SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY
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...
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).
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.
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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...
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
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...