Manual for Privates of Infantry of the Organized Militia of the United States

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1909 - 185 pages
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Page 62 - To the rear, 2. MARCH. At the command march, given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot; turn to the right about on the balls of both feet and immediately step off with the left foot.
Page 13 - That the militia, when called into the actual service of the United States, shall be subject to the same Rules and Articles of War as the regular troops of the United States.
Page 66 - The cadence of the motions is that of quick time ; the recruits are first required to give their whole attention to the details of the motions, the cadence being gradually acquired as they become accustomed to handling their pieces.
Page 54 - Heels on the same line and as near each other as the conformation of the man permits.
Page 7 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page 148 - At every military post or station the flag will be hoisted at the sounding of the first note of the reveille, or of the first note of the march, if a march be played before the reveille. The flag will be lowered at the sounding of the last note of the retreat, and while the flag is being lowered the band will play " The Star-Spangled Banner," or, if there be no band present, the field music will sound
Page 47 - There are two kinds of commands: The preparatory command, such as forward, indicates the movement that is to be executed. The command of execution, such as MARCH, HALT, or ARMS, causes the execution.
Page 60 - The instructor, when necessary, indicates the cadence of the step by calling one, two, three, four, or left, right, the instant the left and right foot, respectively, should be planted.
Page 79 - ... so as to follow the preceding man at 4 paces. The command halt is given when all have their distances. In case more than one squad is in line, each squad executes the movement as above.
Page 65 - ... about 3 inches from the ground, barrel to the rear, the left hand above and near the right, steadying the...

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