Cavalry Tactics, Or, Regulations for the Instruction, Formations, and Movements of the Cavalry of the Army and Volunteers of the United States Volume 2

Cavalry Tactics, Or, Regulations for the Instruction, Formations, and Movements of the Cavalry of the Army and Volunteers of the United States Volume 2

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...The pivot squadron halts; as the movement progresses, its leading platoon will slowly wheel on a halted pivot; the other platoons will turn at the command, Forward. The regulating squadron steadily retains its previous gait, the walk, directing its march circularly to the right The squadron of the wheeling flank trots, so as to preserve alignment with the regulating and pivot squadrons. The leading platoon commanders of these three squadrons raise their sabres; those of the other squadrons align themselves upon them. Intervals are preserved from the side of the pivot by the guides; (which, in the pivot wing of the regiment, during the wheel, will be the non-commissioned officers on that flank of the leading platoons.) To cease wheeling, the Colonel commands, Forward, and sounds the signal, "forward." The direct march at the walk is immediately resumed by all. 521.--The regiment marching in line of columns, to cause it to march to the right, (or left, ) the Colonel commands: 1. Attention. 2. Squadrons right, (or left.) 3. March. At the second command, the Captains command, right. At the command, March, they command, Turn; the chiefs of leading platoons repeating instantly after the Captains. Each column turns as prescribed in the school of the squadron; the regiment is then marching in open column. 522.--If after the command, forward by platoons, the Colonel add, regulate by right, (or lift, ) on the same principle of No. 528, the leading platoon commander of the next squadron, and of the one on the flank, will constitute the base of alignment. The Captains will all command the guide toward the flank indicated, and the squadron guides, at the heads of the column, will march on that flank of the platoon. 523.--The regiment marching in open...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508998
  • 9781236508997