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

Range-finding Instrument
Each company is equipped with a range-finding instrum...

Obstacles
The main object in placing obstacles in front of a de...

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

Back Step
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Backward, 2. MARCH. ...

When Jack Frost Was Young
Not that he is old now, for Jack is a snappy, bright...

Preparation
Before going out the patrol commander will make a car...

What To Bring
1. Travel light. Bring only the bare necessities ...

Manual Of Arms
To acquire proficiency in the Manual of Arms, you sho...

Close Order Drills
For several days after reporting you will undergo man...





TABLES OF ORGANIZATION




Clip Fire
Turn the cut-off up: fire at will (reloading from the magazine) until the cartridges in the piece are exhausted; turn the cut-off down; fill magazine; reload and take the position of suspend firing. ...

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...

Infantry Drill Regulations 1911
FOR USE WITH THE UNITED STATES RIFLE, MODEL, 1917 (ENFIELD) For troops armed with the United States rifle, Model 1917 (Enfield), the alternative paragraphs published herewith will govern. By order of the Security of War: ...

Rules Governing The Carrying Of The Piece
Third. The cut-off is kept turned down, except when using the magazine. Being at order arms: 1. Unfix, BAYONET. If the bayonet scabbard is carried on the belt: Take the position of parade rest, grasp the handle of the bayonet fi...

Fill Magazine
Take the position of load, if not already there, open the gate of the magazine with the right thumb, take five cartridges from the box or belt, and place them, with the bullets to the front, in the magazine, turning the barrel slightl...

Gas
Most of the gas used on the battlefield today is deadly. When a gas shell explodes there are two kinds of men: Quick men and Dead men. The quick men put on their gas masks, which contain chemicals that neutralize the poisonous air. ...

Company Inspection
Being in line at a halt: 1. OPEN RANKS, 2. MARCH. At the command march the front rank executes right dress; the rear rank and the file closers march backward 4 steps, halt, and execute right dress; the lieutenants pass around thei...

Infantry Battalion
Four companies of infantry. (There are three battalions in a regiment of infantry.) ...

Cease Firing
Firing stops; pieces not already there are brought to the position of load, the cut-off turned down if firing from magazine, the cartridge is drawn or the empty shell is ejected, the trigger is pulled, sights are laid down, and the pi...

Information For Schools And Colleges Armed With Rifles Model 1898
War Department, Office of the Chief of Staff, Washington, December 2, 1911. The Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911, have been prepared for the use of troops armed with the United States magazine rifle, model 1903. For the guidan...