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Bagration181217 Dec 2007 6:44 p.m. PST

Steve Smith had the grand notion of starting a thread listing various nation's drill manuals that are available online.

Here is a start:

Rules and regulations for the formations, field-exercise, and movements, of … 1795 British Drill Regs

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member17 Dec 2007 7:46 p.m. PST

Dienst-reglement fuer die k. k. infanterie. 1806-1807:

Part 1 (1807):
link

Part 2 (1806)
link

Reglement vor die Knigl. Preussische Infanterie, … 1750:

link


Dienst-reglement fuer saemtliche Chur-braunschweig-Luneburgische Truppen. 1787:

link

Ordonnance du roi, portant reglement sur le service de l'Infanferie en campagne. 1753:

link

Instruction pour les revues d'inspection rgionale des troupes d'infanterie et de cavalerie de la Rpublique. Du 12 brumaire an VII:

link

Rglement concernant l'exercice et les manoeuvres de l'infanterie : du 1er aot 1791:


link

Oliver Schmidt18 Dec 2007 12:22 a.m. PST

A complete transcription of the Exerzir-Reglement fr die Infanterie der Kniglich Preuischen Armee. (Berlin 1812):

link

and an English translation of its 4th and 5th part:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member18 Dec 2007 7:27 a.m. PST

Two nice works containing much material on Prussina regulations and practice:

"Urkundliche Beitrge …", Hefte 6-10 – including Jany's "Der Preusische Kavaleriedienst vor 1806." Berlin: 1904. Starting on page 6:
link

"Urkundliche Beitrge …", Hefte 1- 5 – including Jany's "Die Gefechtsausbildung der Preusische Infanterie von 1806." Berlin: 1901-. Go to "section 16" – Heft 5:

link

Another one of the numerous English regulations on-line:

Instructions for the Drill, and the Methods of Performing the Eighteen Manoeuvres by John Russell. 1804, Printed by C. Roworth, and for T. Egerton. 255 pages:
link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member18 Dec 2007 7:41 a.m. PST

De l'usage de l'artillerie nouvelle dans la guerre de campagne : connaissance ncessaire aux officiers destins commander toutes les armes / par le chevalier Du Teil,…:

link

Manuel du canonnier, ou Instruction gnrale sur toutes les bouches feu en usage dans l'artillerie / par M***,…:

link

Fragments de tactique ou Six mmoires… sur les chasseurs et sur la charge… sur la manoeuvre de l'infanterie… sur la colonne… sur les marches… sur les ordres de bataille… sur l'"Essai gnral de tactique"…:

Vol 1:
link

Vol 2:
link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member18 Dec 2007 8:00 a.m. PST

The bibliography mentioned by Tom:

A Bibliography of French Military Manuals and Instructions Concerning the Napoleonic Period:

link


From the same NSF Web site:


An English translation of the Rglement concernant l'exercice et les manoeuvres de l'infanterie : du 1er aot 1791:

link

Graf Bretlach Inactive Member18 Dec 2007 1:25 p.m. PST

HoHo An English translation!

thanks for the other link I had forgotten about that one.

Grizwald Inactive Member18 Dec 2007 1:51 p.m. PST

RULES AND REGULATIONS
FOR THE
MANUAL and PLATOON EXERCISES,
FORMATIONS, FIELD-EXERCISE,
AND
MOVEMENTS
OF
HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES.
FOR THE USE OF THE
NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF THE
BRITISH ARMY.
------------------------
PARTS I. II. AND ABSTRACT, PART III.
------------------------
WAR OFFICE, PRINTED
AND SOLD BY
T. EGERTON, AT THE MILITARY LIBRARY, WHITEHALL.
------------------------
1816

PDF link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member18 Dec 2007 2:40 p.m. PST

L'artillerie raisonns, contenant la description & l'usage des diffrentes … by Guillaume Leblond. 1761 579 pages:

link

lements de fortification, contenant la construction raisonnge des ouvrages … by Guillaume Le Blond. 1775. 391 pages:

link

Trait de la dfense des places: Avec … un dictionnaire des termes de l … by Guillaume Leblond, Charles Antoine Jombert and Sbastien Le Prestre de Vauban. 1783. 153 pages:

link

Versuch ber die Lagerkunst… by Guillaume Le Blond. 1767. 197 pages:

link

Spanish artillery manual translated into German!:
Lehrbuch der Artilleriewissenschaft: Aus dem Spanischen des D. Thomas de Morla … by Toms de Morla; Translated by Johann Gottfried Hoyer. 3 vols. 1795-1797:

Part 1.1:
link

Part 1.2: Not yet on Google

Part 2:
link

A practical guide for the light infantry officer by Thomas Henry Cooper. 1806:

link

Bagration181220 Dec 2007 4:49 a.m. PST

The Trooper's Manual: Or, Tactics for Light Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen

link

Achievements of Cavalry
By Evelyn Wood

link

Instructions and Regulations for the Formations and Movements of the Cavalry…

link

A Treatise Upon the Duties of Light Troops
By Ehwald

link

A Hand Book for Infantry: Containing the First Principles of Military …
By William Duane

link

Abstract of Infantry Tactics: Including Exercises and Manuvres of Light Troops and Rifelmen
By the US War Department

link

Elements of Tacticks, and Introduction to Military Evolutions for the…A translation of F.C. von Saldern's Taktik der infanterie, or his Taktische grundstse.
By Friedrich Christoph
von Saldern, Isaac
Landmann

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member18 Jan 2008 12:31 p.m. PST

Das Oesterreichische Militaer betreffende Schriften. 1794-1796. 6 vols:
Full Contents: 1. Bd. Generalreglement, oder Verhaltungen fuer die kayserl. koenigliche Generalitaet.--2. Bd. Dienst- und Exercierreglement fuer die saemmtliche kayserl. koenigliche Infanterie.--3. Bd. Stand- und Verpflegs-Regulament der ganzen k. k. Armee.--4. Bd. Kriegsgesetzte, oder Verhaltungen fuer die saemmtliche kayserl. koenigliche Armee.--5. Bd. Allerneuestes Exercir-Reglement fuer die gesammte kaiserl. koenigle. Kavallerie.--6. Bd. Neustes Reglement fuer die saemmtliche kaiserlich koenigliche Kavallerie.

Available on-line for download:

1. Bd. Generalreglement, oder Verhaltungen fuer die kayserl. koenigliche Generalitaet (1794):

link


2. Bd. Dienst- und Exercierreglement fuer die saemmtliche kayserl. koenigliche Infanterie.(1794):

link


6. Bd. Neustes Reglement fuer die saemmtliche kaiserlich koenigliche Kavallerie (1796):

link

von Winterfeldt18 Jan 2008 1:11 p.m. PST

Wow – grreat –
Many thanks to all, happy reading as well

Steven H Smith Inactive Member30 Jan 2008 2:27 a.m. PST

Handbook fr Officiere, in den anwendbaren Theilen der
Krieges-Wissenschaften by Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst. 3 parts. 1787-1790:

Vol 1 (1787) – Artillerie:
link

Vol 2 (1788):
link

Vol 3 (1790):
link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member30 Jan 2008 10:41 a.m. PST

Vorlesungen ber die Taktik der Reuterey, von einem Obersten der Reuterey by Friedrich Wilhelm Bismark. 1818. 235 pages:
link

English translations:

Lectures on the tactics of cavalry: and Elements of manuvre for a cavalry … by Friedrich Wilhelm Bismark. 1827:

link

also

On the Uses and Application of Cavalry in War: … by Friedrich Wilhelm Bismark translated by North Ludlow Beamish. 1855. 456 pages:

link


Some related materials:

Ideen-taktik der Reuterei by Friedrich Wilhelm Bismark. 1829. 508 pages:

link

Aufzeichnungen des Generallieutenants Friedrich Wilhelm, Grafen von Bismark by Friedrich Wilhelm Bismark. 1847. 368 pages:

link

Bagration181226 Apr 2008 7:15 p.m. PST

Here are some period regs for the Americans:

19thus.com/manuals.html

It includes infantry, cavalry and artillery.

Bagration181227 Feb 2009 11:21 a.m. PST

Bumped up to make current given the discussions ongoing now.

Bagration181229 Jul 2009 6:15 a.m. PST

The Spanish manuals. Big thanks to Steve Smith for posting these on the Napoleon Series.

1768. Ordenanzas de s. M. Para el regimen, disciplina, subordinacion, y servicio … Vol 1:
link

1768. Ordenanzas de s. M. Para el regimen, disciplina, subordinacion, y servicio … Vol 2:
link

1768. Ordenanzas de s. M. Para el regimen, disciplina, subordinacion, y servicio … Vol 3:
link

1802. Ordenanza dividida en catorce reglamentos que s. M. Manda observar en el real cuerpo de artillera para sus diferentes Ramos de tropa, cuenta y razn, y fbricas:
link

1804. Alfars. Tarifas de todos los haberes de un regimiento infanteria de linea, con el aumento de los que tienen variacion en la infanteria ligera, segun el reglamento de 7 de octubre de 1802:
link

1804. Instruccin destinada a las tropas ligeras de Infantera y Caballera, y para los oficiales que sirven en los puestos avanzados – Recopilada de la que Federico II dio a sus oficiales de Caballera:
link

1806. Recopilacion de penas militares segun Ordenanza; y reales Ordenes hasta Noviembre de 1806 con las obligaciones del Soldado Cabo y Sargento de Infanteria Caballeria y Dragones:
link

1808. Reglamento para el exercicio y maniobras de la infantera:
link

1808. Vacca. Memoria sobre las evolucines de la infanteria que escribrio en Francis y traducida ultimamente al castellano:
link
link

1808. Prontuario en que se han reunido las obligaciones de las tres clases de soldado, cabo y sargento: para la pronta y metdica instruccion de los principiantes de infatera:
link

1810. Ordenanzas de S.M. Para el regimen, gobierno, servicio y disciplina de los regimentos de guardias de Infanteria Espaola:
link

1812. Reglamento para el exercicio y maniobras de la infantera:
link

1814. Tratado de tactica para la infanteria ligera:
link

1815. Reglamento para el exercicio y maniobras de la Infantera:
link

1815. Ordenanzas de s. M. Para el regimen, disciplina, subordinacion y servicio de sus exercitos. Vol 1:
link

1816. Morla. Tratado de Artilleria. Vol 1:
link

1816. Morla. Tratado de Artilleria. Vol 2:
link

1816. Morla. Tratado de Artilleria. Vol 3:
link

1825. Reglamento para el ejercicio y maniobras de la Caballeria:
link

1825. Reglamento que prefija el mtodo que deben observar los Regimientos de la caballera para la completa uniformidad de su gobierno interior y econmico:
link

Bagration181229 Jul 2009 6:17 a.m. PST

Adye's 'The Bombardier and Pocket Gunner' this is the 1827 edition.

link

Bagration181229 Jul 2009 6:21 a.m. PST

For the Kaiserlichs:

Again, thanks to Steve Smith.

Handbuch fr k. k.sterreichische Artillerie-Offiziere by Joseph von Smola, Karl von Smola. 2nd edition. Published by Beck, 1839. 626 pages:

link

Taschenbuch fr k. k. sterreichische Artillerie-Officiere by Joseph von Smola, Karl von Smola. 2 vols. Published by A. Strauss, 1831:

Vol 1:
link

Vol 2:
link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member02 Oct 2009 5:43 p.m. PST

Two more of possible interest:

Feldfortifikation aus theoretischen und praktischen Grnden hergeleitet, oder ausfhrliche und deutliche Anweisung, wie man Feldverschanzungen zweckmig anordnen und einrichten kann by August Friedrich Ludwig Karl von Reiche. Published by Schimmelpfennig, 1804, in Halle:

link

Versuch einer Encyclopdie der fr den Infanterieoffizier vorzglichst nthigen militairischen Wissenschaften by Wilhelm Ernst August von Schlieben. Published by Barth, 1809, in Leipzig:

Vol 1 & 2:
link

Ralpher Inactive Member02 Oct 2009 11:33 p.m. PST

To bridge the two, Schlieben also wrote:

Das Unentbehrlichste der Feldbefestigungskunst
Wilhelm Ernst August von Schlieben
1806

link

Ralpher Inactive Member03 Oct 2009 8:34 a.m. PST

Then there are the two editions by August Friedrich Ludwig Karl von Reiche of:

1st Edition of 1805
link

2nd Edition of 1820
link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member07 Oct 2009 10:13 a.m. PST

Rglemens relatifs a l'organisation, le rgime, l'administration et la comptabilit des dpots du train des quipages militaires. Paris: Chez Magimel, Libraire pour l'Art Militaire, rue de Thionville, n. 9, 1808.

PDF link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member16 Oct 2009 11:27 a.m. PST

Der kleine Krieg im Geiste der neueren Kriegfhrung: Oder: Abhandlung ber die Verwendung und den Gebrauch aller drei Waffen im kleinen Kriege. Erlutert durch acht Kupfertafeln …, 3rd edition (1st edition 1822?), by Karl von Decker. Published by E. S. Mittler, 1828. 302 pages:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member30 Oct 2009 11:48 a.m. PST

Some Russian manuals (more to come later):

Cavalry:

 . .: , 1797:
Voinskii ustav o polevoi Gusarskoi sluzhbe 1797:
PDF link

Устав коннаго полка. 1797:
Ystav konnogo polka 1797:
PDF link


Infantry:

. 1797:
Ego Imperatorskogo Velichestva voinskii ustav o Polevoi pekhotnoi sluzhbe c planami 1797:
link


1811:
Voinskii ustav o pekhotnoi sluzhbe 1811:
PDF link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member04 Nov 2009 6:59 a.m. PST

Deroy's Instructions for the Bavarian army can be found on pp 112ff of: Heilmann. Leben des Grafen Bernhard Erasmus v. Deroy – k. b. Generals der Infanterie:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member07 Nov 2009 6:28 a.m. PST

Auszug aus dem Exercier Reglement fr die K.K. Infanterie vom Jahr 1807. 1807:

link


Dienst-reglement fr die K. K. Cavallerie. 1807. Vol. 1:

link


Reglement op de exercitin en manoeuvres van de infanterij: voor de arme van Zijne Majesteit den koning der Nederlanden. 1815. Volume 1.:

link


Reglement fr die eigenssischen Truppen, ber die innern Einrichtungen, die Disziplin und die Dienst-Ordnung fr jeden Grad. 1805:

link


Entwurf eines Exercier-Reglements fr die eidgenssische Infanterie. 1808:

link


Exerzier Reglement fr die Eidgenssische Artillerie. 1818:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member08 Nov 2009 4:23 p.m. PST

Rules and regulations for the manual and platoon exercises, formations, field-exercise, and movements, of his majesty's forces (1807):

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member09 Nov 2009 5:02 a.m. PST

The artillerist: comprising the drill without arms, and exercises and movements of the light and horse artillery: together with a sword exercise for the light artillery: also, rules for the formation of companies and regiments by Pierce Darrow. 2nd edition. Published by Oliver D. Cooke, 1821. 156 pages:

link

Also:

National Militia Standard: Embraing Scott's Militia Tactics, Or the Duty of Infantry, Light Infantry, and Riflemen. Also the Drill Exercise and Manoeuvres of the Light and Horse Artillery; Together with the Modern Mode of Discipline and Sword Exercise for the Cavalry. Illustrated by 40 Copper-plate Engravings … Prepared in Conformity to Gen. Scott's System, Pierce Darrow.
Published by O. D. Cooke, 1822. 284 pages:

link

The guide to camp and garrison duties, regulations, &c., compiled and arranged for a regiment of artillery or infantry by Augustine Kimball. Published by G.F. Nesbitt, 1816:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member07 Jan 2010 3:39 p.m. PST

Chabot. Rflexions critiques sur les differens systmes de tactique de Folard, except celui de sa colonne (1756):

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member08 Jan 2010 6:28 p.m. PST

Okunev. Examen raisonn des proprits des trois armes, l'infanterie, la cavalerie et l'artillerie, de leur emploi dans les batailles, et de leur rapport entre elles:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member17 Jan 2010 3:23 p.m. PST

Lallemand. A treatise on artillery. Vol 2. 1820:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member27 Jan 2010 4:20 p.m. PST

See:

link

and

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member29 Jan 2010 8:49 a.m. PST

From Marc Moerman on the Napoleon Series Forum:

Recueil des lois, dcrets, ordonnances, arrts et circulaires … pour le service des tats-majors des places. 1813:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member11 Feb 2010 1:40 p.m. PST

The bombardier, and pocket gunner by Ralph Willett Adye (1770 (Philadelphia) – 22.x.1804 (Gibralter)):

1802 edition:

link

1804 edition:

link

summerfield11 Feb 2010 2:18 p.m. PST

Adye (1802) published in UK is the same as the pirated Adye (1804). See the explanation in Adye and Eliot (1813 rp 2010) Bombardier and Pocket Gunner, Ken Trotman Publishing.

Adye (1802) is excellent for the AWI to 1799. Much of the information is mid 18th century from various manuals.

Stephen

Steven H Smith Inactive Member11 Feb 2010 4:20 p.m. PST

Another quivering arrow for the bow! <;^}

Steven H Smith Inactive Member16 Feb 2010 5:26 p.m. PST

Hoyt. Practical instructions for military officers: comprehending a concise system of military geometry, field fortification and tactics of riflemen and light infantry . Also the scheme for forming a corps of a partisan, and carrying on the petite guerre … to which is annexed, a new military …. 1811:

link


Tousard. American artillerist's companion: or Elements of artillery. 2 vols. 1809:

Vol 1:
link

Vol 2:
link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member18 Mar 2010 5:54 p.m. PST

Extrait du rglement provisoire pour le service des troupes en campagne. 1809:

link

Thanks, Chuey!

Steven H Smith Inactive Member14 Apr 2010 9:56 p.m. PST

Instruction sur le service de l'artillerie … by Jean Baptiste Hulot & Bigot. 1813:

link


This volume has several small tomes combined together.

Steven H Smith Inactive Member30 Apr 2010 7:35 a.m. PST

Thorie de l'officier suprieur by J. P. A Leorier. Published by Leblanc in Paris, 1820. 367 pages:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member12 Jun 2010 8:19 p.m. PST

Beytrge zum practischen Unterricht im Felde fr die Officiere der sterreichischen Armee. 9 vols. Wien: Aus der k. k. Hof- und Staats-Druckerey, 1806-1816:

Vol 1:
link

Vol 2:
link

Vol 3:
link

Vol 4:
link

Vol 5:
link

Vol 6:
link

Vol 7:
link

Vol 8:
link

Vol 9:
Not yet available

Vols 1-5 were, in toto, written by Charles. The others, only in part.

Reprinted in 1825?

Steven H Smith Inactive Member14 Jun 2010 7:57 p.m. PST

These are now available:

Das Oesterreichische Militaer betreffende Schriften. 1794-1796. 6 vols:
Full Contents: 1. Bd. Generalreglement, oder Verhaltungen fuer die kayserl. koenigliche Generalitaet.--2. Bd. Dienst- und Exercierreglement fuer die saemmtliche kayserl. koenigliche Infanterie.--3. Bd. Stand- und Verpflegs-Regulament der ganzen k. k. Armee.--4. Bd. Kriegsgesetzte, oder Verhaltungen fuer die saemmtliche kayserl. koenigliche Armee.--5. Bd. Allerneuestes Exercir-Reglement fuer die gesammte kaiserl. koenigle. Kavallerie.--6. Bd. Neustes Reglement fuer die saemmtliche kaiserlich koenigliche Kavallerie:

Vol 1 (1794):
link

Vol 2 (1794):
link

Vol 3 (1794):
link

Vol 4 (1794):
link

Vol 5 (1796):
link

Vol 6 (1796):
link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member15 Jun 2010 10:51 a.m. PST

Tronson du Coudray, Charles. L'artillerie nouvelle depuis 1765 ou examen des changements faits dans l'artillerie 1772. 288 pages:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member18 Jun 2010 3:25 p.m. PST

Drieu, Alexandre-Frdric. Le guide du pontonnier: mmoire sur les ponts militaires …. Paris: F.-G. Levrault, 1820. 279 pages:

link

German edition:

Leitfaden fr den Pontonnier Stuttgart & Tubingen: Cotta, 1826:

link


Lenz, Eduard. ber technische Truppen mit besonderer Beziehung auf die in Oesterreich und Preuen angenommenen Systeme, dann ber die Art ihrer Ausbildung: Mit drey Tabellen. Mnchen: Druck und Verlag von Ign. Jos. Lentner, 1827:

link

Douglas, Howard, Sir, 1776-1861. An Essay on the Principles and Construction of Military Bridges and the Passage of Rivers in Military Operations. 1816:

Author bio:

link

French translation (1824):

link

German translation of the Frence edition (1828):

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member21 Jun 2010 9:06 a.m. PST

From our colleague Ralpher:

Charles James, The Regimental Companion containing the pay, allowances and relative duties of every officer in the British Service, published 1811:

Vol. 1:

link

Vol. 2:

link

Vol. 3:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member24 Jun 2010 9:58 a.m. PST

La Martillilere. Reflexions sur la fabrication en gnral des bouches la feu. 2nd ed. 1796:

link

Steven H Smith Inactive Member15 Jul 2010 7:27 p.m. PST

"Rglement pour l'arme de Dumouriez (1792)", Carnet de la
sabretache, Vol. 7 (1899), pp 57-63:

link

NedZed Inactive Member31 Jul 2010 10:43 a.m. PST

The American Military Library
or
Compendium of the Modern Tactics, etc
by William Duane, Philadephia 1809.

link

Covers a broad variety of subjects, including "an entire translation of Thiebault's treatise, the only work published before on the subject…"; this is Thiebault's Staff Manual. It also appears to contain an English translation of the French Rules and Regulations, as well as excerpts of the Military experiments carried out in 1802 and 1805 in England, author Lt John Russell, (which are completely available in paperback book form from The Naval & Military Press).

However, it is hard to tell where Duane's own comments and opinions begin and where he is just reproducing or editing the works of others. Duane states he was using the best military thinking of the time in the Compendium, but in most cases gives no source for what he includes. Read with care, but it may have some gems.

- Ned Zuparko

10th Marines Inactive Member01 Aug 2010 10:43 a.m. PST

Thiebault's 1800 staff manual is produced in its entirety on pages 227-320 of this work. I checked it last night against my own copy of the English translation of the manual in 1801. It differs a bit in the titles of the different sections as well as in the numbering of those sections, but it is all there.

Sincerely,
K

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