Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise, and Manoeuvres of the Soldier, a Company Line of Skirmishers, Battalion, Brigade, or Corps D'Armee; School of the Battalion
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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...toward the line of battle, and to be aligned upon it by the flank next to the directing division; the latter, whether the right or left be in front, will always be aligned by the flank next to the point oVappui, when the deployment is made on the first or last division; but if the column be deployed on an interior division, this division will be aligned by the flank which was that of direction. 634. The chiefs of division will see that, in deploying, the principles prescribed for marching by the flank are well observed, and if openings between the files occur, which ought not to happen except on broken or difficult grounds, the openings ought to be promptly closed toward the directing flank as soon as tie divisions face to the front. 635. If a chief of division give the command halt, or the command ly the right or left flank, too soon or too late, his division will be obliged to oblique to the right or left in approaching the line of battle, and his fault may lead the following subdivision into error. 636. In the divisions which deploy by the left flank, it is always the left guide of each company.who ought to place himself on the line of battle, VOL. II.--13 to mark the direction; in divisions which deploy by the right flank, it is the right gnide. 637. A column by company, closed in mass, may be formed to the left or to the right into line, in the same manner as a column at half distance, and by the means indicated No. 494 and following. 638. A column by company, closed in mass, may be formed on the right or on the left into line of battle, as a column at half distance; but in order to execute this movement, without arresting the march of the column, it is necessary that the guides avoid, with the greatest care, shortening the step in turning, ..
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