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Like Miles Standish, some of the soldiers had swords at their sides, and all carried either flintlock or matchlock muskets so big and heavy that, before they could fire them off, they had to rest them upon supports stuck into the ground for the purpose.

Project Gutenberg's American Leaders and Heroes, by Wilbur Fisk Gordy Published 1907