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Reports To Be Made
Officers in the Officers' Reserve Corps are required ...

Final Suggestions
Don't be profane or tell questionable stories to your...

The Eatyoup
Dicky Duck was a very wise young fellow. He swam ab...

Meeting Engagements
When two hostile forces suddenly meet we have what is...

Clip Fire
Turn the cut-off up: fire at will (reloading from the m...

Advantages Of The Attack
(1) You can elect the point of attack while the defen...

Miscellaneous Information
For convenience, military information is considered u...

The Theory Of The Defensive
The defensive is divided into the purely passive defe...

Company Inspection
Being in line at a halt: 1. OPEN RANKS, 2. MARCH. ...

Advance Guard Of A Small Command
In forming the advance guard of a command smaller tha...





The Plattsburg Manual




A Final Word
Now it is proper to consider your relation to your immediate superiors. You have no business commanding unless you have first learned how to obey. The finer the training and caliber of an officer, the more sensitive is he to the w...

Meeting Engagements
When two hostile forces suddenly meet we have what is termed a meeting engagement. Very little or no reconnaissance is possible. There is an absence of trenches. Both sides deploy rapidly. The smaller the force the more frequently w...

Close Order
In column of squads, each rank preserves the alignment toward the side of the guide. Men in the line of file closers do not execute loadings and firings. ...

A Model Order For An Advance
Field Orders Hq. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, No. 6 Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Three inch Leavenworth 20 Aug. '08, 8 P. M. Map ...

Rules For Guides
A guide is a noncommissioned officer or a private upon whom the company regulates its march. It is not difficult for an inexperienced man learn, with a little practice, the duties and the correct positions of a guide. Remember the...

The Difference Between Strategy And Tactics
Strategy is generalship in its broadest conception. A strategist conceives and projects campaigns. He determines where armies and navies are to be sent. He is not concerned with the handling or manoeuvers of armies and fleets. He tu...

General Advice
To become a first-class drillmaster is desirable and necessary. But, being one, you are not to be intrusted with the command of troops in the field unless you have gone much farther than that. To become an excellent drillmaster mean...

The Fire Attack
The principles governing the advance of the firing line in attack are considered in the chapters on Attack and Defense. When it becomes impracticable for the company to advance as a whole by ordinary means, it advances by rushes. ...

Officers Reserver Corps
To make it possible to fill the gaps made in the Regular Army, by the heavy loss of commissioned officers which is inevitable in time of war and to make it possible to train large volunteer armies which are called into existence w...

Cavalry
This very important arm is the eye with which the general sees for many miles to the front and flank. In an advance it pushes ahead, combs the country for the enemy, disperses his cavalry, and thus protects the infantry in the rear....