Military instructions for the cavallrie, or, Rules and directions for the service of horse collected out of divers forrein authours, ancient and modern, and rectified and supplied according to the present practice of the Low-Countrey warres.
Cruso, John, d. 1681.

CHAP. VIII. Of the Cornet.

THe Cornet of horse must be couragious. In absence of the Captain and Lieutenant he com∣mandeth the company. His place of march is in the front, before the first rank, yet behinde the Captain. In fight, the Cornet of lances used to march even with the Captain, upon his left hand; and charging with him, strove to break the standard upon his enemy; which being so bro∣ken and falling to the ground,a he was not to regard to get it up again (especially not to alight for it.) If he were to charge a flying enemy (whether horse or foot) he was also to assay to break his standard.

The Cornet of cuirassiers in march hath his place at the head of the company, and also present∣eth himself in the allarm-place; but in fight he is to be in the middle of the troop, leaving ⅔ parts of the souldiers behind him:b those before him must be of the best armed, and most couragious. He must also keep a list of the company, to send so many to the guard as the Captain or Lieute∣nant shall appoint. Once a day, at the Lord Generalls first passing by the troop, he is to do obey∣sance, by inclining the cornet towards the ground.