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Unload
All take the position of load, turn the cut-off up, if ...

Elevation
General rule for changing the elevation after hitting...

To Load
Being in line or skirmish line at halt: 1. With dummy...

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

The Service Of Security
Security has the same meaning in the military world...

Sallie Hicks's Forefinger
Sallie Hicks was a little girl who was good most of ...

1st Movement On The Fixed Pivot
Being in line, to turn the company: 1. Company right ...

Books
We recommend that all officers, non-commissioned offi...

Preparing A Defensive Position
Now let us suppose ourselves as part of a battalion t...

Field Orders
Field orders, whether written or oral, should follow ...





THE THEORY OF SECURITY




Distribution Of Troops
The proximity and conduct of the enemy control, to a large extent, the formation of a rear guard. When it is not necessary to withdraw in deployed lines, the greater part of the rear guard marches on the road in column of route, tak...

General Principles
Security embraces all those measures taken by a command to protect itself from observation, annoyance, or surprise by the enemy. Ordinarily this security is provided in part by cavalry. But as a command is not always preceded by c...

Rear Guard Of An Advancing Force
If there is a possibility that the rear of the column may be attacked, a rear guard of suitable strength and composition is provided, its conduct is practically the same as that of the rear guard of a retreating force. It generally ...

Distances
The distance of the rear guard from the main body and between the fractions of the rear guard are about the same as in the case of an advance guard. If marching at night, the rear guard draws nearer the main body. ...

Advance Guard Of A Small Command
In forming the advance guard of a command smaller than a brigade, the foregoing distribution is modified, depending upon the situation. A company or troop usually sends forward only a point, a battalion or squadron, an advance party...

Advance Guards
An advance guard is a detachment of the main body which precedes and covers it on the march. Its duties are: (1) To guard against surprise and furnish information by reconnoitering to the front and flanks. (2) To push back s...

Support
Following the advance cavalry is the support, varying in strength from one fourth to one half of the advance guard. In mixed commands it consists of infantry, to which engineers may be attached. If there is no advance cavalry, some ca...

Distribution Of Troops
An advance-guard order generally describes the following distribution of troops: Advance cavalry. Support. Reserve. The manner in which the advance-guard cavalry is employed depends upon the situation. Its proper ...

Strength And Composition
The strength of a rear guard depends upon the nature of the country and the strength and character of the pursuing force. It can not, like the advance guard, count on the support of the main body. Machine guns are especially usefu...

Establishing The Outpost
The outpost is posted as quickly as possible, so that the troops can the sooner obtain rest. Until the leading outpost troops are able to assume their duties, temporary protection, known as the march outpost, is furnished by the nea...