The Army's Handymen: The Pioneers, A Brief History. Roman 66 AD (Praecuria), British-Prussian-Austrian-French, 1066 through 1799 and a few Modern Contemporaries

The Army's Handymen: The Pioneers, A Brief History. Roman 66 AD (Praecuria), British-Prussian-Austrian-French, 1066 through 1799 and a few Modern Contemporaries

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The Army's Handymen: The Pioneers, A Brief History. Roman 66 AD (Praecuria), British-Prussian-Austrian-French, 1066 through 1799 and a few Modern Contemporaries - William E. Eisenhauer. Pioneers served during the European wars from 1745 through 1765. Terms used to describe their duties go back as far as the Roman Army. Pioneer reenactors play a role in reenactments that include Regular British Line Regiments and the Loyalist regiments, such as the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia. The information contained in this book will give the beginner a good idea of the varied tasks that were required of the pioneer, as well as his tools and various posts. The readers will find a wealth of detailed information covering the Roman period through the mid-1800s: the Roman Army of 66 AD; the English Army’s Handymen (1066–1768); the Royal Military Academy; 1st Series of Letters (1795–1779); Caps, Hats and Helmets; the 64th Regiment of Foot, Uniforms and Accoutrements of a Battalion Soldier (1768); Camps, Pioneer, Artificers, Tools and Accoutrements; Fortifications, Fascines, Gabions, Parapet Construction and Field Works; Pioneers (1856 through the Gulf War); and music. Numerous photographs and illustrations, a list of sources and a subject index augment the text. 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 316 pp. 101-E5375 ISBN: 0788453750