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Author Topic: The hand salute when was the change  (Read 2914 times)

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Offline battlebaby4

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The hand salute when was the change
« on: July 09, 2008, 07:45:32 PM »
Here is a question for everyone, especially any reenactors of US Militray Forces. In the Civil War the hand salute was palm out. Today is the modern salute. When did it change? I know in WW 1 it was the modern today way so I have it to 1917. Did it change after the end of the Civil WAR.
 A question that has been bothering me. Help me sleep tonight!!!

  Pat
99th Infantry Division, 393rd Regiment, Easy Co. "Battlebabies"

Offline Oskar_2ndChev

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Re: The hand salute when was the change
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 09:52:13 AM »
It was changed during the late 1860s- Upton's Drill 1867 Drill Manual is the first official reference.
Adam Lid
aka Oskar Landschultz/Matthew Hawkins
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Re: The hand salute when was the change
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 09:52:13 AM »
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