Drill and Rifle Instruction for the Corps of Rifle Volunteers

Drill and Rifle Instruction for the Corps of Rifle Volunteers

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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: ...figs. 2, 3, and 4. The squad will be practised to form fours on the march. In these formations the left files will move precisely in the same manner as they do when forming from the halt, the right files marking time two paces to enable them to do so. When forming fours to a flank, the volunteers will turn instead of facing. When advancing or retiring, the words of command for forming four deep will be, Fours Deep, and for forming two deep, Form Two Deep. When moving to a flank in fours, on the words, Front (or Rear)Titrn, the volunteers will turn as ordered, and then form two deep without further word of command. A squad moving to a flank in fours may be ordered to Form Two Deep, on which the left files will fall back or step up to their places in file; and at the word Form Four Deep, the left files will resume their places in fours. 8. 7. Wheeling in Fours, and fwming Squad from Fours. Wheeling.--A squad taking ground to a flank by fours, will wheel to the right or left, in the same manner as it wheels in files, each four wheeling successively round the same point. Forming to the Front.--When a squad taking ground to a flank by fours is ordered to form to the front, the leading file will mark time, the remainder will turn, if right is in front, to the left, if left is in front, to the right, form two deep, and proceed as described in Section 4 of this Drill. Forming to the Reverse Flank or to the Right or Left about.--When a squad is ordered to form to the reverse flank, or to the right or left about, it will at once form two deep, and then proceed as described in Section 4 of this Drill. In tho drill fbr regular soldiers, on the word Pours, the rear rank marks time one pace; when retiring, the proper front rank marks time one pace; with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578872
  • 9781236578877