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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He soon became one of Washington’s most valued officers an essential figure in the success of the American War of Independence. The second line, if not already formed in columns, will immediately, on perceiving the first line retire, form in that order by brigades or battalions; and the first line having passed the intervals between the columns, the second line will display; or, if too closely pressed by the enemy, attack in columns the flanks of the battalion which pursue, thereby giving time for the first line to form and take a new position.
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The quartermaster, being charged with encamping and quartering the regiment, should be at all times acquainted with its strength, that he may require no more ground than is necessary, nor have more tents pitched than the number prescribed; for both which he is accountable. As soon as a company have pitched their tents, the captains parade them, and they fetch in their arms. When the recruits have practiced the forgoing exercises, till they are sufficiently expert, they must be sent to exercise with their company.
The four platoons of the right march to the right, the first platoon taking care to march straight towards the point of view; so soon as the fourth has unmasked the fifth, its officer commands.
He must endeavor to make his regiment perform their exercise and maneuvers with the greatest vivacity and precision, examine often the state of the different companies, making the captains answer for any deficiencies he may perceive, and reporting the same to the colonel. Baron von Steuben’s Revolutionary War drill manual: The like flank guards are to be detached from each battalion, in the column. Between every relief the sentries must be visited by a non-commissioned officer and a file of men; and, when more than one officer is on guard, as often as possible by an officer.
Baron Von Steuben’s Revolutionary War Drill Manual: A Facsimile Reprint of the Edition
If many battalions are in the line, the ensigns must dress by the ensign of the center; manuall only two, they will dress by each other.
Upon which the section on the right inclines by the oblique step to the left, and manyal on the left, following the former, inclines to the right, till they cover each other, when they march forward. The sergeant of the guard replies Stand grand rounds! The front rank of each section stops short and the second rank closes up, which gives the proper distance between the sections; and by wheeling to the right or left the line is formed: A patrol also must be frequently sent on the roads leading to the enemy.
Each platoon is to be told off into sections of four files; if there remain three files, they form a section; if two files, or less, they form one rank.
Baron von Steuben’s Revolutionary War drill manual : a facsimile reprint of the 1794 edition
He should know every man of his company by name and character. In case of absence of any field officer, steuen place is to be filled by the officer next in rank in the regiment; and in order that the officers may remain with their respective companies, if any company officer is absent, his place shall be supplied by the officer next in rank in the same company; but should it happen that a company is left without an officer, the colonel or commanding officer may order an officer mannual another company to take the command, as well for the exercise as for the discipline and police of the company in camp.
The officers and colors salute when within eight paces of the general; and the colonel having saluted, advances to him. This inexpensive facsimile reproduces the extremely rare edition of Steuben’s drill manual, published in Boston by I. As the battalions respectively arrive in front of their ground, they halt, from the battalion, dressing with the revolutiohary and order or support their arms.
Frederick William Baron von Steuben. The soldier having acquired that degree of confidence of his officers as to be appointed steubeen sergeant of the company, should consider the importance of his office; that the discipline of the company, the conduct of the men, their exactness in obeying orders, and the regularity of their manners, will in a revloutionary measure depend on his vigilance.
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He must pay the greatest attention to the health of his men, their discipline, arms, accoutrements, ammunition, clothes and necessaries. If the company make any stay in a place, he must, previous to their marching, inspect into their condition, examine their knapsacks, and see that they carry nothing but what is allowed, it being a material object to prevent the soldier loading himself with unnecessary baggage.
The commanding officers of each company is charged with the instruction of his recruits; and as that is a service that requires not only experience, but a patience and temper not met with in every officer, he is to make choice of an officer, sergeant, and one or two corporals of his company, who, being approved of by the colonel, are to attend particularly to that business: The first part of the general will be the signal for all firing to cease; on the beating of which the officers and non-commissioned officers must see that their platoons cease firing, load and shoulder as quick as possible.
The officers who exercise their functions on horseback, are to be armed with swords, the platoon officers with swords and espontoons, the non-commissioned officers with swords, firelocks, and bayonets, and soldiers with firelocks and bayonets.
During the day, the sentinels on the outposts must stop every party of men, whether armed or not, till they have been examined by the officer of the guard.
The platoons faced, step off, and march obliquely to their places in the line; when the second platoon has gained its proper distance, its officer commands:. Step back with the right foot, bring the buckle opposite the left heel, at the same time seizing the cartridge box with the right hand. At this word the soldier turns his head briskly to the left, so as to bring his right eye in the direction of his waistcoat buttons. User lists Similar Items.
He must never suffer a man who has any infectious disorder to remain in the company, but send him immediately to the hospital, or other place provided for the reception of steuhen patients, to prevent the spreading of the infection.
The ensign is in particular manner charged with the cleanliness of the men, to which he must pay the greatest attention.
And when any river is nigh, and the season favorable, the men shall bathe themselves as frequently as possible, the commanding officers sgeuben each battalion sending them by small detachments successively, under the care of a non-commissioned officer; but on no account must the men be permitted to bathe when just come off a march, at least till they have reposed long enough to get revplutionary.
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Baron Von Steuben’s Revolutionary War Drill Manual: A Facsimile Reprint of the 1794 Edition
When the rounds are challenged by a steuebn, they will answer, Grand rounds! The officer of the rounds then advances alone, and on his approach the guard present their arms. Turn up your hand and put the cartridge into the muzzle, shaking the powder into the barrel.
At this word the soldier stops short, on the foot then advanced, immediately bringing up the other, without stamping. Pickering, Part I, p. The commanding officer of the advanced stwuben being informed by the quartermaster general, of his deputy, of the ground the troops are to encamp on, will go a head and reconnoiter it; and immediately on the arrival of wr advanced guard, post his guards and sentinels as directed in Chapter XXII.
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