Field exercise and evolutions of infantry

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Contents

Facings
10
Length of Step
12
Cadence
13
Position in Marching
14
Balance Step
15
Slow Step
18
Tho Halt
19
SECTIONS PAGE 16 Marking Time in the Slow Cadence
20
The Quick Step
21
The Side or Closing Step
22
Turning when on the March
23
SQUAD DRILL WITH INTERVALS OF SIX INCHES 23 Formation in Single Rank at Six Inches Distance
24
SQUAD DRILL IN CLOSE FILES 24 Single Rank in Close Files
25
Dressing when Halted
26
Marching to the Front and Rear
27
Wheeling of a Single Rank in Slow Time from the Halt
28
Changing Direction by the Wheel of a Single Rank on a Moveable Pivot
30
The Diagonal March
31
File Marching
32
Wheeling in File
33
Files forming Squad
34
The Side or Closing Step
35
SQUAD DRILL WITH ARMS IN SINGLE RANK 34 Position of the Soldier
36
Marching with Arms
37
SQUAD DRILL WITH ARMS IN TWO RANKS 39 Formation of Squad in Two Ranks
38
SECTIONS rAOB 42 Manual and Platoon Exercises and the different Modes of Firing
39
Open Order on the March
40
Wheeling from the Halt
41
File Marching
42
A Squad Marching to a Flank by Fours wheeling or forming to the Front the Reverse Flank or to the Right or Left about
45
The Diagonal March
46
GENERAL PRINCIPLES KOS rAOH L Soldiers to be formed in Company
48
Soldiers to know their Places
49
Establishment of a Company
50
Companies to be drilled as if with the Battalion
51
Assembling on Coverers
52
Officers to be drilled as Privates
53
General Rules
54
A COMPANY IN LINE AND COLUMN SECTIONS J Formation of a Company in Line
55
Formation of a Company in Column
57
Marching to the Front and Ret
58
SECTIONS FAOE
59
Wheeling backward by Subdivisions or Sections from
67
A Company in Column of Subdivisions or Sections form
73
Countermarching
77
SECTIONS PAGE
78
SQUARES
84
FORMATION AND EVOLUTIONS OF A BATTALION GENERAL PRINCIPLES MM PAGE I Application of Squad and Company Drill
90
Mounted Officers
91
Battalion Aides
92
Alignment and Points of Formation
94
Degrees of March
95
Inversion of Companies
96
Wheeling into Line from Open Column
99
nos PAGE I Formation of Lines
100
Marching in Line
101
Base Points and Covers
102
Formation and Movements SECTIONS 3 Formation of the Battalion in Line
103
A Battalion in Line taking Open Order and resuming Close Order
104
Advancing and Retiring in Line
106
Charging in Line
107
Advancing and Retiring by Wings
108
A Battalion in Line passing Obstacles
110
Battalions in Line relieving each other
112
COLUMN MOVEMENTS General Principles I Use and Advantages of Columns
113
Formation of Columns
114
Application of Double Columns
115
An Open Column forming Line in Inverted Order
157
A Battalion in Double Column forming Line to the
161
Quarter Distance Column 2245
163
A Battalion in Close or Quarter Distance Column Right
167
Formations
173
A Battalion in Quarter Distance Column extending to a Flank 2267
176
A Battalion in Line forming Square on any named
180
Battalion in Line forming Square Two deep
184
SECTIONS PAGE
188
A Battalion in Line changing Front on a Flank Company
193
A Battalion in Line changing Front on a Centre Com
197
A Battalion in Direct Echellon forming Line in
202
XOS PAGE
205
LIGHT INFANTRY MOVEMENTS OF A COMPANY
213
A Battalion in Quarter Distance Column extending Half its Companies Skirmishing Half in Support
226
A Battalion extending in Skirmishing Order from Line 2289
230
Reinforcing or Extending a Line of Skirmishers to a Flank
232
Closing on Supports
234
Closing on the Reserve
236
Flanking Parties
238
Advanced Guards
239
Formation of Rear Guards
245
Piquets and their Sentries
247
Formation in Line
257
Inversion of the Order of a Brigade or Division
265
A Brigade in Line of contiguous Battalion Columns
270
SECTIONS PAGE
274
A Brigade in double Column of Companies forming
281
DEPLOYMENTS
286
SECTIONS FAGE
287
Two Lines changing Front upon a central Point of
290
MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS INSPECTIONS OR REVIEWS SECTIONS PAGE 1 Inspection or Review of a Battalion
293
Review of Two or more Battalions
299
ROUTE MARCHING 3 The Order of March
303
Places of Officers
304
Halting when on the March 305
305
Defiling and increasing and diminishing Front
306
Regulations concerning Stragglers
307
Hurry and Stepping out to be prevented
308
FORMATION OF SQUADS FOR DRILL 10 Formation of a Battalion in Squads at Open Order for Squad Drill
309
SINGLE RANK AND SKELETON DRDLL 11 Battalion Drill in Single Rank
312
Relieving Guard
320
Marching Reliefs
322
SECTIONS PAGES 17 Sentries paying Compliments
324
Instruction of Recruits as Sentries
325
Directions for Funeral Parties
326
MANUAL AND PLATOON EXERCISES 22 The Manual Exercise for Troops armed with Long Rifles
331
The Manual Exercise for Troops armed with the Short Rifle
342
Time
349
Trailing Arms
350
Method of Piling Arms
351
The Platoon Exercise and different Firings for the Long and Short Rifle
353
To load and fire kneeling
364
Review Exercise
371
Independent or File Firing
374
Exercise to Receive Cavalry
375
To fire a Feu de Joie
377
INSPECTION OF ARMS
378
MUSKETRY INSTRUCTION 32 General Principles
381
Cleaning Arms
382
Theoretical Principles
383
Aiming Drill
384
SECTIONS PAGE 36 Position Drill
385
Blank Firing
386
Manufacture of Cartridges
387
Target Practice
388
Returns
389

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Page xxvii - Three, raise the arms outwards from the sides without bending the elbow, pressing the shoulders back, until the hands meet above the head, palms to the front, fingers pointing upwards, - thumbs locked, left thumb in front. On the word Four, bend over until the hands touch the feet, keeping the arms and knees straight, the head being
Page xxvi - till he is just able to distinguish the lower part of the face of the second man beyond him ; in so doing, care must be taken that he carries his body backward or forward with the feet, moving to his dressing with short quick steps, that his shoulders are kept perfectly square, and the position of
Page 18 - proceed in like manner, and so on to the left. The faces of the men, and not their breasts or feet, are the line of dressing. Each man is to be able just to distinguish the lower part of the face of the second . man beyond him.
Page 328 - line with the mouth, the wrist on the trigger guard, the left elbow close to the butt, the right elbow and butt close to the body. Bring the rifle down with a quick motion as low as the right hand will admit without constraint, and grasp it with the left hand, the little finger
Page 209 - the remainder will rise, face towards it, and close at quick time, halting, fronting, ordering arms, and standing at ease in succession as they arrive at their places ; the officers will remain in the rear unless directed to take post. The file on which the skirmishers close, may be faced in any direction; the
Page 8 - When steady, on the word Rear, the left foot will be brought gently back (without a jerk), till the toe is in line with the right heel, the left knee a little bent. The left foot in this position will not be so flat as when in front; the toe
Page xxiv - the hips rather drawn back, and the breast advanced, but without constraint; the body straight and inclining forward, so that the weight of it may bear principally on the fore part of the feet; the head to be erect, and the eyes
Page 378 - should not incline to the right or left. 2. That the line of sight should be taken along the centre of the notch of the back-sight and the top of the fore-sight, which should cover the middle of the mark aimed at. 3. That the eye should be fixed steadfastly on the mark aimed at, and not on the
Page 4 - about, three-quarters face, upon which he will bring the ball of the right foot (not the ball of the toe) to the left heel, or the right heel to the ball of the left foot, and will make a three-quarters face in the given direction, in the same manner as . he faces about.
Page 207 - In extending, as a general rule, it is the business of the rear rank man of each file to regulate the distance, and of the front rank man to look to the direction. The number of paces that files are to extend from each other may be specified in the caution by the commander, thus :—THREE PACES

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