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ITS

HISTORY, MANAGEMENT,

AND

USES IN WAR.

BY

J. ROEMER, LL. D.

LATE AN OFFICER OF CAVALRY IN THE SERVICE OF THE NETHERLANDS.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.

C NEW YORK:
D. VAN NOSTRAND, 192 BROADWAY.

1863.

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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by

D. VAN NOSTRAND,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York.

JOHN F. TROW,
PRINTER, STEREOTYPER, AND ELECTROTYPER,

50 Greene Street, New York.

The following pages were originally designed as lectures for a number of gentlemen, who, at the outbreak of the war, formed into a company, for the purpose of preparing themselves for the cavalry service, and who honored us with an invitation to direct their studies and exercises.

The vast proportions which the war has since assumed, the large increase of our cavalry, the general interest felt in whatever relates to the army, and, above all, the conviction which late events have forced upon the people, that henceforth they must no longer be unprepared for war, have induced us to modify our original plan, and present the subject in such a form as will render it more accessible, and interesting, we hope, to readers in general, as well as instructive to those who may have occasion to study it with professional interest or especial care.

The details of service are now prescribed in all armies by means of regulations, and these are so carefully framed, that, from the private soldier to the colonel of the regiment, all may

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