Tactical Examples Volume 2

Tactical Examples 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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...3 Bat. Also joins in the attack, acting as main body, and moving as quickly as possible to within 200 paces in rear of 2 Bat. The Battery. Joins in the attack, directing its fire only on the point assailed, viz. the enemy's left wing. Fourth Period. (Fig. A) A considerable body of the enemy's infantry and some cavalry are seen to be advancing through the defile. We estimate the force of infantry at, to say the least, from two to three battalions. As the enemy's reinforcements are already nearer his fighting line than our detachment, our commander determines to stop his attack. Signal: 'The Whole Halt.' Dispositions: 2 Bat. Two companies extend to prolong the line of 1 Bat. to the right; one company follows in rear. 3 Bat. Moves np to within 300 paces of the right wing" of the skirmishers. The Battery. Fires upon the entrance of the defile. The movement in advance is arrested. Fifth Period. (Fig. 6.) The enemy's reinforcements having come up, he begins to make a decided advance. Dispositions: 1 Bat. Retires slowly to point A (to be indicated), and then halts. 3 Bat. Takes ground to the right nntil overlapping 2 Bat.; two companies extend. The Battery. Directs its fire against the enemy's front line. Sixth Period. The enemy concentrates the greater part of his reinforcements behind his left wing, and fires principally upon our artillery. Dispositions: 2 Bat. Retires slowly until in line with 1 Bat. 3 Bat. Follows as soon as 2 Bat. has taken post. The Battery. Retires by successive divisions GOO paces. 'Seventh Period. (Fig. 6.) The enemy's tavalry advancos against our right wing. Dispositions: 3 Bat. Receives the caution ' the enemy's cavalry is advancing.' The Squadron. Charges as soon as the enemy's cavalry comes under our infantry fire....show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547608
  • 9781236547606