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Title: Teoría y práctica de la puntería y del tiro de cañón
Creator: Lleras, Luis
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de la Luz, 1883.
Physical Details: 40 p. and five charts ; 23 5/10 x 16 cms.
Physical Condition: Front wrapper gone, title page stained torn, dog eared, as are tops and bottom pages, plus all is slightly eaten by rodents.

Summary: This pamphlet is a technical treatise for military instruction of the Colombian army on the use of cannons.
Historical Notes: In 1839 General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera organized the first military school in Colombia with the goal of producing a professional army. However, due to the constant internal violent conflicts and the immersion of high ranking officers in politics, Mosquera’s program did not advance effectively. A new military school was created in 1886 though its operation was interrupted by the civil war in 1899. Colombia, Ejército Nacional 2008 Independencia, la Gran Colombia y la República (1819 - 1903). Bogotá: Centro de Estudios Históricos del Ejército.
Donor Notes: A manual for artillerymen, based on French army's texts. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Artillery drill and tactics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Colombia -- Armed forces -- Artillery -- Drill and tactics
Colombia -- Armed forces -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01258
Record Number: 227
Islandora ID: islandora:6081