Some articles on volunteer movement, volunteers, volunteer:
... War Office issued, on 12 May 1859, a circular which authorised the enrolling of rifle volunteers ... then hired rooms in the City of London, and enlisted one thousand working men as volunteers, who were formed into the 3rd City of London Rifle Corps ...
... This saw a surge in interest in the more affluent communities in creating volunteer units, known as Volunteer Rifle Corps ... was the Artists' Rifles (originally known as the 38th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps), organised in London and established in 1860 by the art student Edward Sterling ... In 1862, the volunteers could muster 134,000 riflemen in 200 battalions, 24,000 artillery gunners, 2,900 engineers and a small contingent of mounted troops ...
Famous quotes containing the words movement and/or volunteer:
“The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)
“We should have an army so organized and so officered as to be capable in time of emergency, in cooperation with the National Militia, and under the provision of a proper national volunteer law, rapidly to expand into a force sufficient to resist all probable invasion from abroad and to furnish a respectable expeditionary force if necessary in the maintenance of our traditional American policy which bears the name of President Monroe.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)