Privately Published, 1889. Imperial Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Good. Item #002323
(ca. 1889) 1st thus. A Good copy. 8vo., 100 pp., illustrated with portrait frontispiece. Bound in blue cloth with title on spine. The cloth is edge worn, particularly at the crown and foot of the spine, with moderate soiling. The frontispiece is a bit foxed. The rest of the text is clean and bright. Front hinge starting. A Good copy. **** The first section of this book is an account of Kearny's attachment to French troops in algeria in 1839-40. He was sent there to study cavalry tactics and eventually writes the army's manual for cavalry. He serves as General Winfield Scott's aide-de-camp. *** Although the title page is dated as 1844, the book contains sections of Kearny's service during the 1850's and the Civil War. He is New Jersey's most famous soldier, and is credited with training his brigade to such a high standard that their distinguished service at Gettysburg, a year after his death at Chantilly, is a credit to him. The biographical sketch is written by John Watts de Peyster, Kearny's cousin. ****.