Cavalry Drill and Sabre Exercise; Compiled Agreeably to the Latest Regulations of the War Department

Cavalry Drill and Sabre Exercise; Compiled Agreeably to the Latest Regulations of the War Department

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...file-leader, and remaining at the distance of two feet from the front rank. The two rear rank men on the marching flank, who are without file-leaders, should describe their circle without being farther outside of the front rank than is necessary, and be able to resume their places behind their fileleaders easily. During the wheel, they should regulate their gait, so that the rear rank, which aligns itself upon them, may be at its proper distance. To stop the wheel, the instructor commands: 1. Platoon. 2. Halt. 3. Left (or right)--Dress. 4. Front. At the command Platoon, the rear rank men straighten their horses and return to the direction of their fileleaders. At the command Halt, all the troopers stop. At the command Left (or right)--Dress, they align themselves towards the side indicated. At the command Front, turn the head to the front. When the instructor wishes the platoon to resume the direct march, he commands: 1. Forward. 2. Guide left (or right). At the first command, which is Forward, the rear rank men replace themselves behind their file-leaders, and march straight forward. To give the troopers the habit of correcting faults, the pivot man is directed to bear against the rank, sc that the other troopers, feeling the pressure from that direction, may learn to gain ground towards the marching flank. The pivot is then directed to gain ground in the opposite direction, which would require the other troopers to approach him gradually. When the troopers have acquired in the execution of these movements, at the walk, the intelligence and skill necessary to avoid confusion, they are repeated at the trot. The platoon being halted, to place it in a direction perpendicular to the original front, the instructor commands: 1. Platoon rifht (or left)...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509579
  • 9781236509574