As to Wyeth, and his little band of "downeasters," they were perfectly astounded by this second specimen of life in the wilderness; the men, being especially unused to bushfighting and the use of the rifle, were at a loss how to proceed.
The very Indian allies, though accustomed to bushfighting, regarded it as almost impenetrable, and full of frightful danger.
Perhaps the most important lesson British officers learned in the French and Indian War, Spring writes, involved what they called "bushfighting
." As part of their training in bushfighting
, two soldiers working in tandem shared a tree from behind which they would alternately fire and retire a few feet to reload.