Thursday, 23 September 2010
Skirmishers' drill and bayonet exercise: (as now used in the French army )
Looking for evidence of gutta percha bayonets I came across this book in full on Google. Published in Virginia in 1861 it also would be of interest to Civil War enthusiasts.
NB Gutta percha is a form of natural rubber introduced to the west in 1843
Book is by Richard Milton Cary (Cary, Richard Milton, born 1835; Lawyer in Richmond; Captain of prewar militia) biog here
Also on the same subject is
By John Cunningham Kelton 1862