of the Old United States Army, 1857. Richmond: West & Johnston, 1861. 5.75" x 8.75", 198 pages. Publisher's marbled boards and leather spine with titles in gilt. Light to moderately foxed throughout. Edges of the boards are worn. Binding remains tight.

    Inscribed on the front free endpaper are the names of two owners of this particular copy. The first, in ink, is that of Gill A. Cary: "G.A. Cary / Old Dominion Dragoons / Cavalry Regt." Thirty-year-old Cary, a druggist by trade, enlisted as a second lieutenant in Co. "B" (Old Dominion Dragoons), 3rd Virginia Cavalry, on May 14, 1861, and served for a time as acting assistant adjutant general of the cavalry, Army of the Peninsula. He survived the war and died in 1880.

    The second, directly below the first, in pencil, is that of Col. Robert Johnston: "Ro Johnston / CS Army." Johnston (1830-1902), an 1850 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, began his military career as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving frontier duty with the U.S. 1st Dragoons. He resigned his commission and enlisted as a captain in the 3rd Virginia Cavalry on May 22, 1861. Less than one month later, he was elected colonel and by April 1862 was in command of all cavalry for the Army of the Peninsula. His time in command was short-lived, however, as he was not re-elected by his men and reduced to the rank of captain (May 28, 1862). He was paroled on April 16, 1865.

    Reference: Parrish & Willingham 2215. Crandall 1211.


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