When in camp, the width of a regiment was the same as when in formation. The Reveiller was performed marching along the "Line of Parade," extending across the front of the camp. From the center of this line, the fifes and drums would march to the right extent, then to the left extent of the camp, then back to the center. The width of the camp determined what version of The Reveilly to beat. We offer these versions based on drum beatings found in the
Young Drummers Assistant; Longman & Broderip: London, 1780.
The Reveilly No. 1 - For a camp 60 ft. wide or having 4 companies
The Reveilly No. 2 - For a camp 28 ft. wide or having 2 companies
The Reveilly No. 3 - For a camp 44 ft. wide or having 3 companies
We can assume that ALL three versions could have been played, one after another, for an encampment measuring 140 ft. wide or having 10 companies.
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