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

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

Mr Fox's Housewarming
Mr. Fox had been so much disturbed by Mr. Dog and hi...

Advice Regarding Habits
Your life in camp in regard to food, exercise, hours ...

Arm Signals
The following arm signals are prescribed. In making s...

The Little China Shepherdess
On the parlor mantel of a farmhouse stood little Chi...

Change Step
Being in march; 1. Change step, 2. MARCH. At the c...

Sixth Movement Right Front Into Line
Being in column of platoons or squads, to form line t...

Rules Governing The Carrying Of The Piece
Third. The cut-off is kept turned down, except when u...

Close Order Drills
For several days after reporting you will undergo man...





OFFICERS' RESERVE CORPS




Correct Procedure In Giving The Main Part Of A Field Order
1st. Give the information of the enemy and of our own supporting troops (i.e., those who may come to our assistance in case of need) to your subordinates that will give them a clear understanding of the problem and enable them intel...

Books
We recommend that all officers, non-commissioned officers and all privates who propose to work for advancement read the following books. All can probably be obtained from the Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D. C. Any other...

Ammunition
An infantry soldier goes into battle carrying 220 rounds of rifle ammunition. He habitually carries in his belt 100 rounds and when a fight is imminent he gets 120 rounds (2 bandoliers) from his combat train. He keeps 30 rounds in t...

Artillery
The chief duty of the artillery is to support the infantry. It does this in three ways: 1st, By firing at the hostile infantry. 2d, By putting out of action the hostile artillery so that it cannot fire at the infantry. 3d, By demoli...

Cavalry
This very important arm is the eye with which the general sees for many miles to the front and flank. In an advance it pushes ahead, combs the country for the enemy, disperses his cavalry, and thus protects the infantry in the rear....

Infantry
The infantry is the principal and most important arm, which is charged with the main work on the field of battle and it usually decides the final issue of the combat. (Field Service Regulations.) The role (duty or job) of the infant...

Selection Of A Camping Ground
Suppose that you were sent on ahead of troops on the march to select a camp ground for them, what big ideas should you bear in mind. 1. The ground should be large enough for the troops without crowding. In case of rain it should b...

Fire
There are three kinds of fire: (1) Volley Fire. Every one fires at the command FIRE. It is used at funerals and occasionally in the first part of an action when the enemy presents a large, compact target. (2) Fire At Will. In t...

Esprit De Corps
Have too much esprit de corps to complain of the length of the march, or to kick about the dust on the road. Be self-controlled. Don't boast of your ability to march on forever. Such remarks are depressing to a tired comrade who is ...

The Ration
A ration is the allowance (money) for the subsistence of one person for one day. It is based on the cost of a fixed amount of certain foods (such as meat, potatoes, bread, etc.) necessary for a workingman. As the cost of food in the...