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A CONCISE SYSTEM OF MILITARY GEOMETRY, FIELD
FORTIFICATION AND TACTICS OF RIFLEMEN AND LIGHT INFANTRY.
THE SCHEME FOR FORMING A CORPS OF A PARTI SAN, AND CARRYING ON THE PETITE
BY ROGER STEVENSON, ESQ. REVISED,
CORRECTED, AND ENLARGED.
TO WHICH IS ANNEXED,
THE FRENCH WORDS, AND OTHER TECHNICAL TERMS, NOW USED IN THE ART OF WAR;
OTHER MATTER CONNECTED WITH MILITARY OPERATIONS.
ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES.
BY E. HOYT,
BRIGADE MAJOR AND INSPECTOR IN THE MILITIA OF MASSACHUSETTS.
To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving Peace.
PRINTED BY JOHN DENIO.
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Epaphras Hoyt of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was a Brigade Major and an inspector of the Massachusetts Militia when he wrote these "Practical Instructions" for officers. Hoyt had long been a student of Military Science. He joined the faculty of Deerfield Academy and offered in 1807 a course on the "Theoretical and Practical Art of War. " A staunch Federalist opposed to the foreign policies of President Thomas Jefferson's administration, Hoyt's course description called upon the academy's young men to note the "Present Critical Situation of our Country" and enroll in his course.
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"Practical Instructions for Military Officers"
| publisher John Denio
| author Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850)
| date 1811
| location Greenfield, Massachusetts
| height 8.5"
| width 5.0"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Book
| accession # #L99.107
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