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Water
Fill your canteen each evening, as the water wagons s...

Rear Guards
The rear guard is charged with the important duty of ...

Advance Cavalry
The advance cavalry is that part of the advance-guard c...

Side Step
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Right (left) step, 2...

Preliminary Instruction
Your preliminary instructions and their purposes are ...

To Enter The Reserve Officers' Corps
The President is authorized, under such regulations a...

The Windflower's Story
One day a little Windflower growing in a garden hear...

Support
Following the advance cavalry is the support, varying i...

Bullet Wound
If you receive a bullet wound, don't get excited or l...

Burns
Do not pull the clothing from the burnt part, but rip...





SCHOOL OF THE SQUAD




To Form The Squad
To form the squad the instructor places himself 3 paces in front of where the center is to be and commands: Fall in. The men assemble at attention, pieces at the order, and are arranged by the corporal in double rank, as nearly as...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

Definitions
Deploy. To extend the front. A squad deploys when it goes As skirmishers. A company likewise deploys when it goes from column into line. File. Two men, the front rank man and the corresponding man in the rear rank. The front rank...

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...