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Sabastian Benavidez 10/29/19 11-A Hands – on – Project Colonial Musket Drill 1. What Musket was used in the American Revolution? The “Brown Bess” “muzzle loading smoothbore musket” was one of the most commonly used weapons in the American Revolution. Another commonly used weapon that was used in the American Revolution was the Charleville musket. 2. What weapons did the colonist/British army use? The type of weapons that the colonist/British army used included: `Colonist: “Brown Bess” The Charleville musket “Committee of Safety muskets” Long rifles Bayonets Cannons, i.e. “Muzzle loading cannons” Flintlock pistols Swords and knives British: Pattern 1776 infantry rifle Ferguson rifle “Brown Bess” Cannons I.e. “Howitzer Bayonets Swords and Knives 3. Describe Pickering’s manual and van Steuben’s manual. Which are was used by the colonials? Explain Pickering’s Manual Contained essentials of military drills, tactics, and discipline Introduced a system of progressive training Effective bayonet charges Steuben’s Manual Reformed and reorganized much of the administrative system Contained essentials of military drills, tactics, and discipline Introduced a system of progressive training Effective bayonet charges Rigorous discipline
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Sabastian Benavidez 10/29/19 11-A 3. How long did it take to load a musket? For a musket such as the Brown Bess the reloading time was around one minute.
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