SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY
Facing Or Marching To The Rear
Being in line, line of platoons, or in column of platoons or squads, to
face or march to the rear: 1. Squads right (left) about, 2. MARCH; or,
1. Squads right (left) about, 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT.
Executed by each squad as ...
Rules For Deployments
The command guide right (left or center) indicates the base squad for
the deployment; if in line it designates the actual right (left or
center) squad; if in column the command guide right (left) designates
the leading squad, and the ...
Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficiently advanced, you
will be given extended order drill, which will teach you the formations
used in battle, and how a firing line is controlled. They are executed
Sixth Movement Right Front Into Line
Being in column of platoons or squads, to form line to the front: 1.
Right (left) front into line, 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT, 5. FRONT.
(Right [left] front into line means move to the right of the front and
get into line. It i...
Rules For Guides
A guide is a noncommissioned officer or a private upon whom the company
regulates its march.
It is not difficult for an inexperienced man learn, with a little
practice, the duties and the correct positions of a guide. Remember the...
In column of squads, each rank preserves the alignment toward the side
of the guide.
Men in the line of file closers do not execute loadings and firings.
There are only two kinds of whistle signals; a short last and a long
blast. A short blast means pay attention, or look out for a signal or
A long blast means stop firing for a minute (suspend firing).
1st Movement On The Fixed Pivot
Being in line, to turn the company: 1. Company right (left), 2. MARCH,
3. Company, 4. HALT; or, 3. Forward, 4. MARCH.
[Illustration: SHOWING MOVEMENT HALF COMPLETED]
Notice that the part of the company which has not completed th...
These exercises, as well as combat exercises, are for instruction in
duties incident to campaign. To receive the maximum benefit from them
you must know the assumed situation of each exercise.
Suppose the company to be in line.
1. Squads right. The guides go to the left flank.
2. Right by squads. The guides go to the left flank.
3. Squads left. The guides go to the right flank.