Medieval Glossary


The pitching of a camp. The act of pitching huts or tents, as by an army, for temporary lodging, or rest. Also, the place where an army or company is encamped. There are entrenched camps, where an army is intended to be kept some time, protected against the enemy. Flying camps are intended for brief occupation, while camps of position bear relation to the strategy of the commander. Finally, camps of instruction habituate the troops to the duties and fatigues of war.

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Category: Military - General
Added: 09.04.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 147.


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