Small Arms

Grenadiers with small arms.

Small arms, man-portable, individual-operated firearms, as opposed to edged weapons, team-operated firearms, automatic cannons, and artillery. The photo shows Hessian grenadiers with flintlock muskets during an 18th century reenactment at Chateau Fasanerie in Eichenzell near Fulda.

Source: Rumpf, H. F.: Allgemeine Real-Encyclopädie der gesammten Kriegskunst (Berl. 1827)