United States Infantry Tactics; For the Instruction of Infantry of the Line and Light Infantry; Together with the Bayonet Exercise

United States Infantry Tactics; For the Instruction of Infantry of the Line and Light Infantry; Together with the Bayonet Exercise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...aligned, will com mand: 6. Fnonr.-At this command, the sergeant on the left of the rear rank will return to his place as a filc closer. The rear rank being aligned, the instructor will direct the captain and the covering sergeant to observe the men in their respective ranks, and to correct, if necessary, the positions of persons and pieces; during the execution of the manual of arms. _-To close ranks. The manual of arms being ended, the instructor will command: . 1. Close order. 2. lI.uz0n. At the command march, the rear rank will close up in quick time, each man directing himself on his file leader. ARTICLE SECOND. Altqnments, in closed ran/cs. The ranks being closed, the instructor will cause to be executed parallel and oblique alignments by the right and left, forward and backward, observing to place always two or four files to serve as a basis of alignment. In alignments in closed ranks, the captain will superintend the front rank, and the covering sergeant the rear rank. They. will habituate themselves to judge the alignment by the lines of the cyes and shoulders, in casting a glance of the eye along the front and rear of the ranks. The moment the captain perceives the greater number of the front rank aligned, he will command Fnonr, and rectify, if necessary, the alignment of the other men by the means prescribed in the school of the soldier. The rear rank will conform to the alignment of the-front rank, superintended by the covering sergeant. _ The ranks being steady, the instructor will place himself on the flank to verify their alignment. He will also sec that each rear rank man covers accurately his file leader. In all alignments, the file closers will preserve the distancc of two paces from the rear rank. ' The alignments being...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911040
  • 9781236911049