General regulations and instructions for the ten troops of Wiltshire yeomanry

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T. Egerton, 1798 - 92 pages

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Page 62 - Ihouid give, and the general intention of the required movement ; but he fhould be matter of the principles, on which each is made ; and of the faults that may be committed, in order to avoid them himfelf, and to inftrucT: others.
Page 37 - INCLINE ! each man makes a half face on his horfe's fore feet, by which means each will appear to be half a head behind his flank leader ; and the whole will look to the hand to which they are to incline. The leading officer on the flank, with a glance of his eye, afcertaining his points, marches fteadily upon them, at whatever pace is ordered.
Page 58 - Bodies, in the full Extent of his Voice; by fuch Bodies he muft not only be heard, but by the Leaders of others, who are dependent on his Motions — The Juftnefs of Execution, and the Confidence of the...
Page 40 - Though in flow movements of the line or fquadron, and on a march, the Walk ! is the common pace ufed, yet, in general, all changes of pofition and manoeuvres fhould be made at the 'Trot or Gallop, according to circumftances, beginning gently to avoid hurry, and ending gently to avoid confufion in forming. The intermediate times of fuch movement may be conducted with rapidity, and much depends on the eye of the officer, and well timing the words of command. Great bodies, confiftent with perfect order,...
Page 65 - MARCH IN LINE, DIRECTION, AND ALIGNMENT. THE March of the Line in front is the most difficult and most important of all movements. It is requisite near the enemy, and immediately precedes the attack. In proportion to the extent of front and rapidity required, does the difficulty increase, therefore too much exactness in the execution of it cannot be observed.
Page 70 - H or direct changes of fituation, which a battalion, or a more confiderable corps already formed in line, may be obliged to make to the front or rear, or on a particular fixed di.vifion of the line.
Page 58 - ... on his motions. — The juftnefs of execution, and the confidence of the foldier...
Page 70 - ... the body forward, or when one's own is to be covered by throwing it backward. — The advantages attending them are, the preferving a general front during the march, and...
Page 11 - The Standard in this plate is represented the same as in Heavy Cavalry ; but it is recommended to have the Standard carried by the right Guide of the Left Troop. 12. The Squadron being formed at " Close Order," if " Order" is to be taken, the Commanding Officer gives the word " Rear Rank take Order" and the distance of four horses...
Page 53 - In column fuch leader will be on the pivot flank of his divifion in all foliations of manoeuvre. Thefe leaders cover each other in the given direction in which the column is to move; they are not themfelves then to be covered by any one, and are anfwerable for true diftances. Should any fuch leader not be appointed, or be wanting to a divifion, his place is to remain vacant, and not to be occupied by the flank files of men, for fuch flank files t>f men are invariably to remain covering each other.

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