Subalterns with firelocks
- Dear everybody,
got in from Trenton today....I've never had that much
fun playing in the snow...big thank you to everybody
who came and made it fun, especially the Guards who
braved the weather to come up from the South. Now on
to my question.
It was mentioned during the discussion on lieutenants
and ensigns that in the Continental army the
subalterns carried firelocks and the captains
spontoons. My question is: Was there a seperate way
of performing the manual of arms for the lieutenant?
In the european armies there is usally a seperate way
for an officer with a firelock to carry it and
perform the manual with it. Was this
the case with the Continental army, and does Von
Steuben give a section about it?
Neil A Skorka
85eme Reg't de Saintonge
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