3 edition of Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States. found in the catalog.
Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States.
United States. Army.
1798 by Printed by Hugh Gaine, at the Bible, Pearl-Street. in New-York .
Written in English
|Statement||By Baron de Steuben, late major general and inspector general in the American Army. ; Part I. ; To which is added, the manual exercise, and evolutions of the cavalry: as practised in the late American Army.|
|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 34898.|
|Contributions||Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||, 73, , 15,  p., viii leaves of folded plates|
|Number of Pages||73|
A gift to Steuben from the State of New Jersey, this is the only extant house he owned. With a quick motion bring up the firelock from the shoulder directly before the face, and seize it with the left hand just above the lock, so that the little finger may rest upon the feather spring, and the thumb lie on the stock; the left hand must be of an equal height with the eyes. The Blue Book remained the official guide to American military training and maneuvers until it was replaced in Lewis to Clark, 19 June Soldiers should look like a unit or group with everyone blending in not standing out because they look different.
In he was finally granted a field command; he served as a division commander in Virginia and participated in the siege of Yorktownwhere the British met final defeat. Privates Cruzatte and Labiche were civilians who were enlisted at St. Franklin wrote him a letter of introduction to George Washington, the commanding general of the Continental Army. With the right hand turn the firelock, bringing the lock to the rear, and instantly stepping forward with the left foot a large pace, lay the piece on the ground, the barrel in a direct line from the front to rear, placing the left hand on the knee, to support the body, the head held up, the right hand and left heel in a line, and the right knee brought almost to the ground. Oil on canvas, 23 x 20 inches Courtesy Independence National Historic Park The Articles of War approved by Congress in and gave it a statuatory identity, but the Continental Army still consisted merely of a number of state-sponsored militias that were entirely independent of one another, each operating according to its own rules and regulations.
Instructions for Sergeants Move to top It being on the non-commissioned officers that the discipline and order of a company in a great measure depend, they cannot be too circumspect in their behaviour towards the men, by treating them with mildness, and at the same time obliging every one to do his duty. He must receive the orders from the sentry he relieves; and when placed before the guard-house, he must inform the corporal of all that approach, and suffer no one to enter until examined; if he is posted at a distance from the guard, he will march there in order, have the orders well explained to him by the corporal, learn which is the nearest post between him and the guard, in case he should be obliged to retire, or have any thing to communicate, and what he is to do in case of alarm; or if in a town, in case of fire and any disturbance. Bound stitched as issued. Bring the left hand down strong upon the butt. A gift to Steuben from the State of New Jersey, this is the only extant house he owned.
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Congress giving him large sums of money, he became largely indebted. Poise, Firelock! As the buyer, you should be aware of possible: - delays from customs inspection. Take Aim! Even then, another printing of Steuben's was issued inand yet one more in Von Steuben would have to go to America strictly as a volunteer, and present himself to Congress.
By avoiding too great familiarity with the men, they will not only gain their love and confidence, but be treated with a proper respect; whereas by a contrary conduct they forfeit all regard, and their authority becomes despised.
He will never go more than twenty paces from his post; and if in a retired placed, or in the night, suffer no one to approach within ten paces of him. Above all, Steuben simplified it—compared with European procedures—conveying in plain language not only what needed to be learned, but how it should be taught, and why.
Today there is a selection process. It covers the period from the arrival of the Toulon Squadron, to the time of his Lordship's departure for England.
This is the first, and only edition of these regulations published during the Revolutionary War. Draw, Rammer! Use the clear button to clear all the selections on this page or reset button to clear entire order. Later that year, Von Steuben began organizing his ideas into print.
Richard Bentley to reduce the printing to only copies, and of that, only sold in the first 4 months. Of the members of the permanent company who completed the round trip, thirteen volunteered from four different frontier garrisons, including the First Infantry Regiment and the artillery company at Kaskaskia, Indiana Territory; another company of the First Infantry Regiment at Fort Massacalso in Indiana Territory; and the Second Infantry Regiment at South West Point, Tennessee.
Turn up your hand and put the cartridge into the muzzle, shaking the powder into the barrel. Ram the cartridge well down the barrel, and instantly recovering and seizing the rammer back-handed by the middle, draw it quite out, turn it, and enter it as far as the lower pipe, placing at the same time the edge of the hand on the butt-end of the rammer.
Quitting the piece with your right hand, sink it with your left down the left side, as far as may be without constraint, at the same time seize the bayonet with the right hand, draw and fix it, immediately slipping the hand down to the stock, and pressing in the piece to the hollow of the shoulder.
Ina Prussian officer named Friedrich Von Steuben volunteered to help. He must always have a stopper for the muzzle of his gun in case of rain, and when on a march; at which times he will unfix his bayonet. State militias also took it up.
It dispels the myth that recruiters would take any "live body. The official rules and articles for the better Government of His Majesty's Horse and Foot Guards and all other forces. This amount is subject to change until you make payment.
It provides an interesting look at the problems faced by the crown in finding sutiable recruits for the service. Led by General William Smallwoodfour battalions performed precise military formations to demonstrate their mastery of Steuben's training. Each company commander was made responsible for the training of new men, but actual instruction was done by sergeants specifically selected for being the best obtainable.
This work is full of information concerning a most important aspect of the re-enacting hobby. The Baron's willingness and ability to work with the men, as well as his use of profanity in several different languagesmade him popular among the soldiers.Apr 29, · Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States - Kindle edition by Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Nicholas Efstathiou.
Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States.5/5(1).
Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States, to which are added the United States Militia Act passed in Congress, Mayand the Militia Act of Massachusetts, passed June 22, / Published: () Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States.
Nov 23, · Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States: to which is prefixed the Articles of war, the Militia law of the United States, and the Militia law of South-Carolina: also is added, the Manual exercise, and evolutions of the cavalry, as practised in the late American Army.
Get this from a library! Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States. Part I. [Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von; Pierre Charles L'Enfant; François-Louis Teissèydre Fleury, vicomte de; United States.
Continental Army. Inspector General.; Styner and Cist,; American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress); John Davis Batchelder. Regulation for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, Philadelphia, This is the famous "blue book" of von Steuben as it was published in Philadelphia in for use at Valley Forge.
This is the first edition of the work, not that issued by Dover Press which is the edition. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. He wrote Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, the book that served as the standard United States drill manual until the .