Instruction for Field Artillery

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J.B. Lippincott, 1860 - Artillery drill and tactics - 348 pages
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Page 85 - Each movement should be understood before passing to another. After they have been properly executed in the order laid down in each lesson, the instructor no longer confines himself to that order; on the contrary, he should change it, that he may judge of the intelligence of the men.
Page 103 - The object of the moulinet is to render the joints of the arm and wrist supple, and as it adds to the confidence of the men when isolated, by increasing their dexterity, they should first be exercised at it, as a preparation for the other motions. Each lesson is therefore commenced and ended with moulinets, executed with a quickness proportioned to the progress of the troopers. The instructor pays particular attention that the men do not employ a degree of force in the sabre exercise, which not only...
Page iv - That the system of discipline and field exercise which is and shall be ordered to be observed by the regular army of the United States, in the different corps of infantry, artillery, and riflemen, shall also be observed by the militia, in the exercises and discipline of the said corps, respectively, throughout the United States.
Page 33 - Japan varnish 1 " Linseed oil, boiled 73 " Spirits turpentine 1 " Grind the lampblack in oil ; mix it with the oil, then grind the litharge in oil and add it, stirring it well into the mixture. The varnish and turpentine are added last.
Page 140 - ... some hours before firing. If this method, several times repeated, is not successful, unscrew the vent piece, if it be a brass gun, and if an iron one, drill out the spike or drill a new vent. To drive out a Shot wedged in the Bore. — Unscrew the vent piece if there be one, and drive in...
Page 91 - ... the scabbard with the left han'd, and grasp it at the upper band. At the command saber, drop the point to the rear and pass the blade across and along the left arm; turn the head slightly to the left, fixing the eyes on the opening of the scabbard, raise the right hand, insert and return the blade...
Page 91 - At the command saber drop the point to the rear and pass the blade across and along the left arm; turn the head slightly to the left, fixing the eyes on the opening of the scabbard, raise the right hand, insert and return the blade; free the wrist from the...
Page 105 - ... nearer than the thumb ^position of the bridle hand); at the same time, place the right hand in tierce at the height of, and 3 inches from, the left hand, the thumb extended on the back of the gripe, the little finger by the side of the others, the point of the sabre...
Page 161 - ... the left fore and hind legs ; he gallops on the left foot when the left fore and hind legs are in advance. He gallops true when he gallops on the right foot in marching to the right, or on the left foot in marching to the left hand ; he gallops false if in marching to the right he gallops on the left foot or conversely. A horse is disunited...
Page 109 - A.) 1. At the last part of the command, which is CUT, turn the head to the right, carry the hand opposite to the left shoulder, the point of the sabre upwards, the edge to the left. 2. Extend the arm quickly to its full length, give a back-handed cut horizontally.

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