A discourse of military discipline devided into three boockes, declaringe the partes and sufficiencie ordained in a private souldier, and in each officer; servinge in the infantery, till the election and office of the captaine generall; and the laste booke treatinge of fire-wourckes of rare executiones by sea and lande, as alsoe of firtifasions [sic]. Composed by Captaine Gerat Barry Irish.
Barry, Gerat.
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TO lche is to say the measuringe of the grounde required for to lodge a com foote and 8. foote for the streete betwext every 2. feiles and plasinge the doores fronte of his company, vvhiche is 24. foote broade, and the deepnes he shall beste ••r persones as do provide the company vvithe victualles, and other ne∣cessaries, of some souldiores. The lodginge of the Master de Campe in the rergar∣de of his oote broade and 15. foote deepe or in the flanke, and if it chance that the foote and 〈…〉

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Page  145O lodge acompany of Infantery in campain̄a, and the measuringe of the due distance, and place required and observed by the Romaine Castrametasio, whiche is to say the measuringe of the grounde required for to lodge a company of foote conteyninge 100. men, Is ordayned 2. feiles of barackes, and in eache feile 200. stepes deepe, and broade inthe fronte of eache feile 8. foote and 8. foote for the streete betwext every 2. feiles and plasinge oores of the barakes towardes the streete. The Captaines lodginge in the hed of his quarter in quadrangell maner, occupienge so muche grounde as the full fronte of his company, vvhiche is 24. foote broade, and the deepnes he 〈◊〉 beste thincke, and a distance of 10 or 20. foote betvvexte him and his company, and in the rergarde, and behinde all is to lodge the sutleres and suche other persones as do provide the company vvithe victualles, and other ne∣ries, vvhere also the soildores are to kooke theire vituales for feare of firinge the quarter as some times it happeneth troughe litle care feare, and discipline of some souldiores. The lodginge of the Master de Campe in the rergar∣his 〈◊〉 his quarter by the greate streete. The horse also if theire shoulde chance be any. Eache company is to be devided into tvvo feiles, alovvinge eache feile 12. foote broade and 15. foote deepe or in the flanke, and if it chance that the 〈◊〉 and horse do lodge in one place the Infantery are to be placed and ranked on bothe flankes or sides and the horse betvvext them. FRONTE OF THE QUARTER.

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BY the figure and plat above ordered for the encampinge of an army both of horse and foote, youe see the quantitie of grounde required for eache, with the due measuringe required both for foote and horse, with theire due pla∣ces and streetes. (And in the moste comodiouse place aboute the middiste of the grounde litle more or lesh, where youe meane to encampe the army, (marcke asquare plat of grounde of 60. or 70. paces square, for the go∣als pavilion and place.) And then shal by lined two straight streetes, which shall come to cross one another, righte againste the generals place, which are caled the principal streetes, and at the heade of every one shall be apoin a garde or watche towardes the enemy. And on the oute warde partes of all shal by apoincted gardes of horse, to by prevented againste the soddaine exploites and stratagemes of the enemy. And at every streetes ende a garde. alsoe other pasadges, and entries where the enemy are to by suspected are to by fortified and shutt as behoveth, and with vigilante watches for oure better securitie, and to by prevented againste sodaine exploites of the enemy, soe for the better repose and securitie of oures: So that all thinges by prudentlie prevented in due time, in as muche as military prudence, care, and vigilance requireth. Some houlde opinion that for many respect•• that the lod∣ges of the Captaines shoulde by plased in the rere of theire companies and the Alferishes in the fronte.

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