Evolutions of the Line Volume 3

Evolutions of the Line Volume 3

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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 other, the guide to the left; the remaining platoons of these two battalions will successively conform themselves to what has just been prescribed for those of the head, and the two columns will thus march together according to the principles indicated, No. 2359, and following, lor the passage of a defile in front. 2381. The other battalions will successively execute the same movement; the colonel of'eacr. will give one of the commands prescribed, No 2879, according as his battalion has to pass the defile by the right or left flank, and so that its leading platoon may follow, at the desired distance, the rearmost platoon of the battalion immediately preceding; the battalions will enter the defile, side by side, as prescribed for the two battalions of the wings. 2382. If the defile become of sufficient width to give passage to a division marching by the front, each captain, as his platoons successively enter the enlarged width, will cause them to form company according to the principles prescribed, No. 2362; otherwise this movement will only be executed as each company issues from the defile. 2383. If it be the wish of the general, after passing, to re-form line facing to the defile, he will throw himself in advance to the distance at which he may wish to establish the new line of battle, and determine its direction by establishing, for the head of the column, two markers distant from each other a little more than the front of a division; he will then cause this line to be prolonged to the right and left by mounted officers. 2384. The head of the column will be so directed as to cross the line of battle between the two markers placed by the general; and wheii lour paces beyond, the column, composed of the right battalions, will take the guide...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651453X
  • 9781236514530