One of my favorite lines from Gilham is this one :
Originally Posted by Brett
Gilham, para. 731, Honors To Be Paid By The Troops at http://books.google.com/books?id=xmw...render&f=false
Courtesy among military men is indispensable to discipline. Respect to superiors will not be confined to obedience on duty, but will be extended to all occasions. It is always the duty of the inferior to accost
or to offer first the customary salutation, and of the superior to return such complimentary notice.
It's the word, accost, which caught my eye. I've not noticed this word used in this manner in any other period manual. I enjoy accosting my superiors in rank, too.
- Silas Tackitt
"I consider him a humbug, a man of small capacity, very obstinate, not at all chivalrous, exceedingly conceited, and totally selfish." - - Lafayette McLaws about James Longstreet.