Napoleon Series Archive 2003

An VI (1798) Aide-memoire ... d'artillerie

On pages 632 through 636 are listed weights and measures, both royal and "Mesures nouvelles republicaines". For 'metre' the value of '3 pieds 11,44 lignes' is given.

On page 636 there is also a listing of the space needed for men and horses and the speeds of covering various distances : e. g. "... 1 minute: au pas ordiniaire de 2 pieds, 152 pieds". Quite interesting.

If anyone would like to put this material on the Forua, I will prepare and send scans of these pages.

Steve

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