Written in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars in 1842, this is a full and complete manual of light infantry tactics by a former officer of the King’s Royal Rifles. As such, it draws on the lessons taught by such recent events as the Waterloo campaign. The author has taken advantage of peacetime conditions to consult his brother officers in both the Prussian and French armies to distill the essence of infantry battlefield tactics. he covers in depth such manoevres as scouting skirmishing, infantry co-operation with cavalry, forming and maintain squares, patrolling, pursuing a retreating enemy, forming rear guards to cover retreats, attacking and defending bridges and villages. This is a book that will interest anyone concerned with Napoleonic warfare and the development of military tactics in the years before the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian wars.
TREATISE ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF LIGHT TROOPS ON ACTUAL SERVICE ,1843
A full manual of infantry tactics written by a former serving officer in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars (1842).