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

A new manual of the bayonet for the army and militia of the United States

By John Cunningham Kelton 1862

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