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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

18th Century Colonial Militia Laws of Virginia



18th Century Colonial Militia Laws of Virginia 
…Every horse-man shall be furnished with a serviceable horse, a good saddle,… carbine or fusee, and bucket, holsters, a case of pistols, cutting sword or cutlass, double cartouch box, and six charges of powder…And every footman [as opposed to horse-man] shall be furnished with a firelock, musket, or fuzee, well fixed [in good order], a bayonet fitted to same, or a cutting sword or cutlass, a cartouch-box, and three cartridges of powder; and appear with the same at the time and place appointed for muster and exercise, as foresaid; and shall also keep at his house, one pound of powder, and four pounds of ball; and bring the same into the field, when he shall be required….
November 1738.


1 comment:

byGeorge said...

This makes me wonder just who and what-all they were up against; sounds like it was a wild and wooly world back when.