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The following is found on page 51, 52 of 'Instructions for the Drill
and the Method of Performing the Eighteen Maneuvers' by Lieut. John
Russell (third edition)
Printed by M. Carey & Moses Thomas 1814

Basically an abstract of the "Rules and Regulations for His Majesty's
Forces"

No more than three different times of march are to be required of the
soldier, Ordinary Time, Quick Time, and Wheeling or Quickest Time.

Plummets, which vibrate the required times of march in a minute, must
be in the possession of each instructor of a squad, as also of the
drum-major, and constantly referred to by them to correct uncertainty
of movement; the several lengths of plummets swinging the times of the
different marches in a minute are as follows:

Ordinary time, 75 paces in the minute, 24" / 96 Hundredth Parts
Quick time, 108 ....... 12" / 3 Hundredth Parts
Quickest time, 120 ....... 9" / 80 Hundredth Parts

A musket ball suspended by a string of whipcord, on which are marked
the different required lengths, will answer the above purposes. The
length of the plummet is to be measured from the point of suspension
to the center of the ball.

Brian Alexander
Corps of Artillery
Fort McHenry Guard

--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Craig Williams <sgtwarner@...> wrote:
>
> The lengths appear in the "Sergeants Abstract" which I will peruse
> when I get home and post then.
>
> Craig Williams
> On 23-Aug-07, at 9:01 AM, ronaldjdale@... wrote:
>
> > There is also the 1812-period method of using a musket ball
> > suspended from a string to act as a pendulum.? There is a formula
> > for the length of string and knots in the string for different
> > cadences.?Held at full length and swung is a slow march with each
> > knot marking the position which, when held, gives a faster pace.? I
> > am sure that we have the information on lengths somewhere and I
> > will look it up on returning from Ottawa.?? This is more useful
> > than the metronome as it can be used in front of the public.
> >
> > Ron
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mark Dickerson <mdickerson1@...>
> > To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 8:14 am
> > Subject: Re: [War Of 1812] Cadences
> >
> > Normal marching pace is 75 beats per minute. Fast pace is 105.
> > Quickest or wheeling pace is 120. If you go to a music store, you
> > can buy a small, electronic metronome for about \$25. It is well
> > worthwhile to learn the correct timing. I find it is human nature
> > to speed up during a march, then somebody tries to 'slow it down'
> > and the group ends up marching at 60 for a while before it speeds
> > up again.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: captaincutlawn
> > To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 4:38 PM
> > Subject: [War Of 1812] Cadences
> >
> > Does anyone know any 1812 marching cadences? thk
> >
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