Cavalry Tactics..., Volume 3

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1862 - Cavalry
 

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Page 67 - A part of the column having changed direction to the right, to form line to the left, the major commands: 1.
Page 50 - The wheel being nearly completed they command, HALT. The movement is executed at the same time in each squadron as prescribed, No 337. If the Colonel wishes the column to move forward immediately he commands, after three-fourths of the wheel: 4. FORWARD. If the Colonel command, platoons right wheel — Column right, (or kft, &c ,) the wheels being nearly completed, the Captains command, FORWARD, the Colonel omitting it.
Page 10 - If it should happen that a command is not heard, each captain commanding conforms as promptly as possible to the movements of the squadron which precedes him in the direction of the formation or breaking. The captains commanding, after having commanded TRONT, remain at the point to which they went to align their squadron, and, as well as the second captains, do not resume their place in line until the colonel commands FHONT.
Page 10 - In the case of successive movements, they repeat the preparatory commands sufficiently soon to give that of execution at the moment when the movement should commence in their squadron. If an evolution requires a particular movement of some squadron, the captain commands this movement instead of repeating the preparatory command given by the colonel. The commands of execution are repeated simultaneously by the field officers. They are repeated in the same manner by the captains commanding, except...
Page 9 - The eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth, to the fourth principal disposition. 765. — The captain places himself at the point from whence his command can be most distinctly heard. The. commands ATTENTION and FRONT are not repeated. the preparatory commands are immediately repeated by the field officers. The guide being on the left, when the right is in front, and on the right, when the left is in front, the colonel does not announce it ; he may, however, remind them of it when he thinks...
Page 10 - ... wishes the guide on the side opposite to the established rule, he announces it in his command In each case the indication of the guide is repeated by the field officers and the Captains. When a line or column is to move at the same time by the same movement, the Captains immediately repeat the preparatory commands. In the case of successive movements, they repeat the preparatory commands sufficiently soon to give that of execution at the moment when the movement should commence in their squadron....
Page 31 - At the second command, repeated by the field officers and by the captain commanding the first squadron, the chief of- the first platoon commands : 1. Platoon forward ; 2. Guide left. At the command MARCH, repeated by these four officers, the movement is made in the first squadron, as it is prescribed, No.
Page 84 - ... the next squadron on the right or left, by wheeling by platoons to the right or left, doubling the pace. He restores it to its place in line, when he has passed the obstacle. 909. — The regiment marching in line, to halt it, the . colonel commands : 1. Attention. 2. Squadrons. 3. HALT. 4. Right (or left) — DRESS. The three last commands are repeated by the field officers and the captains commanding.
Page 10 - ... posted on the new line of direction of the guides, a little beyond the new position of the most distant squadron from the one which determines the movement. In the flank movement he always marks the nearest flank of the new position. The field officer at the rear of the column superintends his placing. The guide being on the left, when the right is in front, and on the right, when the left is in front, it is not announced ; the Colonel may, however, remind them of it when he thinks proper; but...
Page 52 - At the command counter-march — by the right flank, the assistant instructor places himself facing to the rear at 6 paces from the rear rank, and in such a position that the trooper who is to be placed on his left may find himself in the direction of the left file of the platoon. The file-closer...

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