War Infantry Drill and Tactics
site provides a small collection of drill manuals that when used together
cover the drill requirements for 21st Michigan reenactors.
1855 - Governor Austin Blair, of Michigan required Michigan troops
to use this manual for their training. However, this manual was written
for soldiers armed with two band muskets.
1862 - A modification of the 1855 version written for Confederate use.
Includes modifications for use of the three band Civil War era musket.
1861 Pamphlet - Provides specific instruction for Camp, Garrison, and
Guard Duty with Manual of Arms modifications for Michigan Troops. Provides
instructions to clarify Hardee's 1855 and Manual of Arms modifications
required for three band musket use.
The layout and index for each manual has been modified from the original
to facilitate reenactor training. If interest, you can find many Internet
sites that attempt to reproduce these manuals in their original layout/form.
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