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Army Slang
The following army slang is universally employed: ...

Freezing And Frostbite
Symptom: The part frozen appears white or bluish and ...

General Ideas And Rules For Solving Military Problems
The cave man knocked over his foe with a rude club. T...

Distance From The Main Body
While the distance between these two bodies should be...

The Fire Attack
The fire attack commences when the infantry in the fi...

The Officers' Reserve Corps In War
In time of actual or threatened hostilities the Presi...

The Assembly
The captain takes his post in front of, or designates...

Cautions
1. Act quickly but quietly. Be calm and quiet. Don't ...

Camp Sanitation
In camp you are really your brother's keeper. It is the...

Mr Crow Goes And Tells
Mr. Coon and Mr. Possum lived near each other in the...





SCHOOL OF THE SQUAD




To Dismiss The Squad
Being at a halt: 1. Inspection, 2. ARMS, 3. Port, 4. ARMS, 5. DISMISSED. Make a point of becoming sufficiently familiar with the different parts of the rifle to obey the following general rules governing the manual. The followi...

Close Order Drills
For several days after reporting you will undergo many hours of close order drill. You will ask yourself, Why is all this mental and physical strain necessary when these exercises are not used in battle? The answer is: they are disc...

The Assembly
Being deployed: 1. Assemble, 2. MARCH. The men move toward the corporal and form in their proper places. If the corporal continues to advance, the men move in double time, form, and follow him. The assembly while marching to ...

To Increase Or Diminish Intervals
If assembled, and it is desired to deploy at greater than the normal interval; or if deployed, and it is desired to increase or decrease the interval: 1. As skirmishers, (so many) paces, 2. MARCH. Intervals are taken at the indica...

The Oblique March
For the instruction of recruits, the squad being in column or correctly aligned, the instructor causes the squad to face half right (or half left), points out to the men their relative positions, and explains that these are to be ma...

To Deploy As Skirmishers
Being in any formation, assembled: 1. As skirmishers, 2. MARCH. The corporal places himself in front of the squad, if not already there. Moving at a run, the men place themselves abreast of the corporal at half-pace intervals. Nos...

Loadings And Firings
The commands for loading and firing are the same whether standing, kneeling, or lying down. The firings are always executed at a halt. When kneeling or lying down in double rank, the rear rank does not load, aim, or fire. The i...

To Load
Being in line or skirmish line at halt: 1. With dummy (blank or ball) cartridges, 2. LOAD. At the command load each front-rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to the right, about 1 foot, to such posit...

To Follow The Corporal
Being assembled or deployed, to march the squad without unnecessary commands, the corporal places himself in front of it and commands: FOLLOW ME. If in line or skirmish line, No. 2 of the front rank follows in the track of the corp...

Alignments
To align the squad, the base file or files having been established: 1. Right (left), 2. DRESS, 3. FRONT. At the command dress, all men place the left hand upon the hip (whether dressing to the right or left); each man, except the ...