LONGHUNTER 6 The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket

Longhunter 6

The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket is a little different from how you carry the Civil War percussion musket.

The Civil War musket was predominately carried by the right arm at the command of Right Shoulder Arms. The flintlock was predominately carried by the left arm at the command of Carry Arms.

So a lot of Civil War Soldiers had the right side of their wide brim hats sewn up to keep them from being knocked off when going to Shoulder Arms and the Revolutionary and 1812 soldier had the left side of their wide brim hats sewn up to keep them from being knocked off when going to Carry Arms.

What happened next?

About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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