Manual for the Patriotic Volunteer, Vol 2 - Forbes - 1855

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Manual for the Patriotic Volunteer, Vol 2 - Forbes - 1855

Postby admin » 11 Nov 2011 16:45

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=OjBF ... &q&f=false

This American manual, which covers a very diverse range of topics, shows techniques in the end plates for how to use a shotgun and knife in close combat against someone with a musket and bayonet! See image below.

This manual of 1857 is an abridgement of the 1855 two volume work and the part on hand-to-hand combat starts on p.72. It includes fantastic advice, such as how to fight one or more horsemen with a musket and bayonet:
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rQi8 ... &q&f=false
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