Top positive review
Good history, odd lettering, with a bonus.
on October 20, 2015
Not just the drill manual reproduced, but also with the engraved plates showing what was being instructed. Also has the Militia Act of 1792, which should be in any rational discussion of the Second Amendment these days (all able-bodied men, 18-45, are in the militia, must provide own weapon and equipage to certain specifications, and train with everyone else). It also gives basic knowledge of what the duties of most ranks and specialists are; hospitals, camps, marches are covered in a very basic sense for the part-time soldier. The only problem I have with the book is it's such an exact reproduction, it uses the uncrossed lowercase 'f' instead of 's', which takes a lot of not quite getting used to when reading. It also covers only infantry, as I would guess the average person would not have the funds to be cavalry and artillery is probably the regular army's field of expertise. Note: there was an advice book that I had long ago, for British army officers that I got from Jockey Hollow in NJ. The instructions given to all the ranks in this book certainly make clear what was being parodied in the other one (old school army humor). I wish I had both of them, but I gave away the other one for the exact reason that I have a problem with this one...the odd 's' symbol used.