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A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy, Rear Admiral in the Navy of France : Translated by J. S. Paine and L. Goldsborough, Commanders in the U.S. Navy, 1828: Finding Aid

Published in April 2020

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 44
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy, Rear Admiral in the Navy of France : Translated by J. S. Paine and L. Goldsborough, Commanders in the U.S. Navy
  • Dates: 1828
  • Size: 0.17 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 1 volume of 79 leaves
  • Creator: Casy, Joseph-Grégoire
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Joseph Grégoire Casy was French politician and a Vice Admiral in the French Navy. J. S. Paine and L. Goldsborough were officers in the United States Navy. "A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy, Rear Admiral in the Navy of France: Translated by J. S. Paine and L. Goldsborough, Commanders in the U.S. Navy," consists of an English translation of Joseph Grégoire Casy's Extrait Analytique de la Tactique Navale, originally published in 1828.

Biography of Joseph Grégoire Casy

Joseph Grégoire Casy was born in Auribeau, France on October 8, 1787. Casy joined the French Navy in 1803 and, following the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1816. After the French Revolution of 1830, Casy was promoted again, to the rank of Captain. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1839, Casy ultimately attained the rank of Vice Admiral on December 17, 1845, at which time he was also appointed to the Admiralty Council.

Casy subsequently embarked upon a career in politics, and was elected to the Second Republic's Constituent Assembly in April 1848. Following Louis Napoleon's coup and installation as Emperor Napoleon III, Casy was invited to join the Senate in January 1852. Joseph Grégoire Casy died in Paris on February 19, 1862.

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Description of Contents

"A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy, Rear Admiral in the Navy of France: Translated by J. S. Paine and L. Goldsborough, Commanders in the U.S. Navy," comprising 0.17 linear feet of documentation in a single volume of 79 leaves, consists of an English translation of Joseph Grégoire Casy's Extrait Analytique de la Tactique Navale, originally published in 1828.

The volume, an undated, handwritten translation by J. S. Paine and L. Goldsborough, was likely the product of Commander John S. Paine and eventual Naval Academy Superintendent Commander Louis M. Goldsborough, both of whom held the rank of Commander between 1841 and 1855, likely placing the creation of the translation of Casy's treatise during that span. The volume is illustrated with diagrams of the order and line of battle, accompanied by the associated signal flags.

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Arrangement

A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy comprises a single volume.

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Access and Use

Access

Patron use restricted to microfilm.

Copyright and Permission

A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy is the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Commodore R. H. Wyman. Accessioned on March 18, 1878. Accession No. 19349.

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Related Materials

Location of Copies or Alternate Formats

This collection also available on microfilm.

Related Archival Material

Additional early manuscript treatises on naval tactics in this repository include the Robert Walter Manuscript on Naval Tactics, circa 1770, MS 160.

Materials Cataloged Separately

Additional manuscripts from the collections of Commodore Robert H. Wyman in this repository include the Thomas W. and Robert H. Wyman Naval Papers, 1817-1855, MS 5; the William de Koven Seamanship Notes, 1845, MS 42; and John Edye's Calculations Relating to the Equipment, Displacement, Etc. of Ships and Vessels of War, 1832, MS 546

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy, MS 44

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Selected Bibliography

The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:

"Joseph, Grégoire Casy, 1787-1862," on the Assemblée Nationale website, accessed April 14, 2020, http://www2.assemblee-nationale.fr/sycomore/fiche/%28num_dept%29/9920.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary R. Catalfamo. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in April 2020.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Naval tactics
  • United States. Navy -- History -- 19th century -- Sources

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts

Additional Creator/Author

  • Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877
  • Paine, John S.
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

A Concise System of Naval Tactics by J. G. Casy, 1828

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