Field exercise and evolutions of infantry

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Contents

Saluting
9
Facings MARCHING
10
Length of Step
12
Cadence 9 The Plummet and Pace Stick
13
Position in Marching
14
Balance Step
15
SECTIONS
17
Slow Step
18
The Halt 14 Stepping out 15 Stepping short
19
The Quick Step
21
Marching to the Front and Rear
27
Wheeling in File
33
Position Drill
36
SECTIONS
37
of Firing 43 Marching to the Front and Rear
39
Open Order on the March 45 Marching in Quick and Double Time 46 Marking Time Stepping Out Stepping Short Chang ing Feet Stepping Back a...
40
Wheeling from the Halt 48 Wheeling on a Moveable Pivot 49 The Diagonal March
41
File Marching 51 Wheeling in File 52 Squad in Files forming to the Front the Reverse Flank and to the Right or Left about 53 The Formation of F...
42
A Squad Marching to a Flank by Fours wheeling or forming to the Front the Reverse Flank or to the Right or Left about
45
The Diagonal March 57 Breaking off Files
46
PART II
48
Soldiers to know their Places IV Formation and Tellingoff of a Company V Supernumerary Rank
49
Establishment of a Company VII Relative Proportion of Paces to Files VIII Application of Squad Drill
50
Companies to be drilled as if with the Battalion X Companies to be exercised by their own Officers XI Company to exercise on Rough Ground XII D...
51
Assembling on Coverers XIV Marching on Points and judging Distance
52
Officers to be drilled as Privates XVI Officers to be perfectly instructed in their Duty XVII Young Officers to be examined before they are dis misse...
53
General Rules
54
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54
A COMPANY IN LINE AND COLUMN SECTIONS 1 Formation of a Company in Line
55
Formation of a Company in Column
57
Marching to the Front and Res 4 Open Order on the March
58
SECTIONS PAGE
59
Wheeling backward by Subdivisions or Sections from
67
A Company in Column of Subdivisions or Sections form
73
Countermarching
77
SECTIONS PAGE
78
SQUARES
84
FORMATION AND EVOLUTIONS OF A BATTALION GENERAL PRINCIPLES NOS PAGE 1 Application of Squad and Company Drill
90
Giving Points
91
Battalion Aides
92
Alignment and Points of Formation
94
Degrees of March IX Bayonets to be fixed X Covering Serjeants XI Order of Companies to be changed XII Inversion of Companies
95
A Battalion dispersed reassembling XIV Colour Party A BATTALION ON PARADE SECTIONS 1 Formation of a Battalion on Parade in open Colu...
96
Wheeling into Line from Open Column
99
GENERAL PRINCIPLES
100
COLUMN MOVEMENTS
113
Formation of a Battalion in open Column
116
An Open Column forming Line in Inverted Order
157
A Battalion in Double Column forming Line to
158
Quarter Distance Column 2245
158
A Battalion in Close or Quarter Distance Column Right
165
xos PAGE
172
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177
A Battalion in Line or Echellon forming Company
181
Companies or Parts of a Company in Echellon to
188
A Battalion in Line changing Front on a Flank Company
193
A Battalion in Line changing Front on a Centre Com
197
A Battalion in Direct Echellon forming Line in
200
PART IV
205
Relative Strength of Skirmishers Supports and Reserves
206
Relative Distances
207
Time of Movement
208
Words of Command and Bugle Sounds
209
LIGHT INFANTRY MOVEMENTS OF A COMPANY SECTIONS 1 Extending
213
Closing
215
Squares
216
Advancing in Skirmishing Order
217
Inclining to a Flank
218
Firing in Skirmishing Order
220
A Battalion in Quarter Distance Column extending Half its Companies Skirmishing Half in Support
226
A Battalion extending in Skirmishing Order from Line 2289
230
Reinforcing or Extending a Line of Skirmishers to a Flank
232
Closing on Supports
232
Closing on the Reserve
232
Flanking Parties
234
ADVANCED AND REAR GUARDS 21 Advanced Guards
239
INSPECTIONS OR REVIEWS
242
Formation of Rear Guards
245
Piquets and their Sentries
247
GENERAL PRINCIPLES
256
BRIGADE MOVEMENTS OF CONTIGUOUS COLUMNS
266
A Brigade in Line of contiguous Battalion Close
270
SECTIONS PAGE
274
A Brigade in double Column of Companies forming
281
A Brigade in Line of contiguous Columns deploying
284
First Line
290
ROUTE MARCHING
303
FORMATION OF SQUADS FOR DRILL
309
Relieving Guard
320
FUNERALS
326
The Manual Exercise for Troops armed with the Short
342
Trailing Arms
350
Review Exercise
371
To fire a Feu de Joie
377

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Page xxvii - Three, raise the arms outwards from the sides without bending the elbow, pressing the shoulders back, until the hands meet above the head, palms to the front, fingers pointing upwards, - thumbs locked, left thumb in front. On the word Four, bend over until the hands touch the feet, keeping the arms and knees straight, the head being
Page xxvi - till he is just able to distinguish the lower part of the face of the second man beyond him ; in so doing, care must be taken that he carries his body backward or forward with the feet, moving to his dressing with short quick steps, that his shoulders are kept perfectly square, and the position of
Page 18 - proceed in like manner, and so on to the left. The faces of the men, and not their breasts or feet, are the line of dressing. Each man is to be able just to distinguish the lower part of the face of the second . man beyond him.
Page 328 - line with the mouth, the wrist on the trigger guard, the left elbow close to the butt, the right elbow and butt close to the body. Bring the rifle down with a quick motion as low as the right hand will admit without constraint, and grasp it with the left hand, the little finger
Page 209 - the remainder will rise, face towards it, and close at quick time, halting, fronting, ordering arms, and standing at ease in succession as they arrive at their places ; the officers will remain in the rear unless directed to take post. The file on which the skirmishers close, may be faced in any direction; the
Page xxix - When steady, on the word Rear, the left foot will be brought gently back (without a jerk), till the toe is in line with the right heel, the left knee a little bent. The left foot in this position will not be so flat as when in front; the toe
Page xxiv - the hips rather drawn back, and the breast advanced, but without constraint; the body straight and inclining forward, so that the weight of it may bear principally on the fore part of the feet; the head to be erect, and the eyes
Page 378 - should not incline to the right or left. 2. That the line of sight should be taken along the centre of the notch of the back-sight and the top of the fore-sight, which should cover the middle of the mark aimed at. 3. That the eye should be fixed steadfastly on the mark aimed at, and not on the
Page xxix - about, three-quarters face, upon which he will bring the ball of the right foot (not the ball of the toe) to the left heel, or the right heel to the ball of the left foot, and will make a three-quarters face in the given direction, in the same manner as . he faces about.
Page 207 - In extending, as a general rule, it is the business of the rear rank man of each file to regulate the distance, and of the front rank man to look to the direction. The number of paces that files are to extend from each other may be specified in the caution by the commander, thus :—THREE PACES

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