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Preparation
Before going out the patrol commander will make a car...

What The Flowers Told Martha
Martha was visiting her grandmother, who lived in th...

Whistle Signals
There are only two kinds of whistle signals; a short ...

Information For Schools And Colleges Armed With Rifles Model 1898
War Department, Office of the Chief of Staff, Was...

First Aid To The Injured
In the army, as in civilian life, you are very often ...

Morning-glory
Once upon a time there was a very little Morning-glo...

Infantry
The infantry is the principal and most important arm,...

Back Step
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Backward, 2. MARCH. ...

Estimating Distances By Sound
Sound travels at the rate of about 366 yards a second...

Quick Time
Being at a halt, to march forward in quick time: 1. F...





GENERAL ADVICE




What To Do On Your Arrival
There is a general rule of procedure to follow in reporting for duty at any post or training camp. 1. If you receive an order directing you to report for duty at a camp or post at a certain specified time, read it carefull...

Dress
The uniform you will wear stands for Duty, Honor, and Country. You should not disgrace it by the way you wear it or by your conduct any more than you would trample the flag of the United States of America under foot. You must consta...

Friends
There are a few men in all companies who play, loaf, and who are constantly in trouble. As the good men in each company will not become friendly with them, they seek their acquaintances among the new men on whom they have a baneful ...

General Advice
The United States is divided geographically into military departments with a general officer commanding each department. The departments and their headquarters are as follows: (1) The Northeastern Department, with headquarters ...

Saluting
The military salute is universal. It is at foundation but a courteous recognition between two individuals of their common fellowship in the same honorable profession, the profession of arms. Regulations require that it be rendered b...

Army Slang
The following army slang is universally employed: Bunkie--the soldier who shares the shelter half or tent of a comrade in the field. A bunkie looks after his comrade's property in the event the latter is absent. ...

What To Bring
1. Travel light. Bring only the bare necessities of life with you. Don't bring a trunk. Enlisted men (not officers) will be supplied with all necessary uniforms and underwear. This includes shoes. 2. Bring a pair o...

Rules Of Conduct For Camp Life
The first few days will be easy and profitable if you will read carefully and adhere to the following plan of procedure: 1. Get up at the first note of reveille and get quickly into proper uniform. 2. Get within two...

Inoculations And Vaccination
As soon as you become a member of the army, whether as a private or as an officer, you will receive the typhoid prophylaxis inoculation and be vaccinated against smallpox. ...

A Disciplined Soldier
You will be expected to become quickly amenable both mentally and physically to discipline. A clear conception on your part of what drills are disciplinary in character and what discipline really is, will help you to become a discip...