Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana for the Years and

Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana for the Years and

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...Colonel C. G. Conn, 6 companies, 147 ofiicers and men; making a total, including the field and stafi of each regiment, of 1,445 oflicers and men, the whole under the direct command of Brigadier General R. V. Kountz, Adjutant General of the State. The camp was situated in a grove immediately outside and east of the city limits. On either side of the open, directly in front of the grove, the troops were encamped, the infantry on one side and the artillery, with their guns carefully parked, on the other. The camp for the infantry was not laid out strictly according to regulations, although the tents were carefully put up and aligned. The ground and space selected was entirely too small for the number of troops assembled. Water was brought from the city in pipes, affording every facility for drinking and washing purposes. The drainage was not particularly good. The tents were all new, the men using the new pattern common tent and the officers the wall. Straw was furnished the men' to lie upon, as protection from the wet and damp ground. The cooking was done by company. The meals were served in tinware and eaten from tables under sheds erected for that purpose. Generally, company oflicers took their meals with their companies. _By reason of rain, the camp was not fairly established till the afternoon of the 21st, most of the troops in the meantime having been quartered in the city. On the morning of the 22d drills and other military exercises were at once instituted. Attention was given to the school of the soldier, company and battalion. Much interest by both oflicers and men was manifested, but, from the circumstances under which the camp was established, these duties were seriously hampered and interfered with. It was the first time...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236774043
  • 9781236774040