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Correct Procedure In Giving The Main Part Of A Field Order

Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual

1st. Give the information of the enemy and of our own supporting

troops (i.e., those who may come to our assistance in case of need) to

your subordinates that will give them a clear understanding of the

problem and enable them intelligently to cooperate with you.

2d. Now state what you are going to do. That is to say, give your


3d. Next, how you are going to put that plan into effect. That is, the

assignment of duties to each subordinate.

4th. Give instructions for the ammunition trains, stations for the

slightly wounded, etc.

5th. State where you can be found or where messages may be sent.