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DICTIONARY

OF THE

MILITARY SCIENCE:

CONTAINING

AN EXPLANATION OF THE PRINCIPAL TERMS

USED IN

MATHEMATICS, ARTILLERY, AND FORTIFICATION;

AND COMPRISING THE SUBSTANCE OF

THE LATEST REGULATIONS ON COURTS MARTIAL,
PAY, PENSIONS, ALLOWANCES, ETC.

A COMPARATIVE TABLE

OF

ANCIENT AND MODERN GEOGRAPHY;
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE BRITISH ARMY;

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BALDWIN AND CRADOCK, PATERNOSTER-ROW; AND
T. EGERTON, WHITEHALL.

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G. WOODFALL, ANGEL COURT, SKINNER STREET, LONDON.

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MAJOR GENERAL

LORD FITZROY SOMERSET, K.C.B.

ETC. ETC. ETC.

As the only mode in his power to evince the grateful sense which he entertains of the Favor and Indulgence he has received,

THIS VOLUME

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S

OBLIGED HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

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PREFACE.

My object in compiling the present volume has not been with the view of depreciating or detracting from the merits of the valuable Military Works already before the Public, but rather to offer a more simple mode of reference on those subjects which are of immediate Regimental utility.

Many years have elapsed since the latest editions of Military Dictionaries have been given to the World, and in consequence of the almost total change which has taken place in every branch of our Military System, those works, while possessing much valuable information, have in a great degree become obsolete. The necessity therefore of a Publication embracing the substance of the latest Regulations, and containing the points most essential for the instruction of Young Officers, will be apparent to every person conversant with Military Affairs.

Aware of the difficulty with which Officers have to contend, in seeking for information from books which are too numerous and expensive to be in general possession, and of the inconvenience arising from their voluminous size, I have studied to condense into a portable form the explanation of those terms which have been selected as really useful.

In submitting this volume to the indulgence of the Military World, I have been solely actuated by a desire to assist the junior branches of the honorable Profession of

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