After the Revolutionary War the standing army was viewed as a threat to liberty and was essentially disbanded. Instead, Congress ordered all free white males between the ages of eighteen and forty-five to enroll in militias organized by local authorities and controlled by the state governors. The men had to provide their own weapons and equipment. Generally there was no experienced leadership and discipline and instruction were lacking...

Figure 39.
A Militia Muster

Figure 40.
Light Infantry Company

Figure 41.
Winchester’s Quick Step

Figure 42.
Lawrence Quick Step

Figure 43.
Grey’s Quick Step

Figures 44.
Boston Cornet Band

Figure 45.
Saxonia Quick Step

 

 

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