Congressional Serial Set Volume 2091

Congressional Serial Set Volume 2091

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...instruction in heavy artillery. The equipment of these batteries and the instruction of men detailed to work them was delegated to Colonel Dalton, assistant inspector-general; two co npauies of the first infantry regiment were selected for instruction. Considering the results obtained, great credit is due Colonel Dalton for the work he has performed; also to Captain Fesscuden, First Infantry, to whoso intelligence aud industry the success of the undertaking is greatly due. The officers and men of the companies detailed for heavy artillery are all interested in their work; they handle the mortars as well as could be wished; and their practice was excellent, throwing shells with great accuracy. I consider this the most important question to be considered by the government in connection with the militia of Massachusetts, and recommend that the officers interested be given all the help and encouragement possible. In case of war, companies instructed in the use aud care of heavy guns will be absolutely necessary to defend the coast of the State; the companies are already organized, and nil they need are the means of instruction. The government has all the necessary means within the Iwirders of the State, and all that is needed is an invitation from the War Department to occupy one of the several forts on the coast for one or two weeks each year. This, I believe, would be accepted, aud in a short time a number of companies would be instructed in heavy artillery, which companies could, in case of war, at once man the forts 011 the coast. I suggest, also, that an otter of one or two officers and a few non-commissioned officers lie made, for the first year, for purposes of instruction. RIFLE PRACTICE. There is a good range on the grounds owned by...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874978
  • 9781236874979