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    Frontier Art 4

    Militia in camp By Pamela Patrick White. This list is from the Bourlamaque Papers, National Archives of Canada (1757). EQUIPMENT FOR THE MILITIAMAN DURING SUMMER: 1 blanket; 1 capot or bougrine (capot or a loose blouse or cape?); 2 cotton shirts; 1 breech cloth; 1 pair of leggings ; 2 skeins...
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    Hunter Gatherer All About Flintlocks. Part Nine. Making Paper Cartridges.

    Paper cartridges were used by the military in smoothbore muskets, because it made loading faster. The military method of loading with a cartridge was to bite off the top of the cartridge & then prime the locks pan. Then tip the rest of the gunpowder down the barrel, then push the rest of the...