General George Washington's Revolutionary Armed Forces were at a distinct disadvantage throughout the Revolutionary War when confronted by the British Redcoats. In order to avoid the main roads of Colonial America the newly formed army needed to know which direction to go - hence the Revolutionary War-era compass.
Real working compass can be used as a perfect introduction to the art and science of map and compass navigation. Includes Compass with step-by-step instructions on basic map reading and compass usage.
Posted by History (guest) on Wed 16 Jun 2010 10:21:53 AM CDT