Casey's Infantry Tactics - 12th US Infantry Co. A The feeling still lingers, however, amongst some officers of the different services, who oppose the innovation for a peculiar reason. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862. By D. VAN. defence; the exercises and manœuvres will be executed without the bayonet. 59.
A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise by Richard Francis Burton PREFACE THE days have been when there was a prejudice against attempting to introduce into our armies a regular System of Bayonet Exercise. The Bayonet Exercise has been used for many years in almost all the armies of the. which the Manual and Platoon tend to fetter & stiffen rather than otherwise.
Archival Box Collection - National Park Service PDF Page Image Facsimile, prepared by from an orinal copy. Report of Operations by 1st Division Before Yorktown, VA, April 1862- Fitz. G. B. McClellan, Manual of Bayonet Exercise Prepared for use of the Army of the.
History of 19th Illinois Regiment - The Illinois Civil War Project They do not object to teaching the lancer the use of his lance, or the swordsman to handle his sword skilfully: but they determine that the bayoneteer must not learn to attack his enemy, or to defend himself, with his bayonet. The regiment went through manual of arms, loading, firing, and bayonet exercise. in the rear of Buell's army, arriving at Nashville on the 4th of March, 1862.
Previously Sold Items — Horse Soldier The objections urged by them against Bayonet Practice arethat the men should be taught to depend solely upon the charge, when they have nothing to do but to keep together in line,that the real old English system is to thrust at the enemy without any other consideration but to run him through the body,and that the soldier that is induced to rely upon his individual strength or s would be more likely to leave the ranks, thus throwing them into disorder. MANUAL OF BAYONET EXERCISE. By George B. McClellan. Published by J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1862. 118. w/24 exercise plates. In brown.
Headquarters U. S. Army Corps of Engineers About History. It is certainly a novel thing in the history of arms, to put a weapon into a mans hand, and, proscribing its efficient use on account of its possible , to leave him in norance of what can be done with it. He also published a translation of a French manual on bayonet exercises, wrote. albeit a qualified one was at Antietam, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in 1862.
Society of American Bayonet Collectors Bayonet References A non-military reader would scarcely believe it, if told, that after teaching our soldiers only to fix and to unfix their bayonetsand to charge in one position, we leave them to direct or misdirect their weapons as they please, whereas all the military nations of Europe have authorised in their armies regular systems of attack and defence. Angelo, Henry 1860 Bayonet Exercise. McClellan, George B. 1862 Manual of Bayonet Excercise Prepared for the use of the Army of the Uniyted States.