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Second Case
Now suppose the company is in column of squads at a h...

To Unload
Unload: Take the position of load, turn the safety lo...

Requisites Of A Good Defensive Position
If you were looking for a good defensive position, wh...

The Revenge Of The Gnomes
The Fairies decided to give a party one night, and i...

Support
Following the advance cavalry is the support, varying i...

Fire Control
We have just described what the captain directs. Now ...

Elevation
General rule for changing the elevation after hitting...

Machine Guns
Before the present European War, machine guns were cl...

Articles Of War
The Army is governed by the Articles of War, which ca...

Windage
The rear sight is set on a movable base so that it ca...





GENERAL ADVICE




How To Clean A Rifle And Bayonet
Get a rag and rub the heavy grease off; then get a soft pine stick, pointed at one end, and with this point remove the grease from the cracks, crevices and corners. Clean the bore from the breech. When the heavy grease has been remo...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

Mail
Mail is most often delayed because there is not sufficient information for the Postmaster on the envelope. The delivery of your mail will be delayed unless your letters are sent to the company and the regiment to which you belong. T...

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. ...

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...