Evolutions of a brigade and corps dʼarmée
"The following volumes of Infantry Tactics are based upon the French ordonnances of 1831 and 1845, for the manoeuvres of heavy infantry and chasseurs a pied. Both of these systems have been in use in our service for some year; the former having been translated by Lieutenant-General Scott, and the latter by Lieutenant-Colonel Hardee ... In this School [of the Battalion], several battalion manoeuvres have been introduced not in the original, several thrown out, and others changed and modified." -- From Preface, v. 1, p. 5-6.
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Page 47 - A column, right in front, being at a halt, when the colonel shall wish to form it to the left into line, he will assure the positions of the guides by the means previously indicated, and then command: 1. Left into line, wheel.
Page 130 - ... file past him, and when his left guide is abreast of him, he will halt it, and face it to the front. The chief of the fourth division, when he shall see it nearly unmasked, will command: 1. Fourth division, forward; 2. Guide left; 3. MARCH (or double quick — MARCH). This division will move towards the line of battle, and when at three paces from this line, it will be halted by its chief, and aligned by the left. 559. The chief of the third division will move his division forward, conforming...
Page 31 - ... the line of battle, which it will pass in rear of the left marker; the first file having passed three paces beyond the line, the company will wheel again by file to the left, in order to place itself in rear of the two markers ; being in this position, its captain will halt it, face it to the front, and align it by the right against the markers. 468. At the second command, all the other companies will face to the right, each captain placing himself by the side of his right guide. 469. At the...
Page 33 - ARTICLE SIXTH. To march in column at half distance, or closed in mass. 281. A column at half distance or in mass, being at a halt, the colonel will put it in march by the commands prescribed for a column at full distance.
Page 18 - ... division. 148. If the battalion be in march, instead of at a halt, the movement will be executed by combining the two gaits of quick and double quick time, and always in rear of one of the flank divisions. 149. The battalion being in march, to ploy it in rear of the first division, the colonel will command : 1. Close column by division. 2.
Page 51 - No. 390 and following. 502. If a column by company, at half distance, be in march, and it be necessar.y to form rapidly into line of battle, the colonel will command : 1. By the rear of column left (or right] into line, wheel. 2. MARCH (or double quick — MARCH).
Page 36 - ... put itself in the new direction, and whose left ought to pass the point at which the right had rested, may, at the command halt, find itself, in its whole front, parallel to the leading subdivision. 321. By this method there is no direction that may not be given to a column in mass.