An instructional manual, designed by its author for instructing raw levees of militia men in the arts of early 19th century soldiering. Aimed at ‘foot lancers’ ie. troops who can fight on foot as well as horseback, the manual gives instructions on maintianing general health and well-being, and issues of morale and morality -such as the treatment of prisoners – as well as the rudiments of orthodox military tactics such as : how to defend a village; how to make ball cartridges etc. Illustrated with coloured diagrams.
DEFENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE
Instruction manual designed for training raw recruits from ‘the people’ in the arts of early 19th century soldiering ( 1832). GIves advice on morale as well as orthodox military tactics.