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Establishing The Outpost
The outpost is posted as quickly as possible, so that...

The Officers' Reserve Corps In Peace
During peace the Secretary of War can order any Reser...

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

Signals And Codes
1. GENERAL SERVICE CODE. (INTERNATIONAL MORSE CODE.) ...

What The Flowers Told Martha
Martha was visiting her grandmother, who lived in th...

Withdrawal From Action
The withdrawal of a defeated force can generally be e...

How To Clean A Rifle And Bayonet
Get a rag and rub the heavy grease off; then get a so...

Composition
A mixed outpost is composed principally of infantry. ...

Old North Wind
Old North Wind lived away up in the North Pole Land ...

Definitions
Deploy. To extend the front. A squad deploys when it ...





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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...