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Questions pertaining to characteristics of armed forces' structure, manpower, equipment, or expenditures.

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In 1832, William Hartnell convened a posse of fifty immigrants to "help keep the peace" in California (according to "The Lives of William Hartnell" by Dakin). The group was called "La Compañía Extranj …
asked Jan 12 '17 by Aaron Brick
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I noticed that the chief commandants of Kamchatka seemed to serve terms of about five years (Koselev 1802-1807, Petrovskii 1807-1813, Rudakov 1813-1817). Their rank (IV) qualified them to be made regi …
asked Sep 14 '18 by Aaron Brick
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In naval tradition, ships and ports may expend gunpowder saluting each other, thus proving their respect and nonaggression. The respect so shown appears greater when more guns are shot off. A common p …
asked Sep 23 '17 by Aaron Brick
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tell yet if the Kamchatka commandants were in the navy too. During Catherine the Great's rule (1762-1796), to which military force and commandant were the Kamchatka detachments in Bolsheretsk and Nizhnekamchatsk responsible? …
asked Jan 7 '18 by Aaron Brick
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The frontier port of Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, was an army outpost which acquired an artillery company at some point before the garrison was dissolved in 1812 and the port became regional capital in 1 …
asked Jun 27 '18 by Aaron Brick
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up "in the Commandant's office in Okhotsk" and had "given a pledge to the Commandant of Okhotsk before they were shipped here to obey my orders". The port commandant was a military officer (sometimes …
asked Dec 30 '17 by Aaron Brick
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According to the reminiscences of José Maria Amador, as translated by Gregorio Mora-Torres in "Californio Voices", around 1820 recruits at the Monterey Presidio received an unusual haircut: After …
asked May 17 '17 by Aaron Brick
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About 1800, Major-General Andrey Somov headed a regiment sent from Irkutsk to reinforce Kamchatka. Soldiers were to take up positions in about five garrisons around the peninsula. Feeding them was a m …
asked Feb 22 '18 by Aaron Brick
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footsoldier. Wikipedia suggests that "Royal Ordinances for the Regime, Discipline, Subordination and Service in his Armies" of 1768 was in place, but the Naopleonic Wars may have occasioned some reforms. What were the military ranks used by the Spanish Empire? …
asked May 25 '17 by Aaron Brick
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All else equal, when these types of forts were in use, was an adobe fort or a palisade fort more defensible? A bit of what-if led to this question. Russians ostrogs such as Nizhnekamchatsk and Fort R …
asked Oct 1 '17 by Aaron Brick
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for the Spanish interests. Mission neophytes were often physically punished. I assumed that the military units would have used force at the priests' discretion. However, Lorenzo Asisara recalled that …
asked Feb 20 '17 by Aaron Brick
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colonies, and a confrontation between them could be mutually destructive. The Spanish military in California anyway had insufficient men and materiel to mount a threat. The capital Monterey was … the military option in California. Whether Spain was deterred more by the cost of an attack or its side effects is interesting, but I want to know about Spain's projected successful attack on the fort …
asked Jun 26 '18 by Aaron Brick
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literate, multilingual, or noble. Let's say the year is 1800. Apart from any professional experience (and many had none), what kind of training or education did the military officers have? …
asked Dec 4 '17 by Aaron Brick
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The newly formed navies of the Latin American wars of independence sometimes raided or blockaded Spanish interests in other parts of the Americas. Consider the Liberating Expedition of Peru, the Exped …
asked Nov 7 '17 by Aaron Brick
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Nascent Latin American countries expelled Spain with some mutual aid from each other. Between 1815 and 1822, independent Argentina and Chile sent newly acquired naval forces (under Bouchard, Brown, an …
asked Jul 28 '18 by Aaron Brick

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