Has much changed in the past 250 years

i came across this and think most of i still rings true to this day.


1. Don’t forget nothing
2. Have your musket clean as a whistle, hatchet scoured, 60 rounds powder and ball and be ready to march at a minutes warning.
3. When your on the march, act the way you would if you were sneaking up on deer. See the enemy first.
4. Tell the truth about what you see and what you do. There is an army depending on you for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folk about the rangers, but never lie to an other ranger or officer.
5. don’t ever take a chance you don’t have to.
6. when your on the march we march single file, far enough apart so one shot cant go through two men.
7. if we strike swamp, or soft ground, we spread out abreast so its hard to track us.
8. when we march, we keep moving till dark, so as to give the enemy the least possible chance at us.
9. when we camp, half the part stays awake while the other half sleep.
10. if we take prisoners, we keep’em separate till we have time to examine them, so they can not cook up a story between
11. don’t never march home the same way. Take a different route so you won’t be ambushed.
12. No matter whether we travel in big parties or small ones, each party has to keep a scout 20 yards to the front 20 yards to each flank and 20 yards to the rear, so the main body can not be surprised or wiped out.
13. every night you will be told where to meet if surrounded by a superior force
14. Don’t sit down to eat with out posing sentries.
15. Don’t sleep beyond dawn. Dawn is when the French and Indians attack.
16. Don’t cross a river by a regular ford.
17. If somebody’s trailing you’ make a circle, come bake on your on your own tracks, and ambush the folks that aim to ambush you.
18. Don’t stand up when the enemy’s coming against you. Kneel down. Hide behind a tree
19. Let the enemy come till he’s almost close enough to touch. Let him have it and jump up out and finish him up with your hatchet

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