Re: 1812 Re: Manual of Arms
As a member of the Norfolk Militia and a good friend of Bob Blakeley,
as far as I know he did not publish any book about the drill of this
time period. As a unit we practice using the 5th Lincoln Militia Manual
of Arms. We also us our drill that was used by the Norfolk's in 1811, It
is only 3 pages long and gives us a look into the past. It does not give
any reference to where it was taken from but it does refer to the musket
as a fire-lock witch indicates that it is from an older drill manual.
The Norfolk's also used the
REGULATIONS for the EXERCISE OF RIFLEMEN and LIGHT INFANTRY and
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THEIR CONDUCT IN THE FIELD 1799 I do not know how many
different ones are being used but these are the ones we try and work with.
Norfolk Militia Heritage Regiment