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To Halt
To arrest the march in quick or double time: 1. Squad...

To Dismiss The Squad
Being at a halt: 1. Inspection, 2. ARMS, 3. Port, 4. ...

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

The Peacock Butterflies
Plain little Miss Butterfly sat on a bush one day, w...

Fire Direction
A company that cannot start firing or stop firing, th...

Strength And Composition
Subject to variation according to the situation, one ...

Chafing
Treatment: Keep parts dry, use talcum powders and k...

Distribution Of Troops
An advance-guard order generally describes the follow...

Little Never-upset
Little Never-upset was a roly-poly fellow, with weig...

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. ...

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: ...

To Unload
Unload: Take the position of load, turn the safety lock up and move the bolt alternately backward and forward until all the cartridges are ejected. After the last cartridge is ejected the chamber is closed by pressing the follower d...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Unload
All take the position of load, turn the cut-off up, if not already there, turn the safety lock to the left, and alternately open and close the chamber until all the cartridges are ejected. After the last cartridge is ejected the chamb...

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...

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