The Soldier Volume 7

The Soldier Volume 7

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...he has overdrawn--that is, it is charged against his pay and deducted by the paymaster when he is next paid. If, on the contrary, there is a balance due him, it is placed to his credit, and at the expiration of his term of service is paid him in his final settlement with the Government. In quarters, and as far as possible in the field, the daily meat ration of The total allowance of clothing for a private in the army for his first enlistment of three years is: One overcoat, two uniform dress coats, three woollen blouses, three canvas fatigue blouses, seven pairs uniform trousers, seven pairs kersey trousers, three pairs canvas fatigue trousers, three pairs overalls, seven dark blue woollen shirts, nine undershirts, nine pairs drawers, thirtysix linen collars, twelve pairs cotton and twelve pairs woollen socks, nine pairs shoes for the infantry and two pairs boots and five pairs shoes for the cavalry, four fatigue caps, three campaign hats, two helmets, two pairs woollen blankets, twenty-four pairs white gloves, three pairs suspenders. In addition to the above, the cavalry have furnished them two pairs leather gauntlets and two stable frocks. the soldier consists of a pound and a quarter of fresh beef or mutton, or three quarters of a pound of fresh pork or bacon, or one pound and six ounces of salt beef. When it is possible to furnish fish, the daily ration is fourteen ounces of dried fish, or eighteen ounces of pickled or fresh fish. The bread ration is one pound and two ounces of soft bread or one pound of hard bread (hard biscuit), or in lieu thereof one pound and two ounces of flour, or one pound and four ounces of cornmeal. For vegetables, there is an ample allowance of beans or dried peas, or rice or hominy, or fresh potatoes or...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569032
  • 9781236569035