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Fw: [WarOf1812] Re: rifles

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  • Annette and Lloyd
    ... From: Annette and Lloyd To: Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 5:32 PM Subject: Fw: [WarOf1812] Re: rifles
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Annette and Lloyd" <agower@...>
      To: <War.of.1812@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 5:32 PM
      Subject: Fw: [WarOf1812] Re: rifles


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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "colsjtjones2000" <colsjtjones2000@...>
      > To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 4:28 PM
      > Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: rifles
      >
      >
      > > You have had a couple of very informative replies. But please
      > > forgive me if I am wrong - I think you are thinking of the long
      > > American Kentucky rifle, which would not have had a fitting for a
      > > bayonet.
      > >
      > > The standard
      > > snip
      > Just getting back on the net , good replies yes , and I am printing them
      > for reference at an up and coming club meeting . No, I wasn't referencing
      > Kentucky rifles , I was looking for information on the Baker and British
      > Regulation , as well the Glengary lights , and the Regiments of US Rifles
      ,
      > using the short 1803 and 1814 rifles. First , a conversation has the
      > riflemen continuing to fire their rifles then as they engage ?? I found
      > these two propositions unlikely , as the commanders are looking for firing
      > to stop and a different action to take place. They would not know if their
      > infantry was getting the orders properly . The other suggestion with US
      > rifles was, they would retain their rifles and engage with tomahawk in the
      > right hand . Thats really a bad one as they cannot defend themselves or
      > reach their foe with the tomahawk , leaving one to be quickly taken out by
      > the bayonet mounted opponent . At this opponent. The rifle becomes a
      > distinct incumberment , leaving weak spots in the infantry line . We are
      > looking for the correct 1812 answer even if we don't like it , and yes we
      > would also like to know what our counter parts were doing . Thank you
      again
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