1812 Artillery Drill - for a light piece of 3-6 pds.
The crew is numbered and positioned as follows
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The jobs of 3 and 5 may be combined for a crew of five. Stoddards manual has Number 6 both handle the powder charge and handle the fire seconds apart, which seems to be an obvious safety concern; therefore 6 shall tend the linstock only, and 4 shall tend the box, handle the charge and assist with the handspike to aim the piece when necessary.
1 - sponge, rammer, bricole (short drag line)
2- worm, bricole
5- (Gunner) Gunner's belt, thumbstall
6- (Gunner of the Left) Linstock
On gun; bucket, 3 handspikes, axe, implements
Parade! - Men to station, officer draws sword.
To- Action! -
2 Tampion out and lashed. 1 sponge at ready, horizontal, left foot out, head to left.
3 Unhook and place bucket
6 Light linstock
1 Spunge, 2 prepares to recieve charge, 3 prepares to advance charge
Handle - Cartridge!
3 hands to 2, top towards him.
2 enters cartridge, 1 rams with two strokes
3 (or 5) pricks & primes
5 Directs, 3 and 4 swivel using the handspikes, if necessary.
Advance & Retreat
Forward! Shorten -Bricoles!