SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY
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...
School Of The Company
The company in line is formed in double rank with the men arranged, as
far as practicable, according to height from right to left, the tallest
on the right.
The original division into squads is effected by the command: Count off.
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...
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).
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
Being in line...
2d Movement On The Moving Pivot
Being in line, to change direction: 1. Right (left) turn, 2. MARCH, 3:
Forward, 4. MARCH.
Executed as described in the School of the Squad, except that the men do
not glance toward the marching flank and that all take the full ste...
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...
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
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,
Fourth Movement Column Right
Being in column of squads, to change direction: 1. Column right (left),
At the second command the front rank of the leading squad turns to the
right on moving pivot as in the School of the Squad; the other ranks,