School of the Battalion and Instruction for Light Infantry or Rifle Volume 2

School of the Battalion and Instruction for Light Infantry or Rifle 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: ...which the corporal in the centre of the battalion ought to pursue; the major will immediately cause the colour-bearer, il necessary, to incline to the right or left, so as to be exactly opposite to his file; the colour-bearer will then take two points on the ground between himself and the major. 1358. The lieutenant colonel will endeavour to give to the colour-company and the next on the left (the base-companies) a direction perpendicular to that pursued by the centre corporal; and all the other companies, without precipitancy, will conform themselves to that basis Article V. To march in retreat, in line of battle. 1359. The battalion being halted, if it be the wish of the colonel to cause it to march in retreat, he will command: I. Face to the rear. 2. Battalion, about--Face. 1360. At the second command, the battalion will face about; the colour-rank, and the general guides, if in advance, will take their places in line; the colour-bearer will pass into the rear rank, now leading; the corporal, or two corporals of his file, will each step behind the corporal next on his own right, to let the colour-bearer pass, and then step into the rank next in the rear, to re-form the colour-file; the colonel will throw himself behind the front rank, become the rear; the lieutenant colonel and major will place themselves before the rear rank, now leading. 1361. The colonel will take post forty paces behind the colour-file, in order to assure the lieutenant colonel on the perpendicular, who will throw himself at a like distance in front, as prescribed for the advance in line of battle. 1362. If the battalion be the one charged with the direction, the colonel will establish markers in the manner indicated, No. 1279, except that they will face to the battalion, ..
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622251
  • 9781236622259