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BARON VON STEUBEN REVOLUTIONARY WAR DRILL MANUAL PDF

Revolutionary War Drill Manual by Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben are to be perfectly acquainted with the manual exercise, marchings and. On February 23, , Frederick William Baron von Steuben reported to General George Washington at the Continental Army’s bleak winder encampment at. Von Steuben: Manual of Arms The Manual Exercise .. Baron von Steuben’s Revolutionary War Drill Manual (), Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY.

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H e is to stand straight And firm upon his legs With the head turned to the right So far as to bring the left eye Over the waistcoat buttons; The heels two inches part; The toes turned out; The belly drawn in a little, But without constraint; The breast a little projected; The shoulders square to the front, and kept back; And the hands hanging down the sides, With the palms close to the thighs.

At this word the soldier must be silent, Stand firm and steady, Moving neither hand nor foot.

Except as ordered But attend carefully to the words of command. This attention of the soldier must be observed In the strictest manner, Till he receives the word Rest! Spring the firelock briskly to a recover, As the hand seizes the firelock above the lock, The right elbow is to be nimbly raised a little, Placing the thumb of that hand upon the cock, The fingers open by the plate of the lock, And as quickly as possible cock the piece, Dropping the elbow, And forcing down the cock with the thumb, Immediately seizing the firelock With the right hand, Close under the lock; The piece to be held in this manner perpendicular, Opposite the left side of the face, The body kept straight, And as full to the front as possible, And the head held up, Looking well to right.

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Recover and cock as before directed, At the same time stepping about six inches to the right, So as to place yourself opposite the interval of the front rank. The motion of recover, Coming down to the priming position, Revlutionary opening the pan To be done in the usual time; The motions of handling cartridge to shutting the pan, To be done as quick as possible; When the pans are shut, Make a small pause, And cast about together; Then the loading and shouldering motions Are to be done as quick as possible.

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Revolutionary War Drill Manual

Regulations for the Prussian Infantry p. The Regulatorpp. The Position of a Soldier Without Arms H e is to stand ddrill And firm upon his legs With the head turned to the right So far as to bring the left eye Over the waistcoat buttons; The heels two inches part; The toes turned out; The belly drawn in a little, But without constraint; The breast a little projected; The shoulders square to the front, and kept back; And the hands hanging down the sides, With the palms close to the thighs.

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Attention At this word the soldier must be silent, Stand firm and steady, Moving neither hand nor foot. The Manual Exercise 1 st Poise—Firelock!

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The Firings Front Rank! Adapted from von Steuben, p.

From Pickering, Part I, p. Adapted from Pickering, Part I, p.

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Pickering, Part I, p. Adapted from von Steuben, pp. Adapted from a suggestion of Captain James Daniel, 6th N.