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Handbook of Battalion Drill for Militiamen, 1885
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Description
Creator
Slack, Capt. Chas., Author
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Books
Description
This tiny handbook, which measures 2.75" by 4.1", provides comprehensive training instructions for battalion members. This book is of the type that was widely used by Canadian militiamen for training during the 19th century. It provides both descriptions of procedures and diagrams providing a visual indication of what formations should look like.

The sections in this book are:

Battalion Drill
Line Movements
Column Movements
Formations of Column from Line
Formations of Line from Column
Deployments
Echelon Movements
Formations to Resist Cavalry
Extended Order for Attack
Inspection or Review of a Battalion
Encampments
Shelter-Trench Exercise
Army Signalling

This book is provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection.
Notes
The title page is signed, indicating it belonged to a militiaman named James Adams.
Publisher
William Clowes and Sons, Limited
Place of Publication
London, England
Date of Publication
1885
Subject(s)
Language of Item
English
Donor
Provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date
1885
Recommended Citation
Slack, Capt. Chas. (1885). Handbook of Battalion Drill, also of Extended Order, Inspections, Encampments, Army Signalling, &c. London: William Clowes and Sons. Retrieved from http://images.ourontario.ca/brant/88038/data
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Email
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Agency street/mail address
County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
12 William Street
Paris, ON
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Handbook of Battalion Drill for Militiamen, 1885


This tiny handbook, which measures 2.75" by 4.1", provides comprehensive training instructions for battalion members. This book is of the type that was widely used by Canadian militiamen for training during the 19th century. It provides both descriptions of procedures and diagrams providing a visual indication of what formations should look like.

The sections in this book are:

Battalion Drill
Line Movements
Column Movements
Formations of Column from Line
Formations of Line from Column
Deployments
Echelon Movements
Formations to Resist Cavalry
Extended Order for Attack
Inspection or Review of a Battalion
Encampments
Shelter-Trench Exercise
Army Signalling

This book is provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection.