- --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Drums" <drums1812@s...> wrote:
> The Corps of Drums also practices regularly.Us at USS COnstitution usually drill 2 times a month in the spr. sum.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Lozon [mailto:lalozon@n...]
> Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 1:54 PM
> To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [WarOf1812] Drill
> any others?
> How bout the American Forces?
> I know the 1st and 7th drill religiously ......
and fall when not busy on the ship and we are working on doing a
couple of "discussion" (indoor) drills in the wintah. The only
problemm is that through all our research, which I would say is
extremely extensive, we have found no specified drill. ie. Duane,
Smythe, Von Steuben ect. We have found a list of manouvers and the
manual of arms the Marines were suposed to know but thats it. We
know that when ever a ship was in port the Marines not on duty on
board were to land and drill with the Marines in the Navy Yards. Yet
our lack of manual has lead us to look awkward when manouvering with
well drilled US units (sorry about that, we hope to get better. But
let me see you guys climb ratlins or repel ignorant idiots from off
of the 32lb carronades without them spiting on you). This all
probobly stems from the fact that the Marines were suposed to be a
ship board/Navy Yard guard and had no need to know the manuals for
regiments and Battalions so we are probably historically accurate. I
guess that if the Marines didn't have to go out every so often to
offer some real resistance to the enemy, they never would have needed
to know. J/K Soldiers and... ok... Militia too
Marines, USS Constitution
> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of
> of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
> THOUSANDS of square miles...
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