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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
Advice Regarding Habits
Your life in camp in regard to food, exercise, hours of sleep,
surroundings, and comforts, will differ greatly from that you lead as a
civilian. You will submit your body to a sudden, severe, physical test.
In order to prepare your ...
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...
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...
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
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.