zerostate wrote:I forgot to answer about officers.
The adjutant and QM were probably the hardest worked (although luckily for the QM he probably knew what he was doing inside out). Aside from those officers, daily the orderly officer (for each unit) would be the officer dogsbody, and was required to be around and in fact inspect the guard at various intervals, make a tour at meals with the threat/question “any complaints?” and to be available in the barracks for the 24 hours of the duty tour (this officer commanded the guard for that 24 hours). Orderly officer was rotated around the company officers. Majors and above could draw duty as field officer of the day at larger barracks.
There was a lot of leisure time for officers – apart from the generous passes, leaves and furloughs available to enlisted men, officers could get extended time off for all sorts if their regiment was not overtly short of officers. They could also wear civilian clothes when not on duty, which was denied to ordinary soldiers.
HerbertKitch12 wrote:The route marches in the warmer months, would the company officers take part in them or would it just be the sergeants in charge?
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