There are three kinds of fire:

(1) Volley Fire. Every one fires at the command FIRE. It is used at

funerals and occasionally in the first part of an action when the enemy

presents a large, compact target.

(2) Fire At Will. In this each soldier fires, loads, and fires again

independently of the others. He fires fast or slow as the occasion


(3) Clip Fire. The soldier stops firing when he has finished his clip

of five cartridges. This assists in preventing an undue expenditure of

ammunition and in abating excitement.