This is a manoeuvre and drill manual for the use of the Yeomanry and Volunteer cavalry throughout the UK. It begins with the organisation of the cavalry – two troops to a squadron; two, three or more squadrons to a regiment and two or more regiments to a line. It describes the various movements, such as passaging, dressing, wheeling, inclining, filing and so on. It defines how form close column and open column and many more seemingly complicated manoeuvres to meet all occasions. There are instructions on skirmishing, charging, attacking with squadrons successively, attacking to the front and flank. We have words of command, trumpet calls and the inspection or review of a regiment.
PRINTED FOR THE WAR OFFICE: A MANUAL FOR VOLUNTEER CORPS OF CAVALRY(1803)
A manoeuvre and drill manual for Yeomanry and Volunteer Cavalry regiments