The Subaltern Officer and His Duties; Or a Practical Guide to the Junior Officers of the Army

The Subaltern Officer and His Duties; Or a Practical Guide to the Junior Officers of the Army

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... THE INFANTRY. Same as in the cavalry and artillery, omitting Nos. 3, 5, 6, 13. 4. Rations. The subaltern officer on orderly duty should (assisted by the quarter-master), inspect the rations previous to their being issued to the men, to ascertain that they are of proper quantity and quality. If any reasonable complaint be made by any man 5. Visiting barrack rooms at the breakfast hour. 6. Canteen. 7. Cells. 8. Prisoners in the guard room. 9. Hospital. regarding the rations, the officer on duty should investigate it, and forward a written report without delay to the Captain on regimental duty. In visiting the barrack rooms, at the breakfast hour, the orderly officer should see that the beds are neatly made up, that the men are all present, and that there are no complaints. In visiting the canteen he should enquire from the non-commissioned officer on duty there, whether any complaints have been made by the men, regarding the quality or weight of any articles supplied to them by the contractor. He should observe whether the canteen is clean, as, also, if everything seems to be conducted in a regular manner (vide "General Orders for a Canteen," Appendix XXIII.). In visiting the cells he should inspect the prisoners, enquire whether they have any complaints, and sign the "visitors book," stating the hour at which his visit was made, and the number of prisoners. N.B.--A soldier confined in the cells is charged six-pence per diem, the remainder of his pay being credited to the public. Any prisoners in the guard-room must be visited to ascertain whether they have any complaints to make. In those hospitals where the new regulations are in force, it forms, no longer, a part of the duty of the subaltern officer on "orderly...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
  • 1236528034
  • 9781236528032