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1818 Massachusetts Militia Battalion Orders Broadside

September 1, 1818-Dated, Printed Broadside Massachusetts Militia "Battalion Orders," Choice Very Fine.

Broadsheet measures 18.5" x 14" being Signed at the bottom right in Type, by Joseph E. Smith, Major, Commanding Battalion of Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division M.M. (MA. Militia). This is a very choice piece with bright paper except for some light toning on the outermost edges. It reads, in part: "In order to conform the Evolutions of the ARTILLERY to those prescribed for the Infantry in the Brigade Order of the 10th ult. before transmitted, so far as the nature of the different corps will permit, the Major of the Battalion of Artillery deems it proper to prescribe the following Evolutions to be executed, with others, by the Artillery at the ensuing Review..." Following this heading are 31 different maneuvers, with specific instructions for each.
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