50 Words to use with militias

All the great men of the neighborhood were there on horseback: militia officers, in uniform; the member of Congress; the sheriff of the county; the editors of newspapers; and many a farmer, too, had mounted his patient steed, with his Sunday coat upon his back.

In April 1768 Carleton had proposed the restoration of the seigneurial militia system.

Your men will screen the frontier line, and behind that screen I will get our militia force in order, while meantime you are reconnoitring the enemy.

General Herkimer's troops, composed chiefly of the militia regiments of Colonels Cox, Paris, Visscher, and Klock, were quite undisciplined, and their order of march was irregular and without precaution.

These men were all organized into militia companies, which were officered by the wagon-masters.

" TrooperA policeman, a mounted militia-man.

A revision of the militia laws for the purpose of rendering them more systematic and better adapting them to emergencies of the war is at this time particularly desirable.

In Jones, Twiggs, and Monroe Counties, the same alarms were reported; and in one place "several slaves were tied to a tree, while a militia captain hacked at them with his sword.

Their knowledge of the military art will be advantageously employed in the militia service, and in a measure secure to that class of troops the advantages which in this respect belong to standing armies.

He lost no time in vain regrets, however, but got a militia bill through parliament, improved the defences of Quebec, and issued a proclamation enjoining all good subjects to find out, report, and seize every sedition-monger they could lay their hands on.

Two months after the American exploits on Lake Champlain Carleton gave a guinea to the sentry mounted in his honour by the local militia colonel, M. de Tonnancour, because this man was the first genuine habitant he had yet seen armed in the whole district of Three Rivers.

"He went off to the wars too, was a great militia general, and is now in Congress.

Many offers for foreign service arrived from the commandants of militia corps throughout the dominion.

The various British officers likewise surrendered their swords, to different Americans; many of the militia commanders who had hitherto only possessed a tomahawk or scalping-knife thus for the first time getting possession of one of the coveted weapons.

381, n. 1; madness, iv. 165, n. 3; manners, his, described by Adams, Johnson and Wraxall, ii. 40-1; militia camps, visits the, iii. 365; minister, his own, i. 424, n. 1; ii. 355, n. 1; ministers his tools, iii. 408, n. 4; oppressed by them, iv.

It includes the right of going with arms and military equipment, and embraces larger classes and greater masses of population than can be compelled by the laws of most of the States to perform militia duty.

And again I remember one fresh, sweet morning late in June, standing with my riflemen at a toll-gate to see some four hundred Tryon County militia marching past on their way to Unadilla on the Susquehanna, where Brant, with half a thousand savages, had consented to a last parley.

I learned all this from the United States, and it was my firm intention to carry out this militia organization in Hungary.

" Still intent upon the great plan of militia reform, he came to Springfield.

The Captain had put on his old militia uniform to do honour to the occasion, and informed the boys that the "Colonel was walking up and down the garden a-waiting for 'em, and that the Reg'lars was a'most sober, too, by this time.

SUNDAY, abroad a day of festivity, ii. 72, n. 1; bird-catching on it, ii. 72, n. 1; harvest work, iii. 313; heavy day to Johnson when a boy, i. 67; legal consultations, ii. 376; militia exercise, i. 307, n. 4; reading, v. 323; relaxation allowed but not levity, v. 69; scheme of life for it, i. 303; throwing stones at birds, v. 69.

These troops, with some 13,000 militia artillery and militia engineers, constitute the Home Army, under whose protection the Territorial field army is completing its organization.

These Flint Hill bands numbered about four hundred men all told, under the leadership of various militia colonelsHill, Lacey, Williams, Graham, and Hambright.

Militia guards and small companies of picked scouts were kept continually patrolling the exposed regions near the Ohio, but the forays grew fiercer, and the harm done was great.

Mac's eye fell on a metal button that hung by a thread from the old militia jacket he was wearing.

50 Words to use with  militias