Route Step And At Ease
Categories: SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual
The column of squads is the habitual column of route, but route step
and at ease are applicable to any marching formation.
To march at route step: 1. Route step, 2. MARCH. Sabers are carried at
will or in the scabbard; the men carry their pieces at will, keeping the
muzzles elevated; they are not required to preserve silence, nor to keep
the step. The ranks cover and preserve their distance. If halted from
route step, the men stand at rest.
To march at ease: 1. At ease, 2. MARCH.
The company marches as in route step, except that silence is preserved
when hated, the men remain at ease.
Marching at route step or at ease: 1. Company, 2. ATTENTION.
At the command attention the pieces are brought to the right shoulder
and the cadenced step in quick time is resumed.