Re: military courtesies
- Tim and List, as I don't have anything in Nap/1812 in print on military
courtesies, would the following from the AWI Brit. Army still be at all
valid for our era? I know much of it is for the Rifle Corps, at least
in-unit, acc. to Coote-Manningham's 1800 regs for the Rifle regts.
Click on: www.britishbrigade.org/courtesy.htm
From: BritcomHMP@... <BritcomHMP@...>
To: WarOf1812@onelist.com <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
Date: 02 June 1999 12:20
Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] (no subject)
>However rules of address are fashion and fashions change sometimes very
>quickly the above is a mere rule of thumb for the 1790s-1820s
>From: "Roger Fuller" <fullerfamily@...>I took a look, and at the whole Brit Brigade site too, very nice. But for
>Tim and List, as I don't have anything in Nap/1812 in print on military
>courtesies, would the following from the AWI Brit. Army still be at all
>valid for our era? I know much of it is for the Rifle Corps, at least
>in-unit, acc. to Coote-Manningham's 1800 regs for the Rifle regts.
> Click on: www.britishbrigade.org/courtesy.htm
those of us coming from a non-Anglo background, what does it mean when it
says "recover" in various situations? Is that short for "recover your
firelock" where the musket on the right hip, barrel about 45 degree
position? Is that still appropriate for the War of 1812?
In the meaningless trivia category we French types say, "redressez vos
armes," or "recover your weapon." Of course we have much less pomp and
circumstance in the line, common soldats not even required to rise when
approached by someone of higher rank unless they are alone. In other
situations only the NCO or senior soldat stands up to greet the officer,
though the NCO may well require them to "levez" or rise up.
Michael Mathews -- Winona State University
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