Reference notes


Subseries E, Reference notes, undated, contains Mathematics Notes, Military Tactics Notes and Bible Notes, and provides a level of intellectual access to subjects of personal and professional interest to Silas Casey. All are undated. Casey's interest in mathematics and algebra is reflected here, as well as in numerous letters in the correspondence series with colleague Bengt Alvord and later with his grandson, Thomas Lincoln Casey. The notes on tactics relate to preparations for the publication of manuals on infantry tactics. His best known manual, published in 1862, was used by both Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The notes in this sub-series are surprisingly few, and there are no manuscript copies of the manuals. The bible notes contain copies of biblical quotation with no further commentary.


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