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#49 - Harry S. Truman Document Group Lot Estimate: $1,500+

Five pages of documents from Truman's time as a major in the Reserves, including:

A two-page report entitled "The Trajectory," signed at the top of each page in ink, "Harry S. Truman, Major F. A. Res.," in part: "There are certain technical details necessary for the education of a practical artilleryman; certain things he must know in order to hit the target. He must know his weapon, its construction, mechanical arrangement and its peculiarities. Ammunition, he must be thoroughly familiar with. He must understand maps, reconnaissance, communications, and fire control…One of the most important technical subjects to an artilleryman, for proper fire control is a thorough familiarity with the trajectory. The trajectory is the path followed by the projectile in its flight." He goes on to discuss the technical aspects of the trajectory of ammunition.

Two pages from the "Special Course for Officers of the National Guard and Organized Reserves" at Fort Leavenworth on April 22, 1925, both with notes lengthily written in pencil by Truman on the reverse. In part: "2nd Inf. on its right by flanking action to SE. 2nd Inf. will make the…attack. It will not secure Mortiz school house…Red advance guard hold ridge from Strand to Road. The leading element of infantry. Bu continues to march north of Rd."

Last is a "Synopsis of Lecture delivered to National Guard and Reserve Officers of the Army of the United States at the Armory of 110th Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri, October 10, 1923," with "I wonder what 6:30 PM means to some of these fellows?" written at the top in pencil by Truman. In very good to fine condition, with some toning and creasing.

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