SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY
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.
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
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 ...
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.
To Form The Company
At the sounding of the assembly the first sergeant takes position 6
paces in front of where the center of the company is to be, faces it,
draws saber, and commands: Fall in.
The right guide of the company places himself, facing to...
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...
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...
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 ...
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,
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.