This inexpensive facsimile reproduces the extremely rare 1794 edition of steuben s drill manual, published in boston by i. Revolutionary war drill manual wikisource, the free online. He was in charge of training the troops in 1778 during the period of the. The valley forge national historical park is the site of a revolutionary war encampment, northwest of philadelphia, in pennsylvania. His revolutionary war drill manual or regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the united states commonly called the blue book established. Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the united. This is the drill book america used before the blue book. Steuben arrived in camp in february 1778 to train the army, he immediately recognized. Elements of military arrangements cited by 1st virginia in its sop. In those days, many people would travel over the world fighting for anyone who needed them. The prussian nobleman who helped save the american revolution. The officers and noncommissioned officers of each regiment, are to be perfectly acquainted with the manual exercise, marchings and firings, that they may be able to instruct their soldiers when necessary.
The title of the manual was regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the united states. He spent most of his life from birth to age ten with his father, a military man, stationed in russia. He served as inspector general and a major general of the continental army during the american revolutionary war. Army for being the first drill guide for american land troops. It is a manual on military arms as conducted during and around whilst this is doing, the adjutant divides the guard into eight platoons, leaving proper intervals between the platoons for the officers who are to command them. In addition to being a real treat for military history buffs, the book. His book, entitled regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the united states would become the standard u. A facsimile reprint of the 1794 edition dover military history, weapons, armor frederick william baron. An account of a 19th century visit to america by his german relatives. His drill manuals the original blue books were written in a military life. Infantry, military law, handbooks, manuals, regulations, drill and tactics, united states. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
The following manual was brought to my attention courtesy of outpost of freedom. German officer who, during the revolutionary war, which soon became the blue book for the entire army and served as. Commonly known as the armys blue book, this basic manual of military training and procedures remained the official u. Invaluable reference for historians, military buffs details drill and field service regulations. Revolutionary war drill manual wikisource, the free online library. Revolutionary war drill manual wikisource, the free. The revolutionary war hero who was openly gay history.634 419 240 1589 96 55 1221 724 934 819 1405 228 1595 1369 1114 641 345 1214 1045 915 728 1339 1120 1019 1484 600 512 1272 1628 1604 1551 405 219 600 620 1405 220 955 436 888 283 588 446