Re: "Fire By Rotation" - Documented or Not?????
Before anyone really jumps on this one, let me say that Mr. Gaubert here is a fine soldier and the federal impression his unit does is not zouave. Although he probably needs to rethink the all caps and colors and sign his name, he did not exhibit any farb behavior and I believe, since I was in the same company, that he is asking a valid question.
The particular general officer in question is a fine friend and a fine reenactor. He is certainly not a farb by any stretch of the imagination either. I have seen the use of this tactic by him once before, except it was a wider road, and the battalion was marching by columns of fours. This particular road was not really wide enough to accomodate columns of fours as far as the officers were concerned.
I personally have not seen this tactic in print either, but I am also not as well read and versed in numerous, and I do mean numerous, drill manuals as the aforementioned officer. He also does other time periods as well.
My purpose is not to defend or offend anyone here, but in the interest of a genuine discussion, I would like to intervene before this post is deleted or addressed as a farb post.
14th Alabama Volunteer Infantry, Co. G
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