|Author:||La Fontaine, sieur de.|
|Title:||The military duties of the officers of cavalry containing the way of exercising the horse according to the practice of this present time : the motions of horse, the function of the several officers, from the chief captain to the brigadeer / written originally in French by the Sieur de la Fontaine, ingineer in ordinary to the most Christain king and translated for the use of those who are desirous to be informed of the art of war as it is practised in France, by A.L.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The military duties of the officers of cavalry containing the way of exercising the horse according to the practice of this present time : the motions of horse, the function of the several officers, from the chief captain to the brigadeer / written originally in French by the Sieur de la Fontaine, ingineer in ordinary to the most Christain king and translated for the use of those who are desirous to be informed of the art of war as it is practised in France, by A.L.
La Fontaine, sieur de., Lovell, Archibald.
London: Printed for Robert Harford ..., 1678.
Translated by Archibold Lovell--NUC pre-1956 imprints.
Facing t.p.: Licensed, March 7, 1677/78. R. L'Estrange.
Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library.
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
To the Right Honourable James Earl of Northampton, Baron Compton of Compton, Constable of the Tower of London, and one of his Majesties most Ho∣nourable Privy-Council.
THE Military Duties OF The Officers of HORSE.
CHAP. I. The Division of the Troops of HORSE.
The Officers of the Gend'armes
The Officers of the Light-horse of Ordinance
The particular Officers
Of the Exercise of Horse.
How a Squadron is to be formed.
To close the Files.
To close the Ranks.
To double the Ranks.
To reduce them again, the Com∣mand must be given.
How Conversion is to be performed.
Of wheeling by Caracol.
Of the volte-face, or facing about.
The words of Command.
Words of Command.
The words of Command for wheel∣ing by Caracol.
The word of Command.
To reduce them again.
To Command the Volte-face, or to face about.
The words of Command.
To draw up in Haye.
To reduce them again.
How Horse are to fire.
How to fight in a retreat.
How to make Horse file off.
CHAP. II. How Horse are to fight against Horse.
How Horse are to fight against Foot.
How Foot are to fight against Foot.
How Squadrons are to be detached and formed at the same time.
How Squadrons are to be formed.
A Regulation made by the late King Lewis XIII. concerning the dis∣putes that arose among the Officers of the Army in the year 1635.
How Foot are to Fight against Horse.
CHAP. III. Of the duties of the Officers of Horse; and in the first place of the Captain.
Of the principal duties of a Lieutenant.
Of a March.
Of the Guard of a Camp.
Of the duties of the Cornet.
Of the Quarter-Master.
Of the duty of Brigadeers.
CHAP. IV. Of the Guard of a Camp, or Quarter.
Cautions that are to be taken in force∣ing of a Quarter.
Of the duties of the Horse in a frontier place.
Of the duty of a Captain being in Ga∣rison in a Frontier Town, during the Campagn.
CHAP. V. Of the charge of a Serjeant Major.
CHAP. VI. Of the March of an Army.
Of a Council of War.
Of cautions to be taken before an Army be drawn into the Field.
Of the march of an Army in a close and covered Country.
How an Army made up of Horse and Foot, is to be Encamped.
Of the continuance of a Siege.
Of the ravage that is made about pla∣ces which are intended to be Be∣sieged.
Of the Encamping of the Horse.
Of the way of making the Lines of Circumvallation and Contravalla∣tion.
How the Attacks and Trenches are to be determined, and ordered.
Of the carrying on of Trenches.