Camp, Garrison & Guard Duty: With a Modified Manual of Arms for the Officers & Soldiers of the Michigan Infantry

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W. B. Howe, 1861 - Guard duty - 34 pages
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Page 17 - Friend, with the countersign," and he be instructed to pass persons with the countersign, he will reply — "Advance, friend, with the countersign!
Page 18 - The Sergeant of the grand rounds answers — " Grand rounds!" The Sergeant of the guard replies — "Advance, Sergeant, with the countersign!" The Sergeant of the rounds advances alone, gives the countersign, and returns to his round. The Sergeant of the guard calls to his officer — " The countersign is right !" on which the officer of the guard calls — " Advance, rounds !" The officer of the rounds then advances alone, the guard standing at shouldered arms.
Page 16 - It is the duty of a sentinel to repeat all calls made from posts more distant from the main body of the guard than his own, and no sentinel will be posted so distant as not to be heard by the guard, either directly or through other sentinels.
Page 17 - Advance sergeant {or corporal) with the countersign!" and satisfy himself that the party is what it represents itself to be. If he have no authority to pass persons with the countersign, if the wrong countersign be given, or if the persons have not the countersign, he will cause them to stand, and call " Corporal of the Guard!" 426. In the daytime, when the sentinel before the guard sees the officer of the day approach, he will call, "Turn out the guard!
Page 13 - Commanders of guards leaving their posts to visit their sentinels, or on other duty, are to mention their intention, and the probable time of their absence, to the next in command.
Page 16 - Guards do not turn out, as a matter of compliment, after sunset ; but sentinels will, when officers in uniform approach, pay them proper attention, by facing to the proper front and standing steady at shouldered arms. This will be observed until...
Page 18 - When any person approaches a post of the guard at night, the sentinel before the post, after challenging, causes him to halt until examined by a non-commissioned officer of the guard. If it be the officer of the day...
Page 7 - Sergeants; and at the second call, repair to the regimental or garrison parade, conducted by the First Sergeants. Each detachment, as it arrives, will, under the direction of the Adjutant, take post on the left of the one that preceded it, in open order, arms shouldered, and bayonets fixed ; the supernumeraries five paces in the rear of the men of their respective companies; the First Sergeants in rear of them. The Sergeant-Major will dress the ranks, count the files, verify the details, and when...
Page 15 - Corporal reports to him, and presents the old relief on its return. 391. . . .The countersign, or watchword, is given to such persons as are entitled to pass during the night, and to officers, non-commissioned officers, and sentinels of the guard. Interior guards receive the countersign only when ordered by the commander of the troops.
Page 25 - One time and three motions. 207. (First motion.) Raise the piece with the left hand, and seize it with the right hand at the small of the stock. The piece erect and detached from the shoulder, the butt against the hip, the left fore-arm along the piece.

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