Army Appropriation Bill, 1918; Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty Fourth Congress, Second Session, December 6, 1916 to January 15, 1917

Army Appropriation Bill, 1918; Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Sixty Fourth Congress, Second Session, December 6, 1916 to January 15, 1917

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...headquarters company of a two-battalion regiment of Field Artillery should be increased by fi corporals, 3 first-class privates. 7 privates, and the headquarters company of a three-battalion regiment of Field Artillery, minimum and maximum strength, should be increased by 8 corporals, 3 first-class privates, anil 9 privates. This increase is due to the fact that the Field Artillery Board recommended certain changes in the equipment of Field Artillery troops January 2(1. 191(5. These recommendations were approved by the General Staff and also by the Secretary of War. Among the changes recommended which require additional enlisted men are the following: (a) Adding one combined store and battery wagon to all headquarters companies--3 privates, drivers, and 1 private to act as corporal. This provides the same personnel as for the battery store wagons. (6) Adding one pair of horses to all reel carts to increase mobility of same--1 private, driver, for reel cart required. Increase for two-battalion regiment, 3 privates. Increase for three-battalion regiment, 4 privates. (c) Adding following instruments to each regimental and battalion headquarters: One aiming circle. 1 B. C. telescope. 1 plotting hoard, 2 prismatic compasses. Required to carry same: One private to lead pack mule or horse on which carried. 1 corporal to operate aiming circle and plotting board. 1 corporal to operate B. C. telescope. Total for two-battalion regiment. 3 privates, 6 corporals; for three-battalion regiment, 4 privates, 8 corporals. The total additional men required to man and transport the equipment added will, therefore, be as follows: For two-battalion regiment: To man combined store and battery wagon, 4 privates; to man reel carts, 3 privates: to operate and carry...show more

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  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 962g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653929X
  • 9781236539298