The Volunteer's Hand Book; Containing an Abridgment of Hardee's Infantry Tactics, Adapted to the Use of the Percussion Musket in Squad and Company Exe

The Volunteer's Hand Book; Containing an Abridgment of Hardee's Infantry Tactics, Adapted to the Use of the Percussion Musket in Squad and Company Exe

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...route step, the chiefs of sections take the place of the guides on the directing flank, and are covered by the latter in the rear rank. 256. In column by company, platoon or section, the file-closers, not otherwise provided for, are In their proper places behind the rear rank of their respective subdivisions. Movements in Column. The company being in march by the right flank, the Instructor, wishing to form it into line, as a subdivision of column, will command: 1. By company, Into line. 2. MARCH. 257. At the command march, the covering sergeant will continue to march straight forward; the men will advance the right shoulder, take the double quick step, and move into line, by the shortest route, taking care to undouble the files, and to come on the line one after another. As the front rank men successively arrive in line with the covering sergeant, they will take the step from him, and then turn their eyes to the front. The rear rank will conform to the movements of their respective file leaders. The captain, as soon as the company is formed, will command guide left, place himself before the centre, face to the front and take the step of the company. At the command guide left, the second sergeant will promptly place himself in the front rank, on the left, to serve as guide. J 258. The company being in march by the left flank, this movement will be executed by the same commands, and according to the same principles: the company being formed, the captain will command guide right; the covering sergeant on the right of the front rank will serve as guide, and the second sergeant, placed on the left flank, will remain there. The company marching by the flank, the instructor will cause it to form platoons by the command: 1. By platoon, into line. 2....show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236583493
  • 9781236583499