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According to Major Adye's "Bombardier and Pocket Gunner" (2nd ed., London, 1802, page7) The cartouche boxes of the [British] infantry are made of so many shapes and sizes, that it is impossible to say exactly what ammunition they may contain, but most of them can carry 60 rounds. Also a table on page 79, notes that musket cartridges were carried in ...


It is perhaps not strictly accurate to say warrant officers were appointed by the Board of Admiralty. In general, they actually received their warrants from the Navy Board, which was the Royal Navy's administrative body until it was merged into the Admiralty in 1832. The Navy Board kept records of candidates for a warrant. When a vacancy opens up on a ship, ...

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