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First Aid To The Injured
In the army, as in civilian life, you are very often ...

Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficient...

This very important arm is the eye with which the gen...

The rear sight is set on a movable base so that it ca...

Infantry Battalion
Four companies of infantry. (There are three battalio...

Each applicant for a commission in the Reserve Corps ...

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

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

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

Freezing And Frostbite
Symptom: The part frozen appears white or bluish and ...

General Advice

The United States is divided geographically into military departments
with a general officer commanding each department. The departments and
their headquarters are as follows:

(1) The Northeastern Department, with headquarters at Boston,

(2) The Eastern Department, with headquarters at Governors Island,
New York.

(3) The Southeastern Department, with Headquarters at Charleston,
South Carolina.

(4) The Central Department, with Headquarters at Chicago, Illinois.

(5) The Southern Department, with Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston,

(6) The Western Department, with Headquarters at San Francisco,

Overseas { (7) The Philippine Department, with Headquarters at
Departments { Manila.
{ (8) The Hawaiian Department, Departments with
{ Headquarters at Honolulu, Hawaii.

(For States comprising each department, see Appendix)

If you are a civilian and desire any information in regard to the army,
any training camps, the officers' reserve corps, or any military
legislation or orders affecting you, write to the Commanding General
of the Department in which you live. Address your letter to him at his

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