Note: The following manual was brought to my attention courtesy of Outpost of Freedom.
“Revolutionary War Drill Manual”
“In CONGRESS, 29th March, 1779
CONGRESS judging it of the greatest importance to prescribe some invariable rules for the order and discipline of the troops, especially for the purpose of introducing an uniformity in their formations and maneuvers, and in the service of the camp:
ORDERED, that the following regulations be observed by all the troops of the United States, and that all general and other officers cause the same to be executed with all possible exactness.
By Order, JOHN JAY, President
Attest. Charles Thompson, Secretary”