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The Playroom Wedding
Paper Doll had been the maid of honor, but she did n...

Company Inspection
Being in line at a halt: 1. OPEN RANKS, 2. MARCH. ...

Stopping Bleeding
If the blood is dark blue and the stream is continuou...

General Principles
Security embraces all those measures taken by a comma...

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

Pussy Willow's Furs
Miss Pussy Willow put on her furs one day in March a...

Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficient...

Drowning
Being under water for over four or five minutes is ge...

Ammunition
An infantry soldier goes into battle carrying 220 rou...

Facing Or Marching To The Rear
Being in line, line of platoons, or in column of plat...





SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY




Route Step And At Ease
The column of squads is the habitual column of route, but route step and at ease are applicable to any marching formation. To march at route step: 1. Route step, 2. MARCH. Sabers are carried at will or in the scabbard; the men car...

Second Case
Now suppose the company is in column of squads at a halt. It is desired to form a skirmish line to the front: 1. As skirmishers, guide right (left), 2. MARCH. At the command march, the corporal of the first, or leading squad, dep...

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...

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 at ease. We shou...

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 ...

Stack And Take Arms
The subject of stack and take arms is less important than the rest of this chapter. It is difficult to be learned from a book. Your company commander will explain it to you. It is given here to serve as a reference. Being in line...

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 ...

The Assembly
The captain takes his post in front of, or designates, the element on which the company is to assemble and commands: 1. Assemble, 2. MARCH. If in skirmish line the men move promptly toward the designated point and the company is r...

To Diminish The Front Of A Column Of Squads
Being in column of squads: 1. Right (left) by twos, 2. MARCH. At the command march all files except the two right files on the leading squad execute in Place Halt; the two left files of the leading squads oblique to the right when d...

The Advance
The advance of a company into an engagement whether for attack or defense) is conducted in close order, preferably column of squads, until the probability of encountering hostile fire makes it advisable to deploy. After deployment, ...